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Australia : South Australia

13.9 km (8.6 miles) SSW of Tintinara, SA, Australia
Approx. altitude: 25 m (82 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 36°N 40°W

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

#2: View West (towards the vegetation-covered sand dune) #3: View North (towards farmland) #4: View East (towards the vegetation-covered sand dune) #5: The confluence point lies on a sheep farm, at the northern edge of a vegetation-covered sand dune #6: All GPS zeros! #7: Xanthorrhoea - aka. “Yakka” or” Blackboys” - growing on the adjacent sand dune, 180 m from the point #8: Sheep wandering over a sand dune - about 1.5 km south of the point

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  36°S 140°E (visit #4)  

#1: View South (towards the vegetation-covered sand dune)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

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.


 All pictures
#1: View South (towards the vegetation-covered sand dune)
#2: View West (towards the vegetation-covered sand dune)
#3: View North (towards farmland)
#4: View East (towards the vegetation-covered sand dune)
#5: The confluence point lies on a sheep farm, at the northern edge of a vegetation-covered sand dune
#6: All GPS zeros!
#7: Xanthorrhoea - aka. “Yakka” or” Blackboys” - growing on the adjacent sand dune, 180 m from the point
#8: Sheep wandering over a sand dune - about 1.5 km south of the point
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)