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Australia : Victoria

2.5 km (1.6 miles) S of Neerim East, VIC, Australia
Approx. altitude: 273 m (895 ft)
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Antipode: 38°N 34°W

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#2: Big gum tree right on the confluence point #3: Some dairy farming country visible through the trees #4: Unsealed road next to the confluence #5: GPS readings - 38S 146E #6: Map of Neerim South

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  38°S 146°E (visit #2)  

#1: Fenced off area next to the confluence

(visited by David Thompson)

21-Oct-2001 -- I only learned about the Confluence Project over some beers on Friday night and did 37S 146E yesterday and had a crack at 38S 146E today. I know that they have both been done before, but they are both nice easy ones to get started with if you are from Melbourne.

Having visited the Noojee area many times before, I was fairly confident that I'd be able to find this confluence without too much difficulty.

This confluence is located in some lovely meandering hills where dairy farming seems to be the main activity.

Coming from Melbourne, I took the Princes Highway (M1) towards Warragul, taking the Druin West exit (C426) and then followed the signs to Neerim South.

Once in the township of Neerim South, I took the turn-off to the right on Neerim East Road which is just after the shops. At the bottom of the hill the road goes left, but you can go straight ahead on McDougal Road which is what I did based on what the arrow on my GPS was telling me.

After about one kilometre I reached a T intersection and turned left at Wattle Lane which took me through to a sealed road, which I think was Neerim East Road again - possibly confirming that all roads lead to the 38S 146E confluence!

I kept on that road and then turned right at a fork to be on a road called Fraser Spur Road (570 metres to go). This road looks like it is currently being resurfaced and possibly being prepared to be sealed. Driving quite slowly for about half a kilometre, the arrow on my GPS swung around to be pointing at right angles to my left and showing the confluence to be only 20 or 30 metres away. I parked right there, scrambled down an embankment and right next to a big gum tree, my GPS came up all zeros!

It was warm cloudless day and from the confluence point you can see a small farm house and a creek at the bottom of the gully. There is barbed wire fenced-off area only metres away from the confluence point, but there was no need to cross any fence to get to it.

Coming home we kept going straight ahead, following signs to Neerim Junction and then to Yarra Junction for a pleasant drive home through the forest.


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#1: Fenced off area next to the confluence
#2: Big gum tree right on the confluence point
#3: Some dairy farming country visible through the trees
#4: Unsealed road next to the confluence
#5: GPS readings - 38S 146E
#6: Map of Neerim South
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