the Degree Confluence Project

Australia : Northern Territory

44.5 km (27.6 miles) N of Victoria River Downs, NT, Australia
Approx. altitude: 116 m (380 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 16°N 49°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: looking to the north #3: looking south #4: looking east #5: looking west

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  16°S 131°E (incomplete) 

#1: view from above...so close yet so far

(visited by Angus Rolle and Mark Rolle)

07-Jan-2008 -- Following a days Heli-fishing, we attemped to visit the confluence point the easy way by helicopter.

Located on the edge of an escarpment and in reasonably tight timbered area, a space to land close to the point was difficult to find - we found one...but it was a bit too tight to risk it so instead we hovered directly above the point at approximately 10 metres height... but not actually on the earth....so I guess this is incomplete.

We could have walked for about a kilometer or so up the hill, but given it was 44 degrees and thunderstorms were building, we decided it was better to fly back to base and have a cold beer instead.

We were flying in an R-44 helicopter. Anyone else trying could easilty land in the smaller R-22 very close to the point. Perhaps next time.... Road access with a reasonable hike would be possible, but given the remote location, you would need to be keen.

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#1: view from above...so close yet so far
#2: looking to the north
#3: looking south
#4: looking east
#5: looking west
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