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Geocaching

   

Geocaching is a free, high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. It is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment. It's a great way to be outdoors, enjoy the environment and the revel in the thrill of the hunt!


What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure.  A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache's existence and location online.  Anyone with a GPS unit can then try to locate the geocache.

 

You gave me coordinates to a specific cache location.  Seems pretty easy.

It is deceptively easy. It is one thing to know where a location is shown on a map; it is another to actually try to arrive at that location. Sometimes you cannot navigate directly to a cache by going straight in the direction your GPS receiver points - there might be a river or other obstacle in the way. It is up to you to find the best route to the cache, remembering to respect the environment and practice Cache In Trash Out along the way.

 

What are the rules in Geocaching?

1. If you take something from the cache, leave something of equal or greater value.

2. Write about your find in the cache logbook.

3. Log your experience at http://www.geocaching.com/

 

What is in a cache?

In its simplest form, a chach always contains a logbook.  The logbook contains information from the owner of the cache, notes from visitors and can contain much valuable, rewarding and entertaining information.  In smaller caches, a log sheet may be used.

 

Larger caches may contain a logbook and any number of more or less valuable items.  these items turn the cache into a true treasure hunt.  You never know what the owner or other visitors of the cache may have left there for you to enjoy.  Remember, if you take something, it is only fair for you to leave something in return. It is recommended that items in a chace be individually packaged in a clear ziplock plastic bag to protect them from the elements.

 

Can I move a cache once I find it?

Do not move a cache from its original location. If you feel that the cache may not be located in the correct location, please email the cache owner's responsibility to maintain cache placement.

Easy Steps to Geocaching

  1. Register for a free Basic Membership.
  2. Click "Hide & Seek a Cache."
  3. Enter your postal code and click "search."
  4. Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name.
  5. Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device.
  6. Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache.
  7. Sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location.
  8. Share your geocaching stories and photos online.

Some links to help you get started

This link will take you to a Google map specifically showing the area around Eden and the geocaches that can be found in the area.  This map is updated in real time based on the data in our database, so it will always be the most recent information.

http://geocaching.com.au/zone/gmap/874/

 

For more information about the geocaches on the map, click the icon on the map and then on the name of the geocache.  Then it's follow your nose to get to the information.

To learn about geocaching, this wiki holds a wealth of information.  Browse around and find out more about geocaching. http://wiki.geocaching.com.au/wiki/Main_Page

 

Our thanks to Geocaching Australia
(http://www.geocaching.com.au/)
for providing the content on this page.

 

Happy hunting!