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Australia : Western Australia

5.8 km (3.6 miles) W of Nanarup, WA, Australia
Approx. altitude: 16 m (52 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 35°N 62°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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#2: View West #3: View North #4: View East #5: The confluence point lies in a small clearing, next to a burnt tree trunk #6: All zeros! #7: A Scarlet Banksia ("Banksia coccinea") - endemic to this area - seen while hiking to the confluence point #8: Some more interesting vegetation seen near the confluence point #9: Even more interesting vegetation seen near the confluence point #10: The start of the path that leads towards the confluence point

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  35°S 118°E (visit #4)  

#1: View South

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

01-Dec-2014 -- Western Australia's two southernmost confluence points are at 35 degrees south - sitting on either side of the important harbour town of Albany. The first of these, 35S 117E (which I attempted unsuccessfully yesterday) - is quite difficult to reach. Fortunately the second of these points - 35S 118E - is much easier to reach, as it lies just 150 m from a trail, and less than 600 m from a road.

I drove down Gull Rock Road (a dirt road, but easily drivable in my 2WD rental car) and parked at a junction with a trail (an old double-track road) at 34.99480°S 118.00107°E, and began hiking along the trail, towards the confluence point. The trail circles around the southern end of the confluence point, getting about 150 m away. At this point I hiked through the brush to the point. Fortunately the vegetation wasn't too thick, and the hiking was fairly easy.

The confluence point lies in a small clearing, next to a small burnt tree trunk. About 5 m away is a larger clearing, with several old wine bottles strewn about. So apparently this confluence point was a party spot for some visitors sometime in the past.


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#1: View South
#2: View West
#3: View North
#4: View East
#5: The confluence point lies in a small clearing, next to a burnt tree trunk
#6: All zeros!
#7: A Scarlet Banksia ("Banksia coccinea") - endemic to this area - seen while hiking to the confluence point
#8: Some more interesting vegetation seen near the confluence point
#9: Even more interesting vegetation seen near the confluence point
#10: The start of the path that leads towards the confluence point
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