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Australia : Queensland

2.9 km (1.8 miles) NW of Cooloola, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 24 m (78 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 26°N 27°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: All zeros! #7: One of the many Bottlebrush/Banksia flowers near the confluence point

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  26°S 153°E (visit #6)  

#1: The confluence point lies in thick bush, 150 meters from the nearest road

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

09-Feb-2012 -- This was a confluence point that I'd first visited twelve years ago, during the 'selective availability' era, so I decided to revisit it to get 'all zeros' (and some better photos).

The confluence point is 150 meters from the nearby paved road - farther than I had recalled from my previous visit. (Of course, due to 'selective availability', it's likely that back then I didn't hike quite so far to get to where I thought the point was.) 150 meters (each way) is not a long distance to hike, but because it's through some quite dense (and often boggy) bush, it took me about 1/4 of an hour to reach the point. Because I had forgotten to pack hiking boots, I ended up having to hike through the dense bush in sandals, but luckily did not encounter any snakes. Fortunately, the patch of bush around the confluence point itself was clear enough that I was able to get 'all zeros' without too much trouble. Nonetheless, the four compass-point views from the point are rather bland, without much variety. There are, however, several pretty native bottle brush flowers growing in the area.

I also noticed that the long grass near the confluence point is matted down in several places, suggesting that this is a quite popular spot to visit.


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#1: The confluence point lies in thick bush, 150 meters from the nearest road
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: All zeros!
#7: One of the many Bottlebrush/Banksia flowers near the confluence point
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