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Australia : Queensland

35.8 km (22.2 miles) ENE of Calvert (NT), QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 38 m (124 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 17°N 42°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View from the confuence point, facing east. #3: View from the confuence point, facing south. #4: View from the confuence point, facing west. Note the large <b>wallaby</b>. #5: The Garmin Etrex shows a satisfying "all zeroes" in the Location field. #6: Self-photo of Sarah-Jane and myself at the confluence point. #7: There are no obstructions in this area, allowing GPS location accuracy of 4m.

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  17°S 138°E  

#1: View from the confuence point, facing north.

(visited by Leon Wende and Sarah-Jane)

03-Aug-2009 -- This confluence point was visited while we were on holiday, travelling from Perth to Cairns then back to Perth via the Gulf and the Kimberley.

Four visits were planned for this trip: 12°S 143°E, 18°S 140°E, 17°S 129°E and 17°S 138°E.

This confluence point is on the border between Queensland and the Northern Territory, and is on the property of Wollogorang Station.

I had contacted the station's owner prior to leaving Perth, seeking his permission to traverse Wollogorang in order to visit the confluence point - but did not hear back from him.

On the day that the visit was planned we drove into Wollogorang and fortunately the owner, Stuart Zlotkowski, was at home. After receiving an explanation and clarification of our intentions he gave us his permission to proceed and provided instructions for reaching the target point. We are grateful to him for this.

Sarah-Jane and I drove from the homestead 25km north along a dusty station track which, as planned, took us to within 200m of the point. From there it was a short and easy walk through reasonably dense savannah scrub to the confluence point, a few metres west of which a large wallaby was waiting for us! (See photograph)

After taking the prescribed photographs, the return to the homestead and exiting the station and back to the main road were straightforward and uneventful.


 All pictures
#1: View from the confuence point, facing north.
#2: View from the confuence point, facing east.
#3: View from the confuence point, facing south.
#4: View from the confuence point, facing west. Note the large wallaby.
#5: The Garmin Etrex shows a satisfying "all zeroes" in the Location field.
#6: Self-photo of Sarah-Jane and myself at the confluence point.
#7: There are no obstructions in this area, allowing GPS location accuracy of 4m.
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
The demarcation line with the Northern Territory is passing about 550 m west of the Confluence.