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Australia : Queensland

4.0 km (2.5 miles) SE of Mount Jukes, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 5 m (16 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 21°N 31°W

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View West #3: View North #4: View East #5: The confluence point lies in this bare patch of ground, just in front of a thick patch of mangroves #6: All GPS zeros! #7: A view across the railroad tracks towards the point, 400 m away (just in front of the thick patch of mangroves)

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#1: View South

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

10-Jun-2017 -- What a difference two months (and a low tide) makes! I first attempted to visit this point way back in April 2000, at the end of the wet season. At that time the Degree Confluence Point was covered in water, and I thought that it couldn’t be reached without a dinghy! A year and a half later, at the end of the dry season, Owen Foley successfully reached the point, when it was bone dry. Now, 17 years (and two months) after my initial attempt, I was in the area once again, and this time managed to reach the point.

I started hiking from the same point as before - from a bend of a gravel road, 400 m southwest of the point. With the ground being dry this time, I hiked through long grass, across railroad tracks, through more long grass, through a fence, and then into a (fortunately, bone dry) mangrove swamp. The point lies on a clear patch of ground, just in front of a thick line of mangroves. This is one of the more unique Degree Confluence Points that I have visited - and the only one so far that lies among mangroves.


 All pictures
#1: View South
#2: View West
#3: View North
#4: View East
#5: The confluence point lies in this bare patch of ground, just in front of a thick patch of mangroves
#6: All GPS zeros!
#7: A view across the railroad tracks towards the point, 400 m away (just in front of the thick patch of mangroves)
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