the Degree Confluence Project

Australia : Western Australia

7.9 km (4.9 miles) SW of Bullabulling, WA, Australia
Approx. altitude: 438 m (1436 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 31°N 59°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: Looking East #3: Looking South #4: Looking West #5: All The Zero's #6: Me at S31 E121 #7: Yackatoon Turn Off and the Falcon

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  31°S 121°E (visit #2)  

#1: Looking North

(visited by Peter Thompson)

29-Aug-2007 -- A chance to visit my first Southern Hemisphere Confluence. While in Australia attending my sisters wedding I decided to try and visit at least one confluence point and managed to do three!!

While visiting friends in Kalgoorlie I took a quick trip back past Coolgardie in my Dads Ford Falcon which he lent me for the trip. As S31 E121 was not too far off the main road, about 2.3kms, I decided to make this my first Australia CP, I was looking at a few maps in the Kalgoorlie Tourist Office before the drive out and saw that there are a couple of roads/tracks that may get you closer, about 800m I was thinking, so I decided to have a look at them.

Driving West past the closest point to the CP on the road I travelled on for about another 2km+ and found a road taking you over the water pipe to the South, which was a good road. About 2km down that road I found a sign and a track pointing East towards the CP saying YACKATOON, I took this track which was a pretty good track until I reached a place that I think was YACKATOON, it was a bit of an old settlement of some type, with a large Christian Cross and seats in the open, and what looked like an old wood oven. I could only really just make out the track continuing and drove down it for another 800+metres until it become a little over grown for me and the Falcon. At this point I was 3.4km West of the CP.

Back on the main road and a 2.3km walk to the CP. The walk was fine, it was a warmish day so took a little water, and like the previous visitor I was a little concerned about snakes, but saw none, in fact saw nothing at all in the form of wildlife apart from a few birds. The walk to the CP is very easy until you get about 300m from it and then the bush becomes a little thicker and you will come across very prickly grass. I did make out what I think was that track about 800m from the CP on the way to it, but on the return I did not, maybe I was not looking..

At the CP I took the photos, the point was very close to a bush. You will notice that the GPS that I am using for this trip is not the one that I normally use, that is because I got mine wet, salt water, earlier in the trip and it is now dead, so I am using my Dad’s, thanks Dad.

 All pictures
#1: Looking North
#2: Looking East
#3: Looking South
#4: Looking West
#5: All The Zero's
#6: Me at S31 E121
#7: Yackatoon Turn Off and the Falcon
ALL: All pictures on one page