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Geocache of the Month: September 2013

Congratulations to Bells Angels, winner of the September 2013 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award for The Arrival of the Dharawal (GC3DDVQ)

This 1.5/3 geocache was placed in May 2012, has 133 logged visits with 113 finds and 24 favourite points (35%).

Located on the coastal walk between Bondi and Tamarama, the cache attracts many international visitors, offering a glimpse of our unique geocaching environment. The cache combines an educational insight into the local indigenous culture with iconic coastal views. One recent finder from Germany wrote "the best Cache we have seen in Australia!!".

Who will receive the award for October 2013?

Help us decide by nominating your favourite geocache. Tell us in around 50 words or more why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hidden or found in the past 30 days.

Head to the Geocaching NSW fourm and start nominating.

Geocache of the Month: August 2013

illusioncacheCongratulations to Philma, winner of the August 2013 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award for Illusions Cache (GCZV7W)

This 3.5/1.5 geocache was placed in December 2006, is has 304 logged visits with 158 finds and 48 favourite points (42%).

Being a very unique Puzzle cache it has been nominated by a number of finders, including Calypso62 who said:

This is a puzzle cache by Philma that you need to be cross-eyed to complete! The final location gives you a spectacular view with an excellent hide to boot. It first appeared in 2006 and is still going strong. 47 caching teams have given it a favourite point. It was a most enjoyable puzzle cache to complete that wasn't too difficult.

Who will receive the award for September 2013?

Help us decide by nominating your favourite geocache. Tell us in around 50 words or more why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hidden or found in the past 30 days.

Head to the Geocaching NSW fourm and start nominating.

Geocache of the Month: July 2013

Manly DamCongratulations to Zargfinders, winner of the July 2013 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award for ZFPT21 - Final (GC44Q73)

This 4/3 geocache was placed in January 2013, has already been found by 54 teams and has 26 favourite points (63% of PM).

However, while a great cache in and of itself, it is merely representative of what is a fantastic Sydney series, sharing little resemblance to common conceptions of a "power trail". The 8km circuit walk of Manly Dam takes around 4 hours and every cache is hand crafted to suit its location. No two are alike. 

The series has clocked up over 160 Favourite Points. The most recent finder "Paul the Hippy" had this to say about it:

"Absolutely fantastic a great way to finish the best series of cache I have done ever and might take another 3000 to beat. Awesome caches. Awesome walk. Awesome bush. Awesome effort by the cache owners. Awesome. I can not say it enough for this series."

Who will receive the award for August 2013?

Help us decide by nominating your favourite geocache. Tell us in around 50 words or more why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hiden or found in the past 30 days. 

Head to the Geocaching NSW fourm and start nominating.

Geocache of the Month: June 2013

panoramacacheCongratulations to gren, winner of the June 2013 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award for Panorama cache (GC6A0)

This 3/3 geocache was placed in April 2001, has only been found by 38 teams and has 11 favourite points (58%).

Known as an 'old school cache' it has been nominated by a number of finders, including Yurt, who said:

It was a great walk and the cache is a heritage cache placed in April 2001. Brilliant views and a real sense of achievement in reaching GZ and beyond.

Who will receive the award for July 2013?

Help us decide by nominating your favourite geocache. Tell us in around 50 words or more why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hiden or found in the past 30 days. 

Head to the Geocaching NSW fourm and start nominating.

Geocache of the Month: May 2013

heartjpgCongratulations to Toriaz, winner of the May 2013 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award for Straight from the Heart - the final heart cache (GC46ERA)

This 2.5/2 multi geocache was placed in March 2013, has only been found by 13 teams and has 8 favourite points (62%).

Nominator The Spindoctors said:

It's the final in a 22-part series of mysterious geocaches located in the Penrith Lakes area. The puzzles are all relatively easy to solve and find, which helps keep frustration levels to a minimum. The heart shape arrangement of the puzzles also shows a lot of time and effort was put into this series.

Who will receive the award for June 2013?

Help us decide by nominating your favourite geocache. Tell us in around 50 words or more why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hiden or found in the past 30 days. 

Head to the Geocaching NSW fourm and start nominating.

