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Australia : Queensland

2.9 km (1.8 miles) NW of Cooloola, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 24 m (78 ft)
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Antipode: 26°N 27°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 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 #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Banksia #10: The Camp at a Distance of 260 m #11: Paul and his Invention

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  26°S 153°E (visit #7)  

#1: The Confluence from 30 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

28-Nov-2012 -- The story starts at 43°S 147°E and continues from 27°S 153°E.

The day before confluence day, I started cycling in Maoochydore (150 km south of the CP) and reached the confluence point via Gympie. It was already long after nightfall (9 PM) when I got to the spot - too late to make a proper documentation. So I set up my tent at a distance of 260 m from the confluence. Camping directly at the confluence point was not feasible due to the dense vegetation. Therefore, I went to an area without undergrowth on the other side of the road.

At 4 AM it was dawning already. After having a breakfast of 500 g of Muesli I went over to the exact location, which is in a dense section of shrubs. The vegetation also consists of beautiful grass, pine trees, and banksia.

After the visit, I had to cycle 13 km back to a road that would take me to Maryborough. There, I met Paul, who had built his own invention: a bicycle with two rear derailleurs in order to have a smoother shifting of gears.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to an asphalt road: 150 m
  • Distance to a track: 150 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 150 m
  • Time to reach CP from bicycle parking: 15 minutes
  • Time at CP: 5:15 AM
  • Measured height: 46 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 6 m
  • Topography: slightly hilly
  • Vegetation: pine trees, banksia, shrubs, grass
  • Weather: sunny, 24° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Early Banksia Confluence

More pictures of the trip can found at mautz.net.

The story continues at confluence 23°S 148°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 30 m distance
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Banksia
#10: The Camp at a Distance of 260 m
#11: Paul and his Invention
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)