View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently 20 November 17 4:46 am



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Helpful Information For Visitors 
Author Message
User avatar

Joined: 04 April 04 5:01 pm
Posts: 2183
Location: Jannali
GCA Found: 79
GCA Hidden: 7
Post Helpful Information For Visitors
So you are planning a trip to Australia and hope to find a few caches while you are here but you're not sure how to find Caches nearby to where you will be staying?

Australian Postcodes (You might know them as ZIP codes) are 4 digits.
www.austpost.com.au/postcodes has a handy utility to look up the postcode for a Suburb or Town which you can then use to do a search.

The middle of the Capital Cities are:
Darwin 0800
Sydney 2000
Canberra 2600
Melbourne 3000
Brisbane 4000
Adelaide 5000
Perth 6000
Hobart 7000

Some of the maps for Australia provided on www.geocaching.com are quite poor.
www.geocaching.com.au has some alternative maps as well as some extra caches which are not listed on www.geocaching.com
If you are a Google Earth user there is also a live network feed available.

Good Luck and Happy Caching.


04 March 06 9:23 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: 04 April 04 5:01 pm
Posts: 2183
Location: Jannali
GCA Found: 79
GCA Hidden: 7
Post 
Forum discussion on "Deadly Creatures": http://forum.geocaching.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=2339



Anyone else have something they wish to add please do.


04 March 06 2:44 pm
Profile

Joined: 02 April 07 11:50 am
Posts: 1
Location: Dunedin
GCA Found:
GCA Hidden:
Post GPS Maps?
I will be visiting Melbourne in May for a weekend and hope to do at least some caching before and after the meeting. Is there a source of free or inexpensive maps for my Garmin MAP60?


02 April 07 3:23 pm
Profile E-mail
User avatar

Joined: 04 April 04 5:01 pm
Posts: 2183
Location: Jannali
GCA Found: 79
GCA Hidden: 7
Post 
Magellan user here. Maybe have a look in the software/hardware section.


05 April 07 12:05 am
Profile
850 or more found!!!
850 or more found!!!
User avatar

Joined: 23 August 04 3:17 pm
Posts: 6667
Location: Launceston, TAS
GCA Found: 157
GCA Hidden: 44
100 GCA Finds
Post Re: GPS Maps?
KiwiChris wrote:
I will be visiting Melbourne in May for a weekend and hope to do at least some caching before and after the meeting. Is there a source of free or inexpensive maps for my Garmin MAP60?

http://www.osmaustralia.org/garmin.php

Free in every sense of the word.


02 August 09 3:55 pm
Profile E-mail ICQ WWW
3500 or more caches found
3500 or more caches found
User avatar

Joined: 04 November 05 10:18 pm
Posts: 1500
Location: Lidcombe,Sydney, NSW
GCA Found: 791
GCA Hidden: 41
100 GCA Finds500 GCA Finds
Post Re: Helpful Information For Visitors
Do these maps exist for any other countries?


02 August 09 5:58 pm
Profile
850 or more found!!!
850 or more found!!!
User avatar

Joined: 23 August 04 3:17 pm
Posts: 6667
Location: Launceston, TAS
GCA Found: 157
GCA Hidden: 44
100 GCA Finds
Post Re: Helpful Information For Visitors
Absolutley,

I have a wiki entry on it here:
http://wiki.geocaching.com.au/wiki/OpenStreetMap

this site: http://garmin.na1400.info/routable.php lets you build Garmin maps wherever you want in the world.

OSM is a user contributed mapping system, and as such maps may not be 100%, but they are free and don't require you to break the law to obtain them.

(I've spent more time in the last 6 months contributing to OSM than any other projects, I'm quite passionate about it)

There are tools to create maps for other things like OziExplorer etc too.


02 August 09 6:31 pm
Profile E-mail ICQ WWW
3500 or more caches found
3500 or more caches found
User avatar

Joined: 04 November 05 10:18 pm
Posts: 1500
Location: Lidcombe,Sydney, NSW
GCA Found: 791
GCA Hidden: 41
100 GCA Finds500 GCA Finds
Post Re: Helpful Information For Visitors
Fantastic. I always wondered what happens if you take a mapping GPS over seas and don't have maps for it. What appears on the screen?? I have cached OS but then I only had a non mapping etrex so it didn't matter.


02 August 09 8:23 pm
Profile
800 or more hollow logs searched
800 or more hollow logs searched
User avatar

Joined: 21 November 09 1:53 pm
Posts: 117
Location: hunter valley NSW
GCA Found: 38
GCA Hidden: 6
Post Re: Helpful Information For Visitors
you may also require some assistance understanding the local lingo, even if you already speak english.

this link is helpful:
http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html


23 March 10 9:12 pm
Profile E-mail
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Forum theme by Vjacheslav Trushkin for Free Forum/DivisionCore.