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Australia : Queensland

27.9 km (17.3 miles) NNE of Boatman, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 319 m (1046 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 27°N 33°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#2: The GPS at the confluence. #3: Looking north from the confluence. #4: Looking east from the confluence. #5: Looking south from the confluence. #6: Looking west from the confluence. #7: From the left: me, Melanie, Melanie's dad Michael.

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  27°S 147°E  

#1: The confluence is right between the two trees in the foreground.

(visited by Mats Henrikson, Melanie Bentley and Michael Bentley)

15-Jun-2006 -- After successfully visiting the S27 E148 confluence I wanted to do more. So on our way from Roma to Windorah we decided to attempt the S27 E147 confluence. We drove south from Morven on what I believe is the Nebine Road. The road was at first sealed as it passed through the Tregole National Park, but later became a dirt road which was in reasonable condition. The road went fairly close to the confluence, (within 5km or so, according to the map) easily walkable in case we didn't find a track suitable for the car which would get us closer.

We knew from looking at satellite photos of the area that there was some sort of track going through the woods that would get us closer to the confluence than the main road. So once we were at a similar latitude to the confluence we started looking for the track. Slightly south of the S27 latitude we found a fence running straight west, towards the confluence, with cleared areas on both sides of the fence that looked driveable. After managing to drive 1km along side the fence the cleared area became very rocky, so after hearing some rocks scrape the underside of the car we decided to continue on foot.

We continued following the fence for just over 2.5km, passing some dried up creeks, seeing some kangaroos in the woods and lots of traces of cattle, until the fence we were following ended at another fence line heading NE to SW. We followed this new fence line NW about 150m or so, and then headed straight through the woods towards the confluence.

The woods were easy to walk through as the trees were a fair distance apart. We reached the confluence at 12:35 after having walked about 3km from where we had left the car. Then it was a simple matter of more or less retracing our steps to the car and back out to the road and head north back to Morven again.


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#1: The confluence is right between the two trees in the foreground.
#2: The GPS at the confluence.
#3: Looking north from the confluence.
#4: Looking east from the confluence.
#5: Looking south from the confluence.
#6: Looking west from the confluence.
#7: From the left: me, Melanie, Melanie's dad Michael.
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