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Australia : Queensland

5.5 km (3.4 miles) ENE of Elimbah, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 22 m (72 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 27°N 27°W

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#2: A ground-level view of the confluence #3: Another view from the confluence point, showing a native bottlebrush flower #4: My GPS display at the confluence point #5: Crossing Elimbah creek, on the way to the confluence

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  27°S 153°E (visit #1)  

#1: Looking upwards from the confluence point

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

24-Mar-2000 -- This is the northernmost of the two confluences in the greater Brisbane area, and is located within a commercial pine forest about 10 km north of Caboolture, and about 1 km east of the Bruce Highway. To reach it, I exited the Bruce Highway at the "Glasshouse Mountains tourist route", but then doubled back over the freeway (following the signs towards "Donnybrook"). This road continues as a rough unpaved road, and winds around behind (to the east of) the confluence. At [-26.99220,153.01247], I parked at a junction with a forestry service road, and hiked along this to the confluence. This road crosses Elimbah creek (see photo 5), and runs to within a few hundred metres of the confluence. A set of 4wd tracks takes you close to the confluence itself.

Most of this area has been recently forested and clear of trees. However, as of March 2000, the confluence itself lies just within a stand of pine trees that has yet to be forested. I had to walk through this for about 100m to reach the confluence.

The pine trees growing here are, of course, non-native to Australia. Photo 3, however, shows a small native bottlebrush growing amidst the pines.


 All pictures
#1: Looking upwards from the confluence point
#2: A ground-level view of the confluence
#3: Another view from the confluence point, showing a native bottlebrush flower
#4: My GPS display at the confluence point
#5: Crossing Elimbah creek, on the way to the confluence
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