Ballarat or Bendigo

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Re: Ballarat or Bendigo

Post by lemmykc » 15 June 11 6:52 pm

Thanks for that EB. I REALLY want to go to the Mega next year, however I go to Warrnambool every Easter. But you never know, I might force a tradition change! :) At the moment I have my sights set on Ballarat going to Bendigo for the night caches, but I am still undecided. how long does it take to get from Ballarat to Bendigo at around 6:00pm Saturday night?

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Re: Ballarat or Bendigo

Post by gmj3191 » 15 June 11 6:58 pm

Suggested routes from Google Maps
1. 1 hour 53 mins
Midland Hwy
120 km
2. 2 hours 8 mins
Creswick-Newstead Rd
120 km
3. 2 hours 5 mins
Calder Hwy and Midland Hwy
125 km

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Re: Ballarat or Bendigo

Post by lemmykc » 15 June 11 7:06 pm

Oh, damn :( I doubt I would be able to go that far in one night. I am now leaning towards Bendigo ;)

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Re: Ballarat or Bendigo

Post by gmj3191 » 15 June 11 8:25 pm

Within the 10 mile limit in Bendigo there are 27 caches with the "Needs Maintenance" attribute set, and there are 30 in Ballarat.

Sometimes people disable a cache needing maintenance, and later enable it, but this does not clear the Needs Maintenance attribute.
It is necessary to then log an "Owner Maintenance" log to clear the attribute.

This clouds the picture somewhat, for example Tigers 1st Night Cache in Bendigo suffers from this.

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Re: Ballarat or Bendigo

Post by Alansee » 17 June 11 4:54 pm

lemmykc wrote:I am thinking of going for a weekend (1 night) to either Ballarat or Bendigo, but I cannot choose in a few weeks time. I have some questions that I would like to be answered with facts, not opinion.

Remember, I am purely going to cache, not do any tourist stuff etc.

Thanks

I SO wish that I had seen this sooner.

Lemmykc, think of what you are doing. - a major cache trip. This is the thin end of the wedge young man, and along this path lies madness, sheer madness I tell you. Turn back now before its too late! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


Go to the football instead.

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Re: Ballarat or Bendigo

Post by gmj3191 » 17 June 11 6:01 pm

Alansee wrote:
lemmykc wrote:I am thinking of going for a weekend (1 night) to either Ballarat or Bendigo, but I cannot choose in a few weeks time. I have some questions that I would like to be answered with facts, not opinion.

Remember, I am purely going to cache, not do any tourist stuff etc.

Thanks

I SO wish that I had seen this sooner.

Lemmykc, think of what you are doing. - a major cache trip. This is the thin end of the wedge young man, and along this path lies madness, sheer madness I tell you. Turn back now before its too late! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


Go to the football instead.
Yes, Liam that's good advice. There are a number of caches at the MCG you could pick up on the way to Bendigo.

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Re: Ballarat or Bendigo

Post by Bewilderbeest » 20 June 11 11:40 am

gmj3191 wrote:Based on that, my **subjective** opinion based on this and nothing else would be that
Bendigo caches are larger and more interesting, but if you're interested in just clocking up finds, go to Ballarat.
I would recommend Bendigo, by and large more interesting/challenging hides. I recently visited Ballarat, there are some good ones there too and probably easier to rack up the numbers.

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Re: Ballarat or Bendigo

Post by lemmykc » 26 June 11 11:20 am

Thanks for everyones input, I have decided to go to Bendigo next weekend. Hope I get a few! Are there any caches there that I just cannot go to bendigo without doing?

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Re: Ballarat or Bendigo

Post by Freddo » 23 October 11 8:01 pm

Take a long weekend and do both :D

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Re: Ballarat or Bendigo

Post by PrincessDiala » 23 October 11 9:05 pm

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Re: Ballarat or Bendigo

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Re: Ballarat or Bendigo

Post by TwoDrews » 29 October 11 11:20 pm

So lemmykc, it's been four months we've been hanging out here for an update mate! How did the trip go? Got a report for us? 8-[

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