BIG Little Geocaching Event

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BIG Little Geocaching Event

Post by jgc3 » 26 April 12 2:04 am

Hi all,

We're pleased to announce this coming Geocaching Event, more details will follow in coming days / weeks as a lot
of work is going on behind the scenes.

What I can tell you is we're thinking BIG.. Whether it goes to "Mega" status or not, we'd love it too, but anyone
that decides to come will have a great time I believe..

Located near the SA / VIC border in the town of Nelson..

Here's some early information in this rapidly growing project..

Australia's next BIG geocaching event. "BIG on fun.. Little on boring bits!!"

Located near the SA / VICTORIAN border... at Nelson Victoria -

Approx. Distance from Nelson

Portland 70 kms
Mount Gambier 35 kms
Warrnambool 170 kms
Adelaide 494 kms
Melbourne (via Princes Hwy) 430 kms
Melbourne(via Great Ocean Road) 513 kms

Coming FRIDAY 18th Jan - Monday 21st Jan 2013

Registration will be for $65 per team.

Accommodation onsite available. Some rooms with shower / toilet. Laundry onsite.
Un-Powered & Powered Sites for campers.

Your registration will include;

Name / Team Tag
TWO Unique Event PathTags
Geocaching on the River in teams
A Major Act on stage on Saturday Night. Check out who it is early May.
Special prize giveaways you earn while out geocaching.
More to come...

It's very early on in planning stages, so if you want to make a suggestion, please let us know.. we may be able to
fit in it..

Watch the website for weekly updates.
www.BIGlittleevent.com

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Re: BIG Little Geocaching Event

Post by Zalgariath » 26 April 12 4:59 am

Better off NOT being a MEGA now ](*,)

_6. Mega-Event Caches

Further, our publication of the Mega-Event cache provides exposure to millions of geocachers on Geocaching.com and through our weekly newsletter. In consideration of the significant resources we devote to publicizing the Mega-Event, we require listing-service exclusivity on all Mega-Events. We reserve the right to refuse to publish or to retract publication of any Mega-Event that includes as a sponsor a competing geocache listing service._

Keep it a BIG Event instead :D

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Re: BIG Little Geocaching Event

Post by pprass » 26 April 12 8:40 am

Sounds intriguing!

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Re: BIG Little Geocaching Event

Post by jgc3 » 26 April 12 2:04 pm

BIG was our intention, hence the choice of name, but thank you for the advice..

Cheers

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Re: BIG Little Geocaching Event

Post by Mrs Parrot » 26 April 12 7:05 pm

Sounds great!! Not sure I understand why it couldn't be a mega based on Zalgariths comment??

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Re: BIG Little Geocaching Event

Post by Bronnie_1990 » 26 April 12 7:08 pm

Ooooh!!! That DOES sound great! I normally spend the australia day weekend down at anglesea (....it's in the same area-ish!), so this could be TOO convedient!!! :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: BIG Little Geocaching Event

Post by Calypso62 » 26 April 12 9:52 pm

So will this event be listed on GC.com or GCA.com?

It sounds like it could be a whole lot of fun.

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Post by jgc3 » 26 April 12 10:42 pm

At the moment GC won't let us list it due to no more than 6 months in advance rule, but we asked nicely if we can to allow time for
overseas visitors to organise flights etc..

Are we able to list it on both GC & GCA??

Thanks. We've got more info up on the website and I can say if you like The Beatles you'll want to come Saturday night. :)

Cheers

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Post by CraigRat » 26 April 12 11:24 pm

jgc3 wrote:Are we able to list it on both GC & GCA??
We don't encourage dual listing, but it's up for you.

If you have any plans on it becoming a little bigger than big then you might find dual listing WILL hurt your chances of becoming something bigger :lol: (see Zal's post above)........

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Post by Richary » 27 April 12 12:25 am

List on GC to get the most attendees, and if you want list an ancillary event on GCA. I think the pathtag event at the latest mega was a GCA one.

Don't dual list the event if you want it to be a mega, as logs made here rather than GC won't count towards the numbers attended to make it a mega.

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Post by jgc3 » 27 April 12 1:04 am

Richary wrote:List on GC to get the most attendees, and if you want list an ancillary event on GCA. I think the pathtag event at the latest mega was a GCA one.

Don't dual list the event if you want it to be a mega, as logs made here rather than GC won't count towards the numbers attended to make it a mega.
Thanks, a pathtag or similar event from GCA might be a good idea if there's interest on here to do so.. I'm certainly open to it..

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Re: BIG Little Geocaching Event

Post by jgc3 » 27 April 12 1:07 am

CraigRat wrote:
jgc3 wrote:Are we able to list it on both GC & GCA??
We don't encourage dual listing, but it's up for you.

If you have any plans on it becoming a little bigger than big then you might find dual listing WILL hurt your chances of becoming something bigger :lol: (see Zal's post above)........
Thanks for the info.. No problem won't dual list.. Appreciate the info.. certainly grown in size real fast.. Cheers

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Re: BIG Little Geocaching Event

Post by jgc3 » 27 April 12 1:15 am

Updated activities for event:


What's on at this BIG Geocaching Event!

More Activities Added once available. Check back regularly!



SORRY NO PETS and NO ALCOHOL allowed if camping onsite at Event.



All Event Activities:



Over 50 New Geocaches to hunt nearby.

Over 50 New Munzee ready to capture!

Challenge someone to Eight ball.

Try your skill at the Foosball table.

Relax with a Board game or two!

Find the "Lost Cache of Forgotten Nelson"



Friday 18th Jan:



8.00am: Stall Holders Setup

9.00am: Stall Holders Open.

9.00am: General Registration Open

10.00am: Snacks, Cold and Hot Drinks available.

11am - 4pm Activities for Kids & Prizes.

12:00pm: LIght Meals Available for lunch.

5:00pm: Dinner Meals Available

7:00pm: "After Dark" Night Cache Only Hunt.



Saturday 19th Jan:



9.00am: Stall Holders Open.

9.00am: General Registration Open

10.00am: Snacks, Cold and Hot Drinks available.

11am: Boating Geocache Adventure

11am - 4pm Activities for Kids & Prizes.

12:00pm: LIght Meals Available for lunch.

2:00pm: GSWW Chirp Hike 'n' Hunt (requires chirp compatible GPS)

5:00pm: Dinner Meals Available

7:00pm: 90 Minute Beatles Tribute Band Show on stage.



Sunday 20th Jan:



9.00am: Stall Holders Open.

9.00am: General Registration Open

10.00am: Snacks, Cold and Hot Drinks available.

11am: Boating Geocache Adventure

11am - 4pm Activities for Kids & Prizes.

12:00pm: LIght Meals Available for lunch.

5:00pm: Dinner Meals Available

7:00pm: Live Stage Show (TBA) on stage.

8:30pm: Prizes drawn / Giveaways to Teams.



Monday 21st Jan:



9.00am: "Clean Up" Event

11:00am: Event Closed. Onsite Campers leave area.

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Re: BIG Little Geocaching Event

Post by Zalgariath » 27 April 12 7:59 am

Looks Great! We will try to make it if we are in the country.

Just one small point, while I find to lure of a Munzee rich area and a GCA Pathtag event an awesome prospect... make sure when you do list on GC.com there is ZERO reference to either or the Thought Police will yank your listing ;)

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Re: BIG Little Geocaching Event

Post by Just a cacher » 27 April 12 9:08 am

No pets? Not interested.
Have fun, though.

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