10-Jun-2017 -- I’m spending a few days driving up the north-east coast of Australia - from the Gold Coast up to Cairns. After spending the night in Gladstone, I tried to visit this nearby Degree Confluence Point (that had been visited only once before, in May 2001). I tried approaching the point from the south-east (by taking a turnoff at 24.00471°S 151.02634°E from highway 60), but soon ran into a problem: The Calliope River was in the way, and it appeared to be too deep to wade across. At this point, I was 1.89 km from the point.
I aborted this attempt, and then tried driving farther west, taking Mount Alma Road off highway 60. This road passed no closer than 2.7 km from the point. Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to hike from here to/from the point (as the previous visitors had done), because I wanted to visit 21S 149E near Mackay later in the day, before sunset. So I decided to register this as an incomplete visit, and perhaps leave it for another visit, sometime in the future.