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Australia : Queensland

2.9 km (1.8 miles) NW of Cooloola, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 24 m (78 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 26°N 27°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Queen Elizabeth Drive 120m from the Confluence #3: 360° Panorama from the Confluence #4: The Standard Blurry GPS Shot #5: Rainbow Beach town (15km from the CP) #6: Rainbow Beach (15km from the CP) with Double Island Point in the distance

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  26°S 153°E (visit #2)  

#1: The Confluence Point

(visited by Gregory Medley and Mandana Medley)

17-Nov-2002 -- 26°S 153°E made a easy target for our first confluence hunt. We knew it was fairly accessible because it had been visited before but the first visitor was hampered by selective availability and poor light.

We left Brisbane at a civilized hour and drove north to Gympie and then east toward Rainbow Beach. About 15km before Rainbow Beach, we turned off into Queen Elizabeth Drive which took us to about 120m from our target. A few minutes walk through thick and scratchy scrub and we found the point without any trouble.

From what I could see, the vicinity hasn't changed much since the last visit two years ago. It is in an area of low scrub and open eucalypt forest just outside the Great Sandy National Park. The confluence point itself is in a shallow rut, knee-deep in vegetation and inhabited by a large ground spider who was kind enough to go away while we took the requisite photos.

When we were finished we had a look around the pleasant little towns of Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay. On the way home we stopped at Mooloolaba for a late lunch and made a half-hearted attempt at 27°S 153°E which had to be called off due to failing light.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence Point
#2: Queen Elizabeth Drive 120m from the Confluence
#3: 360° Panorama from the Confluence
#4: The Standard Blurry GPS Shot
#5: Rainbow Beach town (15km from the CP)
#6: Rainbow Beach (15km from the CP) with Double Island Point in the distance
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