Launching Australia's First Ever Mega Event-Wagga Wagga 2010

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Post by SA_ParrotHead » 17 June 09 11:22 am

Hi Caught at work,
Any chance you can work your updating magic on the listing Heart of Yorke(GC1MV9E) and June Event Dinner(GC1Q8G7). If we are trying to demonstrate how many people we can get to an event it might be of assistance if the front page of this site gives a true indication of what numbers are coming to an event . It will show the sort of numbers an indivdual state can pull to an event.

Cheers from Parrot and thankyou.

**Update**

Thank you it looks good. Looks like we can get big numbers to events.

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Post by JABs » 06 July 09 8:07 pm

Just a gentle bump to get this one back in the spot light.

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Post by TeamBeanDare » 07 July 09 11:02 pm

TeamBeanDare are planning to attend but working on the logistics now - probably drive over and camp out.

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Post by Pumbaa25 » 10 July 09 5:59 am

Only me from Seaham. Will have accommodation though in town.
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Post by Fuddley » 10 July 09 11:31 am

Haven't heard much of late about the progress of this event, is all still on track :?:

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Post by Riverina Geocaching » 10 July 09 10:38 pm

The Oz Mega Wagga Wagga is very much on track and progressing at a fast rate.
The Riverina Geocaching Committee is working very hard behind the scenes putting into place many,many components of this very large anticipated event.
The committee will be releasing some news at the end of next week.
Thank you very much for your interest and patience.

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Post by homedg » 10 July 09 11:07 pm

Riverina Geocaching wrote:The Oz Mega Wagga Wagga is very much on track and progressing at a fast rate.
The Riverina Geocaching Committee is working very hard behind the scenes putting into place many,many components of this very large anticipated event.
The committee will be releasing some news at the end of next week.
Thank you very much for your interest and patience.

Greg,
President ,
Riverina Geocaching Committee.
: :) :) :)
I can confirm that there is plenty of behind the scenes work going on. 8)

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Re: Launching Australia's First Ever Mega Event-Wagga Wagga 2010

Post by Riverina Geocaching » 16 July 09 10:01 pm

The Riverina Geocaching Committee would like to announce many of our proud sponsors of Oz Mega Wagga Wagga.

The Major sponsor is : Riverina Camping World . Image

Gold Sponsors : Geocaching.com, Garmin Australasia, Big Springs Riverina, Southern Cross International (Team Crackers) and GeocacheStore.

Silver Sponsors : Sistema and Ron Crouch Transport.

Bronze Sponsors : Coca-Cola, Campbells Cash and Carry Pty Ltd, Wagga Wagga City Council and Campbells of Oura.


The Kurrajong Reserve venue for Oz Mega Wagga Wagga will open
at 9:00am on Good Friday 2nd April 2010 and the venue will close about
2:00pm on Easter Monday 5th April 2010.

Camping will be available for tents, campervans, camper trailers and caravans plus onsite bunk-rooms are available. There are no powered sites.


Any geocaching teams planning on making a longer holiday for a week or two either side of the dates are encouraged to start making plans to book the appropriate accommodation.

There are 1100 rooms available in Wagga Wagga plus many caravan parks with powered sites.

The link, http://www.waggawaggaaustralia.com.au/, will assist with bookings plus Tourism information.



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Post by La Kedi » 20 July 09 12:26 am

I'm really looking forward to this!
Three questions for you, though, and I did check the website above but couldn't find any further information about the Kurrajong Reserve.
1. The Marble, Dizzyanne and I would probably like one of the 4-bed bunk rooms. How do we go about booking that, and is there electricity in the rooms at all? Also, would we be likely to have a fellow geocacher joining us in the 4th bed?
2. Is there a camp kitchen of some kind there, or just the BBQ facilities?
3. Do you know if we can get internet access in the area?

Thanks for setting this up :) Kedi

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Post by Riverina Geocaching » 20 July 09 8:05 pm

Thanks La Kedi for the keen interest.
The Kurrajong Reserve is not on the W.W.C.C. website as it a smaller reserve before you enter the Scout Camp where most of the Camping and events will occur.
1. There will be up to 81 forms of bunk beds available at the camp.
One igloo ... which has 11 single beds.
Stenhouse ... 5 rooms, with 4 beds in each (d-bunks)
Also 6 units ... 8 beds in each (bunks),
plus one room of 2 ... a total of 81.
You can just see some of these in the pics on page one of this topic. There is electricity in these rooms.

There will be more details when Registration for the event is open. Sharing of rooms may occur.

2. There is only one large camp kitchen hall, this will be occupied by those who are cooking for the event.
You can see this on page one too. A few BBQ spots may be available, but the details have not been decided.

3. Internet access is in the pipeline for the event with some help by Richary of Sydney. :D

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Post by Richary » 21 July 09 6:51 pm

If we can get 3G coverage at the site from any of the networks we should be able to get wireless internet access. If one of the locals can check it would be helpful. Optus preferred as that is who work uses and I can probably just use one of our cards, otherwise we have to negotiate with Telstra or Virgin which isn't a show stopper just a bit more work.

The alternative is a point to point link back to someone's house in Wagga where we can get a 3G signal if there is any line of sight.

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Post by Damo. » 21 July 09 8:47 pm

richary wrote:If we can get 3G coverage at the site from any of the networks we should be able to get wireless internet access. If one of the locals can check it would be helpful. Optus preferred as that is who work uses and I can probably just use one of our cards, otherwise we have to negotiate with Telstra or Virgin which isn't a show stopper just a bit more work.

The alternative is a point to point link back to someone's house in Wagga where we can get a 3G signal if there is any line of sight.
I know the coverage maps are often of dubious accuracy, however Optus claim to have cover a fair way out of Wagga.
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Post by Richary » 21 July 09 11:05 pm

I think it is sort of borderline looking at the maps, not that I know the exact location. Not that it stops me putting an antenna on a big mast in the hope of getting a better signal! As long as there is something there.

Something can be organised I am sure.

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Post by Chris & Renee » 24 July 09 12:42 pm

2 adults at thsi stage Chris & Renee, probably will be camping in a tent, Can't wait for the event.

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Post by flerdle » 02 August 09 5:22 pm

Should attend, probably two at this stage, working out logistics. No car. Fun!

edited 30/12/09 to add: Make that an almost definite; 2 people, camping (wicked camper, woo! p.s. will make sure to get a tame one.)
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