the Degree Confluence Project

Australia : Tasmania

3.4 km (2.1 miles) WNW of Ranelagh, Tasmania, TAS, Australia
Approx. altitude: 161 m (528 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 43°N 33°W

Accuracy: 8 m (26 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: GPS Reading at the Mobile Phone #6: Ground Zero #7: The Confluence Monument

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  43°S 147°E (visit #7)  

#1: The Confluence - View to the East

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

24-Oct-2012 -- While I write these lines, I am still at the confluence point, editing and submitting the report via mobile phone.

I arrived in Hobart by airplane directly (i.e. with 2 short stops in Dubayy and Melbourne) from Europe on the previous day. The first thing I did was to buy a bicycle with the intention that it will serve as my home for the next four months, cycling northwards through Australia and South-East Asia.

This confluence visit was a test ride as a day trip starting and ending in Hobart. At 7 a.m. cycling began as a leasurely taken ride and I reached the confluence area around ten o'clock.

From the main asphalt road a steep gravel road (Browns Road) leads directly to the confluence point. Interestingly, the small distance of 14 m between Browns Road and the confluence can be walked to by footpath, as if the high number of confluence visitor was responsible for creation of that path. The exact location is marked with a cairn dating back from the visit by the Hendersons in 2007. I consists of a couple larger and smaller rocks.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to an asphalt road: 1.4 km
  • Distance to a public road: 14 m
  • Distance to a track: 14 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 14 m
  • Time at the CP: 11:00 AM
  • Measured height: 169 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy at the CP: 8 m
  • Topography: hilly
  • Vegetation: Eucalyptus trees, ferns
  • Weather: cloudy, 17° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Mobile Phone Confluence

PS: I did submit the report right at the confluence while sitting on the cairn. However, the picture upload via mobile connection was so slow that I decided after two uploaded images to do the rest later when there is a WLAN connection.

The story continues at confluence 43°S 146°E.

 All pictures
#1: The Confluence - View to the East
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: GPS Reading at the Mobile Phone
#6: Ground Zero
#7: The Confluence Monument
ALL: All pictures on one page