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Post Feature Caches From Geocaching Australia
Geocaching Australia has a diverse range of caches with some of our cache hiders putting in great efforts when constructing their containers, or on the other hand, seeking out a great hiding spot to hide their cache to test even the most experience cachers. Sometimes they do both.

We also have some great trig points that are worth visiting. The reason for the visiting the trig could be for the great views over the surrounding countryside…or it may be for the remoteness of the trig point. Of course, Geocaching Australia can’t take credit for the placement of the trig points, but we are the only listing site that has them available for you to go and find.

For the next few months, approx every 2 weeks, Geocaching Australia are going to highlight certain caches from around the country that have been recommended by cachers as fun or interesting caches to find or areas to visit. The caches listed could be any of the caches that we list here at the Australian Listing site. So, you might read about a neat Traditional, an interesting Mystery or History cache, even one of our Locationless cache. Trig point locations that are easy to visit may even be listed.

The idea behind this is to showcase some of the caches we have on offer, and by doing so give other cachers to chance to check out what some of our members think are caches worth sharing.

This weeks featured caches are:

Melbourne Victoria
GA9429 - Swiss Cheese - Traditional

A fun cache to find and one that will make you look carefully. Can be tricky with muggles around, but that is part of the experience. The cache name fits the location perfectly. Two heads may be better than one in this case.

Port Wakefield South Australia
GA8432 – Long Before the Mexicans Stole our Car Race – Multi cache

A multi cache showcasing the history of the area and how that history has almost been forgotten. Well worth the time to stop and check it out. Depending on how quickly you read and find the require information, allow about 15 minutes to do the calculation and then drive to GZ.

We hope that when you are in the area of these caches, you can take the time to stop and check them out for yourself.

The next Feature Caches will be announced approx 1 Sep 17.....


15 August 17 10:59 am
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Post Re: Feature Caches From Geocaching Australia
Welcome to the next of our featured caches……

The first one is a Trig Point in the northern suburbs of Sydney.

In the suburb of Castlecrag, you’ll find TP6403. This Trig is located in the middle of the suburb, you just need to park your car (maybe on Edinburgh Rd) and then walk approx. 80 metres down a side street towards GZ. The Trig Point is located on the top of a small rocky outcrop and you’ll need to follow the trail a very short 20 odd metres up to the top to find the pin and plate. From the Trig point you get some neat views over parts of the Sydney Harbour…so well worth the trip to find this one. There have only been 8 finders in 5 years, so why not come on out and add your name to the list of finders.

The second of the featured caches is a Traditional cache in Dromana in Victoria. Curiosity and Exploration #2: Forgotten Stairs – GA 8921. The D/T rating is ‘3/4.5, however it’s not a hard cache to get to. Once at GZ, the cache is an easy find. You will need to get through ‘the tunnel’ to get to GZ (or maybe there is a way around it??) but once there, the views over the Port Phillip Bay are pretty good…and well worth the effort in getting there. If you’re in the area, don’t be put off by the D/T rating….the hardest part may be in finding the actual ‘Forgotten Stairs….’

If you can get to these caches one day, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed.


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Post Re: Feature Caches From Geocaching Australia
For the first of this fortnight’s featured caches, we travel to the Apple Isle. Home of many, many Geocaching Australia caches, Tasmania has some great places to visit and this series of caches, (so no, not just one) is located along a neat little coastal walking track in East Devonport. The cache names are prefixed....Coastal Walk.

GA6732 - Coastal Walk - Tea Tree Lane is the first one in this series and is located approx. 100 metres from the parking area from where you can then walk the track to find the other nine in the series. The walk is approx. 2.3klms in total and to find all the caches you should, depending on how fast you walk, allow an hour. Hopefully you will enjoy some excellent ocean views in the process.

The second of the featured caches, involves a visit north to the Sunshine State. At Chinchilla, around a 1.5 hour drive north-west of Toowoomba, you’ll find the Mystery cache GA3301.

The cache is located around the Chinchilla Weir and requires you to find information about the weir. The cache has only been found 5 times in almost 6 years, so no, it doesn’t get that many visitors. You would only find it if you were travelling the area, however with the area at the Weir offering free camping, sheltered picnic tables, fishing, swimming and canoeing, there’s more than one reason to visit and find the cache.

