15-Apr-2019 -- I decided to spend my last full day in the Sydney area trying to visit this Degree Confluence Point (that had been visited only twice before in the past 18 years). Researching this point beforehand, I could tell that it was going to be remote, but it turned out to be somewhat more accessible than I’d anticipated, because I was able to drive my 2WD rental car (albeit slowly) along a series of narrow dirt roads, ending up on the Yango Track, just 1.6 km East of the point. However, I knew beforehand (from the previous visitors’ reports) that a direct 1.6 km each-way hike would not be optimal, because that would require crossing several gullies. I therefore used Google Earth beforehand to plan a route that would take me in a zig-zag pattern along the ridgelines, to avoiding crossing any of the gullies. My plan was to follow the following waypoints en route to the point:
- -32.99894,151.01913 (Start here, from the Yango Track)
My plan worked remarkably well. Following this route, there was no steep climbing or descending, except at the very end, when I got within 50m of the point (which lies on a North-facing slope). Nonetheless, because of all of the 'bushwhacking’ involved, this was not an easy hike. My total hike was only 6.2 km, but it felt longer. If you attempt to visit this point, be sure to wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket.
Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point.