22-Feb-2008 -- We visited this confluence point during a delivery flight of an R44 helicopter from Brisbane, QLD to Victoria River Downs Station in the NT.On the same trip we also visited or passed by 18S-135E, 18S-138E, 18S-139E, 18-141, 19S-141E, 22S-142E, 26S-144E and 26S-146E. We made a detour via the Gulf of Carpentaria to go Heli-fishing for Barramundi - an amazingly spectacular trip across some of the best scenery in the world.
We passed via the confluence point when flying between Charleville and Longreach as well as visited some friends who lived on some of the remote stations in this part of the "outback". The land here is primarily flat and used for grazing of cattle. During drought periods, farmers push over strips of low going native trees called Mulga for use as feed for the animals - the cleared strips were visible from above, making the area much like a giant patchwork. There were large numbers of wild goats in addition to the native kangaroos and emus. We took some amazing photos of huge group of emu's running across the plains.
The confluence point itself was fairly typical of the surrounding area. A number of kangaroos ran from the scrub as the helicopter landed. Whilst reasonably remote, the point would be relatively easy to visit by land given the number of tracks on the farms nearby. I guess it is only about 50km from Charleville itself.