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Australia : Queensland

5.5 km (3.4 miles) ENE of Elimbah, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 22 m (72 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 27°N 27°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 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: The Nearby Forest Track #10: A Glass House Mountain

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  27°S 153°E (visit #6)  

#1: The Confluence from 25 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

26-Nov-2012 -- The story starts at 43°S 147°E and continues from 28°S 153°E.

In the morning of confluence day, I got up a 3:27 AM in my hostel in Brisbane and started cycling at 4:30 AM. Such an early start helped me to get out of the city before the morning rush-hour would begin. Actually, I - accidentally - got on the M1 motorway which took me northwards with nice speeds around 40 km/h.

From the town Caboolture (10 km beeline), I started my approach to this confluence. I rode on several forest tracks until I reached the confluence point, which is right in the middle of a large forested area. It actually is a maze of little tracks, but with a digital aerial image at hand, the approach can be straight forward. One of the tracks comes as close as 74 m to the confluence.

The point is now in a young pine forest, after it had been cleared around the year 2010.

After visiting the confluence I reached the area of the Glass House Mountains, which is just north of the confluence point. There are spectacular rhyolite volcanic plunges between a flat plain.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to an asphalt road: 2000 m
  • Distance to a track: 74 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 74 m
  • Time to reach CP from bicycle parking: 2 minutes
  • Time at CP: 8:00 AM
  • Measured height: 15 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 1 m
  • Position accuracy: 4 m
  • Topography: flat
  • Vegetation: young pine trees, grass
  • Weather: sunny, 25° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Glass House Mountains Confluence

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

The story continues at confluence 26°S 153°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 25 m distance
#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: The Nearby Forest Track
#10: A Glass House Mountain
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