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Australia : Queensland

1.0 km (0.6 miles) SW of McIlwraith, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 84 m (275 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 25°N 28°W

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View West #3: View North (towards Ellerays Road, 300 m away) #4: View East #5: The confluence point lies in this gap between two sugar cane fields #6: All GPS zeros! #7: The 'Mystery Craters', a few km east of the point

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  25°S 152°E (visit #2)  

#1: View South

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

22-Nov-2016 -- At least once a year I spend time on Australia’s Gold Coast, visiting relatives. I have already visited all of the Degree Confluence Points near the Gold Coast, but today got the opportunity to visit this point, a little farther away. I was driving north from the Gold Coast to Hervey Bay (in preparation for taking a tour of Fraser Island the next day). I decided to make a short detour to the north to visit this point, which is just east of the Bruce Highway, near the town of Gin Gin.

This point had been visited once before - 15 years ago, in October 2001. The description from the previous visitors was a bit puzzling, because it suggested that they had found the point difficult to reach. Satellite imagery, however, clearly shows the point to be in a field, just 300 m south of a paved road (Ellerays Road). So that’s the route that I took. The point was easy to reach: Just a short walk down a farm path, then just a short distance across a sugar cane field (where the plants - at this time - were fortunately no more than knee high. The point itself lies in the gap between two separate sugar cane fields.

After visiting the point, I visited the nearby 'Mystery Craters’ - a bit of a ‘tourist trap’, but perhaps worth checking out if you happen to be in the area.


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#1: View South
#2: View West
#3: View North (towards Ellerays Road, 300 m away)
#4: View East
#5: The confluence point lies in this gap between two sugar cane fields
#6: All GPS zeros!
#7: The 'Mystery Craters', a few km east of the point
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