Geocache of the Month: April 2013

postcardstonzCongratulations to Philma and KiwiGary, winners of the April 2013 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award for Postcards to New Zealand (GC16TRH).

This 2.5/2.5 multi geocache was placed in August 2008, has only been found by 23 teams and has 11 favourite points (55%).

Nominator akkatracker said:

I found that I built a personal relationship with my partner. We got to know alot about our partner and put trust in them. It was a close vote but I'd probably have to go with that. The waypoints are spectacular, and on both sides of the harbour. The final, a shortish walk has some breathtaking views.

Who will receive the award for May 2013?

Help us decide by nominating your favourite geocache. Tell us in around 50 words or more why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hiden or found in the past 30 days. 

Head to the Geocaching NSW fourm and start nominating.

Geocache of the Month: March 2013

boltsCongratulations to Fred6603, winner of the March 2013 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award for Rubiks Tube V - Excalibolt (GC22465).

This 4.5/1.5 multi geocache was placed in August 2006, has only been found by 41 teams and has 22 favourite points.

According to the geocache description page, "Finding Excalibolt is only the first part of the challenge. Once found you have to solve the puzzle to access the log and record your success."

One recent finder wrote in their find log: "This thing is incredible! I expect to be having nightmares with it in them! Unbelievable!"

See the list of previous Geocache of the Month winners.

Geocache of the Month: February 2013

Congratulations to Ropes, winner of the February 2013 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award for Salvation Jane (GCXXBP).

This 4/1.5 multi geocache was placed in August 2006, has only been found by 13 teams and has a favourite rating of 40 per cent.

Purplepeopleeater, who nominated this cache, writes:

A fantastic if not tough bushwalk out to Paterson's Hill. The peak is marked by 3 large rock cairns and the cache is accompnaied by a "fridge" full of 2005 vintage de l'eau.

 

 

 

 

Geocache of the Month: January 2013

Congratulations to Biggles Bear, winner of the January 2013 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award for Garden to Garden (State) (GCK2GM).

This 2/1 multi geocache was placed in July 2004, has only been found by 46 teams (2 DNFs) and has 10 favourite points.

Zalgariath, who nominated this cache, writes:

One of very few interstate caches in NSW and one of only two in Sydney,  takes long distance travelling cachers on a tour down the Hume all the way to Melbourne. Hidden 24 Jul 04 it is also another fine example of "They dont make them like they used to"

Help us decide by nominating your favourite geocache. Tell us in around 50 words or more why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hiden or found in the past 30 days. 

Head to the Geocaching NSW fourm and start nominating.

Geocache of the Month: December 2012


Congratulations to The Geomonkeys, winner of the December 2012 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award for Speelo II - Central coast edition (GCKQ71).

This 2.5/3.5 geocache is located on the NSW Central Coast near Terrigal. It was set in October 2004 and been 'found' by 54 teams and has nine favourite points.

According to the description:

The dificulty rises as your fears are realised ... a quick offset just to force you to confront your fears.

Nominator for this geocache, Team Unibolt, said:

This is a truly unique cache and a lot of fun to do. There are not many places you can experience this at all, let alone grab a smiley at the same time.

Who will receive the award in January 2013?

Help us decide by nominating your favourite geocache. Tell us in around 50 words or more why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hiden or found in the past 30 days.

Head to the Geocaching NSW forum and start nominating.

Geocache of the Month: November 2012

marlenes 300x200Congratulations to Baktrak, winner of the November 2012 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award for Marlene's Mischief (GC36EBJ).

This 3/2 geocache is located in a quiet park in Greenacre, southwestern Sydney. It was set in October 2011 and been 'found' by 36 teams with an amazing 28 favourite points (78%).

According to the description:

Will you miraculously master Marlene's maniacal mischief and end this malevolent, malicious miscreant's monstrous misdemeanours or maybe you'll moan "Mercy Marlene"

One of the nominators for this geocache, akkatracker, said:

The search for the cache really involves you with the story and the method of concealment is very smart and should be a certain must do for anyone within 10km of it. The funnest! search you'll ever have. 10/10

Who will receive the award in December 2012?

Help us decide by nominating your favourite geocache. Tell us in around 50 words or more why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hiden or found in the past 30 days.

Head to the Geocaching NSW forum and start nominating.

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