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Australia : New South Wales

4.3 km (2.7 miles) SW of Murrumbateman, NSW, Australia
Approx. altitude: 594 m (1948 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 35°N 31°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading with Fly #7: Ground Zero #8: Kangaroo Nearby #9: Dead End Road 100 m from the Confluence Point

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  35°S 149°E (visit #5)  

#1: The Confluence from 20 m

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

18-Feb-2012 -- This is the fifth out of six confluences that I visited during a short trip to Australia. The story begins at 33°S 151°E. The previous visit is 34°S 149°E.

A visit of this confluence point requires a detour of 20 kilometers to the town Murrumbateman when approaching the confluence from the main highway between Canberra and Sydney. Lacking of a detailed map, I cruised around the outskirts of Murrumbateman looking for a road that could take me close to the confluence point. After several attempts that ended in dead ends, I finally gave up and parked my vehicle at a distance of 1.1 km next to a large pasture.

So I walked across the pasture, crossed a little forest and some other pastures where the predominating species of animals were not sheep or cows but kangaroos.

I was quite astonished when I reached the confluence point, because there appeared a road in front of me (at 100 m distance from the confluence). Actually this road was ending here but there was no clear reason why one would build a dead-end road here in the middle of nowhere. As if it had been built for the convenience for confluence hunters and I hadn’t even used the opportunity to drive on it. However, this road has not existed at the previous visits to this point. I expect that the confluence will be soon in a settlement.

The confluence is in the middle of a meadow with high grass. When I took the GPS-evidence picture a curious fly observed the zero-coordinates as witness. After documentation of the area, I had to backtrack the way that I had come, since I had to get back to my car.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to an asphalt road: 100 m
  • Distance to a road: 100 m
  • Distance to a track: 100 m
  • Distance of parking: 1.1 km
  • Distance to houses: 600 m
  • Time starting the hike: 3:00 PM
  • Time at the CP: 3:30 PM
  • Measured height: 601 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy at the CP: 4 m
  • Topography: flat
  • Vegetation: meadow with high grass and some yellow flowers, little forests in 300 m distance
  • Weather: sunny, 31° C (felt temperature)
  • Description of the CP: In New South Wales, area with cattle and sheep farming.
  • Given Name: The Curious Fly Confluence

Story continues at 35°S 150°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 20 m
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading with Fly
#7: Ground Zero
#8: Kangaroo Nearby
#9: Dead End Road 100 m from the Confluence Point
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