Southern Cloud Memorial Viewpoint - NSW

  Camp Free

Position

DEG: -35.9416 148.082703
DMS: 35º 56' 29.76" S 148º 04' 57.73" E
UTM: 55 H 6021987mN 597655mE
Altitude: 752.65m

Description

Address & Contact

Tooma Road Tumbarumba
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Information

An elevated open viewing area with a magnificant panorama over the Maragle Valley. A large flat area just off the highway, with picnic shelter and water. Suitable for an overnight RV stop.

The memorial commemorates Australia’s first commercial air disaster. The Southern Cloud was an Avro 618 Ten, an early passenger aircraft. It went missing on a flight from Sydney to Melbourne in May 1931 with 6 passengers and a crew of 2. A search failed to find it and its remains were not discovered until 27 years later when a Snowy Mountains Authority employee stumbled upon it. The memorial occupies a site on a hill top beside the road, looking east across a valley to the mountain side where the aircraft crashed. A number of display boards tell the story.
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Closest Weather Station

Tumbarumba at 16/09:00am EDT
Distance from Southern Cloud Memorial Viewpoint 19.2km N
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20.0°C18.6°C34%3.8°ChPa0.0mmCALM0km/hr
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Closest Climatic Station

Tumbarumba Post Office
Distance from Southern Cloud Memorial Viewpoint 19.2km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C28.828.325.019.915.211.710.612.215.219.322.625.9
Mean Min. °C12.012.08.74.92.30.2-0.20.93.05.27.69.5
Mean Rain mm62.054.966.865.482.2101.9105.1107.291.096.574.970.8

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