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Australia : Tasmania

5.6 km (3.5 miles) W of Cranbrook, Tasmania, TAS, Australia
Approx. altitude: 76 m (249 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 42°N 32°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: Ground cover at the confluence point #6: All zeros! #7: Looking down on the point from a height of 120m.  (The Brushy River is visible at the top of the image) #8: View North, from 120m above the point #9: View East, from 120m above the point #10: View South (towards Great Oyster Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula), from 120m above the point #11: View West, from 120m above the point #12: A view of the quarry, 1.5 km from the point - looking towards Great Oyster Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula

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  42°S 148°E (visit #2)  

#1: The confluence point lies in eucalyptus woodland, next to a clearing, 100m from the Brushy River.  (This is also a view to the West.)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

11-Mar-2020 -- I was intrigued by this Degree Confluence Point, as it had been visited only once before - by Scott Anderson, almost 19 years ago - and yet it looked very interesting, and seemed fairly easy to reach. Satellite imagery suggested a 1.7 km each-way hike through woodland from a quarry, just north of Lake Leake Highway.

I parked beside Lake Leake Highway, outside the (locked) gate (at [-42.01556,148.00004]) that led to the quarry. From there, the remaining 1.5 km hike northwards started out easy, through thinly forested eucalyptus woodland. As I got within about 500m of the point, however, the bush got denser, making it hard to continue hiking. Even here, however, there were several patches of clear land nearby; the trick was to keep looking for the bare patches scattered among the more dense bush. The point lay just on the southern edge of one of these bare patches, which conveniently provided a place for me to launch my drone. I could hear the nearby Brushy River (less than 100m away), but didn’t bother to hike to the river bank, as this appeared to require slogging through a patch of dense bush. I did, however, get lots of great views of the river from my drone.

Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point lies in eucalyptus woodland, next to a clearing, 100m from the Brushy River. (This is also a view to the West.)
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: Ground cover at the confluence point
#6: All zeros!
#7: Looking down on the point from a height of 120m. (The Brushy River is visible at the top of the image)
#8: View North, from 120m above the point
#9: View East, from 120m above the point
#10: View South (towards Great Oyster Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula), from 120m above the point
#11: View West, from 120m above the point
#12: A view of the quarry, 1.5 km from the point - looking towards Great Oyster Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula
ALL: All pictures on one page