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Australia : Queensland

1.5 km (0.9 miles) SSE of Beaudesert, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 59 m (193 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 28°N 27°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Car in the Yard Nextdoor #10: Brisbane Downtown #11: The Lions Road

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  28°S 153°E (visit #8)  

#1: The Confluence from 15 m

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

24-Nov-2012 -- The story starts at 43°S 147°E and continues from 29°S 153°E.

In the morning of confluence day, I rode the 'Lions Road', a spectacular road that was funded by the Lions Club. It connects New South Wales and Queensland with grades of 19 % which is quite challenging for a fully loaded cyclist.

In the later morning, I reached the town of Beaudesert. Although I had become very hungry, I went on to visit the confluence point, which was just 1.2 km from the town center. On an arterial road in south-eastern direction, I measured a remaining distance of 177 m beeline to the confluence point. An open field between built-up areas gave easy access to it.

The confluence was in a meadow with short grass and a nearby pond. A glimpse into the neighbour's yard revealed an interesting vintage car.

After visiting the confluence and after having a giant lunch, I kept on cycling northwards, reaching Brisbane in the evening.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to an asphalt road: 177 m
  • Distance to a track: 177 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 170 m
  • Time to reach CP from bicycle parking: 2 minutes
  • Time at CP: 11:00 AM
  • Measured height: 74 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 1 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: flat
  • Vegetation: meadow with short grass
  • Weather: cloudy, 34° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Veteran Car Confluence

More pictures of the trip can found at mautz.net.

The story continues at confluence 27°S 153°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 15 m
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Car in the Yard Nextdoor
#10: Brisbane Downtown
#11: The Lions Road
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)