16-Jan-2018 -- My goal today was to visit two Degree Confluence Points to the southeast of Adelaide. This first point was the more difficult of the two, as it lies at least 2km from the nearest public road. From the town of Tintanara, on highway A8, I drove down a series of dirt/gravel roads, ending up parking on Lucas Road at [-36.01336,140.01776], 2.2 km southeast of the point. (This is where David Burren - the first visitor to this point - considered parking; instead, he continued down a private farm road before starting his hike.)
I began hiking across a sheep farm that consisted both of rolling grassland and, remarkably, sand dunes. I had not expected to encounter sand dunes on an Australian sheep farm. At one point I even saw a small group of sheep wandering over one of the dunes.
The point itself lies on the northern edge of one of the larger sand dunes - one that happens to be covered by native vegetation. From David Burren’s description, I was able to identify one of the most prominent plants as Xanthorrhoea - aka. “Yakka” or ”Blackboys”. The variety of terrain and vegetation made this one of the most interesting Degree Confluence Points that I have visited in Australia to date.