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Australia : New South Wales

1.4 km (0.9 miles) SE of Kinchela, NSW, Australia
Approx. altitude: 1 m (3 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 31°N 27°W

Accuracy: 80 m (262 ft)
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#2: The land is currently used for cattle grazing. #3: The view to the south looks the same. #4: Access is easy along a good dirt road only a kilometre off the bitumen. #5: A bushfire burns in the distance.

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  31°S 153°E (visit #1)  

#1: The Confluence is in the middle of flood plain beside the Macleay River.

(visited by Mike Richter, David Lewis and Mat Richter)

08-Oct-2001 -- At last, a Confluence that was EASY to reach. I had looked at the maps and even the aerial photographs and it sure looked like this would be a simple job. What really irked me though was that I had driven within a kilometre of this Confluence a dozen times before I even heard of the Confluence project. Even though I live 500km away, this Confluence is only 10km from the town of South West Rocks – our favourite holiday and diving location.

With the Confluence loaded in the GPS as a waypoint, it was simply a matter of driving towards South West Rocks on the south side of the Macleay River, once I had passed abeam of the Confluence, I took the next road on the right and as the next turnoff on the right came up, the Confluence was still on the right so I turned right again. A left turn came up next so I turned left and within half a kilometre the Confluence was directly on my right.

I stepped out of the car and took these photos! The confluence is in a fertile flood plain beside the Macleay River and is currently used for cattle grazing. Spring had produced hot weather, so there were a few bushfires in the area and one smoke plume was quite visible, even though it was at least 20km away.

Considering how easy it was to reach this Confluence, I am amazed no-one has bagged it beforehand!


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#1: The Confluence is in the middle of flood plain beside the Macleay River.
#2: The land is currently used for cattle grazing.
#3: The view to the south looks the same.
#4: Access is easy along a good dirt road only a kilometre off the bitumen.
#5: A bushfire burns in the distance.
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