If you get to these caches one day, we're certainly hope you wont be disappointed.

http://geocaching.com.au/cache/ga6732
http://geocaching.com.au/cache/ga3301


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The first of our featured caches for this fortnight sees us travel to Western Australia for the first time.

GA7266 - Heirrison Island West - Is a Traditional, regular sized cache. Caches of this size are rare in Perth, especially one right next to the CBD. The cache is located on an island in the Swan River (there is a bridge) that is home to many kangaroos. Hidden amongst the bush on the island, this regular sized cache makes you forget you are in the middle of a city. If you are a local, or an eastern stater on holidays, go for a walk and check this one out.

http://geocaching.com.au/cache/ga7266

For the second of the featured caches, we have another visit to the Apple Isle. As a visitor to Ulverstone you may need to check the Visitor Information Centre to find out about the local attractions. While speaking to the great volunteers there, you should also work into the conversation that you are a Geocacher and you’d like to find GA0446 - [TAS] TRAVEL BUG INFORMATION CENTRE. The cache will no doubt appear on the counter for you to sign. A fun little cache in a location beneficial to all visitors.

http://geocaching.com.au/cache/ga0446

We hope you get the chance to visit and enjoy one or both of these caches at some stage……


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Post Re: Feature Caches From Geocaching Australia
Our next couple of featured caches are a Podcache and a Trig Point.

The Podcache is GA8385, The GCA Avondale Stakes by Zalgariath. (http://geocaching.com.au/cache/ga8385). The posted co-ords for the Podcache are around the St Ives area in Sydney and the cache has been found 7 times since it was published in Aug 2016. (Going to St Ives? 7? Rings a bell of some sort doesn't it. :) )

To find the GZ for the cache you need to listen to the recording and note the required (horse) numbers, in order as they are mentioned in the race call. You will probably need to listen more than once. All a bit of fun really. So, if you're in the Sydney area sometime, check it out. If you're not in the Sydney area, check the link anyway and listen to the Avondale Stakes...it's a great call. The cache also has 3 recommendations.

If you like the sound of the Podcache but aren't in Sydney, you can find out if there is a Podcache around your area by checking the public querys under your 'My Query' page on the website. Look for the Query called 'Podcaches of Australia' by Geocaching Australia.

For those you aren't sure, A Podcache is a Geocache where the cache information is provided in audio form (usually in MP3 format). For any further info you can check this link:

http://wiki.geocaching.com.au/wiki/Podcache

Our second feature cache today is a trig - TP6168. This trig is call Panorama and is located almost atop Mt Panorama in Bathurst. To get to the trig, you simply drive around the Mt Panorama race track, which if you didn't know is a two way, public road most of the year. It is only closed when the races are on in October (Bathurst 1000) and February (Bathurst 12 Hour). Even if you're not a car racing fan, a drive around the track is worth the trip, even if it's just for the view from the top. Just remember, the speed limit around the track is 60kph for us non racing folk.

Link: http://geocaching.com.au/cache/tp6168

And while you're in the area, you could try this one: http://geocaching.com.au/cache/ga1765


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Post Re: Feature Caches From Geocaching Australia
Sol de Lune wrote:

Our second feature cache today is a trig - TP6168. This trig is call Panorama and is located almost atop Mt Panorama in Bathurst. To get to the trig, you simply drive around the Mt Panorama race track, which if you didn't know is a two way, public road most of the year. It is only closed when the races are on in October (Bathurst 1000) and February (Bathurst 12 Hour). Even if you're not a car racing fan, a drive around the track is worth the trip, even if it's just for the view from the top. Just remember, the speed limit around the track is 60kph for us non racing folk.

Link: http://geocaching.com.au/cache/tp6168

And while you're in the area, you could try this one: http://geocaching.com.au/cache/ga1765


Thanks for your reviews, have been enjoying the trips around the States. Can recommend both of the ones at the race track. It was fun to do the drive around which we did on our way to the Stanthorpe Mega and we did it again on the way back. At least we found these 2 caches. The GC caches are extremely hard to find.


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