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Australia : South Australia

136.0 km (84.5 miles) W of Birdsville (QLD), SA, Australia
Approx. altitude: 22 m (72 ft)
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Antipode: 26°N 42°W

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

#2: View to north - Can't really see corner post due to wide angle lens - footprint trail approximates true north #3: View to south #4: View to east #5: View to west across Lake Poeppel #6: Obligatory GPS shot #7: Wife Keyla with daughters Tari and Elodie at the Corner Post #8: Me at the Corner Post

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  26°S 138°E (visit #3)  

#1: General view of confluence area looking southish (CP is where my footprints terminate)

(visited by Stephen Jeffers, Keyla Jeffers, Tari Jeffers and Elodie Jeffers)

07-Oct-2003 -- Whilst planning our trip to Central Australia, I noticed that we would be passing right by this Confluence Point. Even though it has been visited before, it was worth a followup visit as it was over a year since Chris and Karin Weight's visit. It would be interesting to compare visit photos to see if the landscape had changed much due the recent rains.

After about 4 days zig-zagging our way across the Simpson Desert (and finally negotiating a soft and muddy Lake Poeppel) we stopped at the Corner Post for a bit of lunch. I took the opportunity to grab my GPS and Camera and go for a bit of a walk to the Confluence Point. As Chris and Karin pointed out the WGS 84 Confluence Point is 360ish metres from the Corner Post.

I quickly found the point, snapped some photos and returned to the Corner Post to take a few more photos.

We then set out along the QAA Line to Birdsville. Due to recent rains, we had to take diversions around the salt lakes to avoid becoming bogged.


 All pictures
#1: General view of confluence area looking southish (CP is where my footprints terminate)
#2: View to north - Can't really see corner post due to wide angle lens - footprint trail approximates true north
#3: View to south
#4: View to east
#5: View to west across Lake Poeppel
#6: Obligatory GPS shot
#7: Wife Keyla with daughters Tari and Elodie at the Corner Post
#8: Me at the Corner Post
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
Poeppel Corner, the triple boundary point between the Northern Territory, Queensland, and South Australia is located about 350 m NNW of the Confluence.