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Australia : Queensland

15.9 km (9.9 miles) NE of Ravenswood, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 115 m (377 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 20°N 33°W

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View West (towards a gravel road (not visible), 100 m away) #3: View North #4: View East #5: The confluence point lies among thinly-spaced gum trees, just 100 m east of a road #6: All GPS zeros! #7: The nearby historic gold mining town of Ravenswood

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  20°S 147°E (visit #3)  

#1: View South

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

11-Jun-2017 -- Driving north from Mackay, I first thought about visiting 20S 148E - which I had registered as an ‘incomplete’ visit in April 2000 - but decided that I didn’t want to do a 1.7+ km each way hike through long grass. Instead, I turned inland at the town of Ayr to visit this much easier point, which is just 100 m from a gravel road.

Being only 100 m from a road, this point was easy to reach. There was a barbed-wire fence alongside the road, but there was enough space to crawl underneath it. Like so many of Australia’s Degree Confluence Points, this point lies in grassland, among thinly-spaced gum (i.e. eucalyptus) trees. There is a cluster of small rocks at the point, but these appear to be natural, rather than a rock cairn.

After visiting this point, I continued driving north to visit the nearby historic mining town of Ravenswood, and then to Charters Towers.


 All pictures
#1: View South
#2: View West (towards a gravel road (not visible), 100 m away)
#3: View North
#4: View East
#5: The confluence point lies among thinly-spaced gum trees, just 100 m east of a road
#6: All GPS zeros!
#7: The nearby historic gold mining town of Ravenswood
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)