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Australia : Queensland

9.2 km (5.7 miles) WNW of Macalister, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 323 m (1059 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 27°N 29°W

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

#2: View to the East #3: View to the South #4: View to the West #5: The money shot #6: The blokes who walked in the park #7: The flock of cockatiels and the Warregi Hwy in the background

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  27°S 151°E (visit #4)  

#1: View to the North

(visited by george taran and Arjen Raue)

23-Feb-2006 -- Inspired by our visit to 27°S 149°E from the previous day and with George’s muscles still aching, we looked at the map and saw the relative ease of visiting this confluence on our way back to Brisbane. We hadn’t done our homework at all and didn’t remember any of the accounts of the previous visitors. But compared to yesterday, this looked like the proverbial walk in the park.

So after reaching the Warrego Hwy from Kogan via an unchartered road, just east of Macalister, we drove west and automatically got onto the unsealed road with deep tracks, as described by the prior visitors. We narrowly managed to avoid the tree next to the very soft bit of ground and parked 280 m away from the magic spot. A nice walk along the river and we found the confluence, dutifully did our tribal dance, took the pictures and were on our way within 20 minutes.

But our mood got even better when we found quite a big flock of Cockatiels hanging around the road back north. These unassuming parrots are quite spectacular in the wild with their flying skills and their beautifully sharp wings, tails and crests. One of the previous visitors describes Yellow Crested White Cockatoos in great numbers around the confluence.

Therefore we’d recommend this confluence to every bird watcher.


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#1: View to the North
#2: View to the East
#3: View to the South
#4: View to the West
#5: The money shot
#6: The blokes who walked in the park
#7: The flock of cockatiels and the Warregi Hwy in the background
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