16-Jan-2018 -- My goal today was to visit two Degree Confluence Points to the southeast of Adelaide. This first point was the more difficult of the two, as it lies at least 2 km from the nearest public road. From the town of Tintanara, on highway A8, I drove down a series of dirt/gravel roads, ending up parking on Lucas Road at 36.01336°S 140.01776°E, 2.2 km southeast of the point. (This is where David Burren - the first visitor to this point - considered parking; instead, he continued down a private farm road before starting his hike.)
I began hiking across a sheep farm that consisted both of rolling grassland and, remarkably, sand dunes. I had not expected to encounter sand dunes on an Australian sheep farm. At one point I even saw a small group of sheep wandering over one of the dunes.
The point itself lies on the northern edge of one of the larger sand dunes - one that happens to be covered by native vegetation. From David Burren’s description, I was able to identify one of the most prominent plants as Xanthorrhoea - aka. “Yakka” or ”Blackboys”. The variety of terrain and vegetation made this one of the most interesting Degree Confluence Points that I have visited in Australia to date.