25-Mar-2006 -- This visit was the second of three new confluences that we managed to complete on a 10-day trip from Perth to Alice Springs via the Great Central Road, then south to Coober Pedy and back through Kingoonya to Wirulla and across the Nullabor to Perth - a total of 6,500km.
We had contacted the Woomera Prohibited Area control officer (Wally Broome) for permission to enter the area and had talked to Wayne Rankin, the owner of McDouall Peak station.
Having completed 29°S 135°E this morning, we headed south on Stuart Highway and turned off to the west about 110km from Coober Pedy on the track to McDouall Peak station. The track then branched off to the SW, past a communication tower. A few km further on the track passed within 400m of the confluence, so we left the vehicle (we still had our Avan in tow) and walked in over low scrubby saltbush to the confluence.
After the usual photo set, we continued on the track, now heading south, then east to connect back with the Stuart Highway and on to Glendambo where we camped the night.