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Australia : Queensland

0.7 km (0.4 miles) SE of Wattle Ridge, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 404 m (1325 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 28°N 29°W

Accuracy: 11 m (36 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: The view east from the confluence #3: The view south from the confluence #4: The view west from the confluence #5: The GPS #6: The ground at the confluence point #7: The first road we tried to take to the confluence just happened to be in the path of the rain that fell the day before. #8: Our 4WD was not enough for the floodwater =) #9: Road 119, which gets you the closest to the confluence by car.

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  28°S 151°E (visit #2)  

#1: The view north from the confluence

(visited by Chris Gray and Robert King)

13-Dec-2003 -- This confluence is located near the Wondul Range National Park. We headed west into the direction of Goondiwindi on the Gore Highway, until turning off onto the nearest road in the vicinity of 151°E.

We then drove around on unsealed roads gradually getting closer to the point. It was then when I remembered that we had to get on road 119 from the previous visit of this confluence (thanks Owen!).

Only five minutes or so later we came across that very road, and after passing a fallen tree we pressed on with added confidence. We drove to a point where we could get no closer, and left the car on the side of the road.

From there we ventured on foot into thick dry scrub, so slowly that getting a good reading from the GPS compass was too inaccurate to trust, so the compass we had as backup did the job instead.

After getting through some more scrub we managed to get the GPS to be accurate enough to get a reading from. Soon after we hit the confluence.

Due to the swarm of mosquitos (what they normally feast on out here is anybody's guess) we didn't waste any time taking photos. It was at this point we discovered our blunder; in our haste we didn't mark the car as a waypoint in the GPS!

We both decided on which way felt right (as you couldn't see the road in any direction) and headed off that way. After ten quietly tense minutes we relaxed at the sight of the dirt road through the dense bush.

We got back in the car and headed back to Millmeran, the nearest town to rest up for the next days confluencing.

(For more photos from this confluence and others in our trip, visit my photography site.)


 All pictures
#1: The view north from the confluence
#2: The view east from the confluence
#3: The view south from the confluence
#4: The view west from the confluence
#5: The GPS
#6: The ground at the confluence point
#7: The first road we tried to take to the confluence just happened to be in the path of the rain that fell the day before.
#8: Our 4WD was not enough for the floodwater =)
#9: Road 119, which gets you the closest to the confluence by car.
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Pending visits
Submitted  Visit date  Name  Success?  Status? 
19-Nov-14  19-Nov-14  Ross Finlayson  yes  pending