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List of Facebook Groups

Post by Rhyssa6 » 10 June 14 12:45 pm

***Thanks to everyone for the replies, I've added the other groups mentioned to the list.


I've read that people tend to use facebook a lot rather than these pages for local caching. With that in mind I thought a list of facebook groups would be really useful. If there's not one for your area why not start one?

I'm in Brisbane and joined the groups for Brisbane and SE Qld and have found them really helpful. I'm heading to Perth for a visit soon and would love to meet up with some cachers over there and get some recommendations for caches to do or go out for a day with some Perth cachers. However there doesn't seem to be a group for Perth so I have no way to find them.
*** (While searching for groups for this list I did find one for WA)

I also go down to Gosford in NSW to visit my sister and same thing - no fb group. We looked for Gosford, Newcastle and Central Coast.

This is such an under utilised resource and would be great for anyone who travels. The ones I've found so far are:

QLD

Geocaching Brisbane - https://www.facebook.com/groups/122436932974/
Geocaching SE Qld - https://www.facebook.com/groups/122436932974/
Geocaching Townsville - https://www.facebook.com/groups/geocach ... e/?fref=ts

NSW

Geocaching & Munzee North West NSW - https://www.facebook.com/groups/3272443 ... 5/?fref=ts
Geocaching Western Sydney - https://www.facebook.com/groups/475285362541215/
HAVOC (Hunter Valey & Newcastle) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/200574939438
ICC (Wollongong/Illawarra) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/349054011816817

VIC

Geocaching Melbourne - https://www.facebook.com/groups/geocachingmelbourne/
Geocaching Melbourne - https://www.facebook.com/groups/167842110066120/
Geocaching Victoria - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Geocachi ... 4017288348
Central Victorian Geocaching - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1479757 ... 9/?fref=ts
Geelong - https://www.facebook.com/groups/260338404111287/
Ballarat - https://www.facebook.com/groups/113567112030549/
East Gippsland - https://www.facebook.com/groups/egippsgeocachers/
Mountains to Murray (NE Vic to SE NSW) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/450406891713131/

SA

Geocaching South Australia - https://www.facebook.com/groups/165190576318/?fref=ts
Geocachers South Australia - https://www.facebook.com/groups/409021382477621/

WA

Geocaching WA - https://www.facebook.com/groups/3362605 ... 0/?fref=ts

TAS

Geocaching Tasmania Inc - https://www.facebook.com/groups/318455407771/
Geocaching in Tasmania (Listed as a sports league) - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Geocachi ... 1583237809

ACT

Geocaching Canberra - https://www.facebook.com/groups/129470973111/?fref=ts

NT

Alice Springs - https://www.facebook.com/groups/5113507 ... tif_t=like
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Post by Fangsoki » 10 June 14 4:42 pm

Thanks for sharing Rhyssa6 :)

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Post by ian-and-penny » 10 June 14 6:09 pm

Thanks. That's a useful list.

Is there any chance that the forum gurus could start a "Geocaching Australia" facebook page to supplement all those fragmented ones?

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Post by CraigRat » 10 June 14 7:21 pm

There is one.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Geocachi ... 9041697791

It's for the site specifically, I don't see any value in us curating lists of other fb forums on it, it all gets muddy and fragmented.

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Post by Richary » 10 June 14 9:08 pm

The Hunter (Newcastle) area is for Hunter Area Victims of Caching

https://www.facebook.com/groups/200574939438

Wollongong/Illawarra area is

https://www.facebook.com/groups/349054011816817

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Post by Team Pathfinder » 10 June 14 9:42 pm

I think it is a real shame that Facebook has taken over from this forum. I knew a whole heap of geocachers before the first Oz Mega because I had spent so long chatting with them on here but as Ian said, it has become very fragmented. I for one don't really want to try to follow every State Facebook page to keep up with the news. just call me old school! :D

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Post by CraigRat » 10 June 14 9:59 pm

Team Pathfinder wrote:I think it is a real shame that Facebook has taken over from this forum. I knew a whole heap of geocachers before the first Oz Mega because I had spent so long chatting with them on here but as Ian said, it has become very fragmented. I for one don't really want to try to follow every State Facebook page to keep up with the news. just call me old school! :D
Amen.

That said, I've added this list to the wiki in case someone is on need of it!Thanks to Rhyssa6 for getting this list together.

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Post by president & 1st lady » 11 June 14 9:10 am

I've recently left FB and have come back here for my geocaching chit chat and on-line company etc etc to find that there's nearly noone here. Was only commenting to the Prez about it the other day. What are my options now, go back to FB? It is sad because this forum was a great way to get to know other cachers and learn about the sport. :cry:

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Post by oldfella » 11 June 14 9:22 am

I do not use face book or any other type of social media other than a few forums. Had a face book account once but cancelled it 4 years ago it due to a bad experience and have no intention of going back.

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Post by Zalgariath » 11 June 14 10:56 am

Forums in general seem to be going the way of the old BBS's sadly as people choose generalised services like facebook rather than specialised ones. The irony is you then miss half of the stuff you actually want to see, and have to sign up to a bunch of other crap you may not actually want!

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Post by Team Pathfinder » 11 June 14 11:13 am

Ah like minded people :D I was going to say "old f..t's" like me! In the nicest way of course. So great to see the familiar names popping in again. I shall make a resolution right now to get in here and seek out chat so that The GREAT Aussie Forum continues to run and prosper! :D

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Post by Richary » 11 June 14 10:57 pm

I do tend to agree that I enjoyed the fact I could read everyone's posts here. That said in some ways they complement each other with some topics only being of use to those in the local area. But info/topics of use to everyone are still best communicated via a forum like this.

Then again I am old school. I was using dial up bulletin board services with "echoes" - the precursor to newsgroups - well before the internet was available. Was I 3:713/605 or was that who I reported to? Can't remember now, but mine was only part time overnight access.

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Post by president & 1st lady » 12 June 14 12:49 am

I keep looking for a 'like' option under those posts..... bahaha!

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Post by 2Lost-Souls » 14 June 14 8:57 pm

We have a Central Australian geocaching page and would love people coming to Alice) to get in touch so we can arrange more events and socials. We even take people out 4WDing and touring i.e. free guided tours with real outback locals - but you NEED to tell us you're coming.

Facebook is THE BEST way to let us know and stay up to date with what's happening out here in the awesome red centre:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/5113507 ... tif_t=like

Let us know if you're coming to do any of our 200+ caches within 100km of Alice.

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