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Geocache of the month

Geocache of the Month: February 2015

GZ

The forum only provided one nominee this month but what a cracker it is. It's GC1TGZ3 Upstanding Citizens of Chatswood and not surprisingly it took out the top award. Congratulations to The 3 Investigators, winner of the February 2015 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award!

This four (or is it five?) part multi takes players on a walking tour of parts of Chatswood you might not have known about. Clues have been left with citizens Lyle, Luke, Alyce and the intriguing Svetlana that lead to a final challenging field puzzle and thence to the final location. The trail may be solved in a few hours or like many finders you may require several visits to work through to the clever and memorable finale.

This well maintained cache with D3.5 and T1.5 was established in June of 2009 and has had 70 finds with a favourite rate of 49%.

The cache was nominated by GCNSW member and recent finder, asbestiform, who wrote "Nominated for longevity, the level of owner attentiveness and cleverness." It's received many glowing logs, perhaps best summed up by The Skink who made the find on 24/01/2013 "A very satisfying cache to add a smiley face to, craftily conceived and executed. The bushland remnant at the final GZ gives a glimpse of what the area must have been like before europeanisation. It gets a favourite from me."

Who will receive the award for March 2015? Please, please make an effort to enter more nominees next month! Nominate your favourite geocache and say why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hidden or found in the past month or even the past year. It just needs to be in, or start in, NSW and not be archived.

Head over to the Forum and start nominating.

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Geocache of the Month: January 2015

GZJanuary saw a tight contest between three, worthy nominees. After much discussion, the award headed down to "The Shire".

Congratulations to Rathard for Confound the Language (GCMV9H), winner of the January 2015 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award.

This 3½/3½ Multi Cache, has been confounding finders for just on 10 years now.

The cache was nominated by GCNSW member, tronador, who wrote: " Located In Bonnet Bay, the various waypoints take you to a lovely spot of bushland in the Sutherland Shire . The waypoints are all really well done and located in nice places. The clues may make you scratch your head but once solved you get a real sense of achievement."

Which NSW Geocache will get the gong next month? Nominate your favourite geocache and say why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hidden or found in the past month or even the past year. It just needs to be in, or start in, NSW and not be archived.

Head over to the Forum and start nominating.

Geocache of the Month: December 2014

GZThis month's winner is a veteran sitting high in the Brisbane Waters National Park, near Woy Woy.

Congratulations to The 2 Dogs for #4 "Wonderful" (GC72C), winner of the December 2014 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award.

Commanding a truly Wonderful view from Mount Wondabyne, this 2½/3 Traditional Cache, now in its 14th year, has stood the test of time and survived a couple of major bushfires.

The cache was nominated by GCNSW member, akkatracker, who noted: "The views experienced here are awesome and really worth the walk.". Others wrote, " truly wonderful, with the 360 degree panorama", "the high point of our GC caching day" and "a magical location".

The cache is close to a section of the Great North Walk and can be accessed from several entry points on Woy Woy Rd or from Patonga. For a quirky approach, take the train to the quaint little Wondabyne station (pictured). Its platform is less than one carriage long and it has walking track and river access only. 

Who will receive the award for January 2015? Nominate your favourite geocache and say why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hidden or found in the past month or even the past year. It just needs to be in, or start in, NSW and not be archived.

Head over to the Forum and start nominating.

Image by Wikipedia user, Abesty. Reproduced under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Geocache of the Year: 2013/14

Happy 2015 Everyone! We're delighted to officially announce the winner of the GCNSW "Geocache of the Year" for 2013/14!  This is the third year of this prestigious award and the winner was chosen by the NSW geocaching community as the pick of the bunch from "Geocache of the Month" winners of the 2013/14 Geo-year that runs from AGM to AGM (Aug to Sep).

Read more: Geocache of the Year: 2013/14

Geocache of the Month: November 2014

GZThis month's winner comes from the Macarthur region.

Congratulations to Bulba's for The Pheasant's Home (GC21ET0), winner of the November 2014 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award.

Nesting quietly near a popular stop on the busy Hume Highway, this 2.5/1.5 Traditional Cache has attracted 470 visits in its 5 years and been rewarded with 48% favourite point rate, so comes highly recommended.

The cache was nominated by GCNSW member, asbestiform, who noted: "A very unique container, of a good size, well looked after.". Quotes from other finders include, " Very clever. Love it! Almost drove me crazy ", "Fantastique cette cache, j'adore " and " skilfully engineered and brilliantly creative".

Who will receive the award for December 2014? Help us decide by nominating your favourite geocache. Say why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hidden or found in the past month or even the past year.

Head over to the Forum and start nominating.

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Geocache of the Month: October 2014

Kaboom!

This month we've gone to Sydney's northern suburbs to find our most deserving winner.

Congratulations to Calypso62 for Where's the KABOOM??(GC4JE2D), winner of the October 2014 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award.

This 3/2 Multi-Cache was published in February 2011 and has a 62% favourite rating.  

The cache was originally nominated by Zalgariath who wrote "legitimately the best cache I've done in a while" The CO is renowned for putting that something extra into the preparation and presentation of his geocaches and this is a fine example. It's a great combination of humour and history with a relaxing walk around a leafy suburban park.

Which geocache deserves the November 2014 award? Help decide by nominating your favourite geocache. Just say why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hidden or found in the past month or even the past year. Head over to the Forum and start nominating.

Geocache of the Month: September 2014

Wow!

This month's winner comes from just north of Uralla on the New England Highway in the Northern Tablelands region.

Congratulations to geono for JUNK MAIL (GC4JE2D), winner of the September 2014 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award.

This 2½/2 Letterbox Hybrid Cache was published in August 2013 and has earned an amazing 80% favourite rating from its 71 visitors..

The cache was nominated for the award by Blissbaby, who wrote "the co has done a great job of creating something special. it makes you think and it makes you smile, its what geocaching is all about for me and well worth the stop along a highway."  Recent finders wrote "Absolute all time favorite" and "An outstanding cache in every way. Probably the best on the New England".

Which cache deserves the award for October 2014? Help us decide by nominating your favourite geocache. Tell us why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hidden or found in the past month or even the past year. Head over to the Forum and start nominating.

Geocache of the Month: August 2014

Wow!

This month's winner comes from Merimbula on the beautiful South Coast.

Congratulations to dghoffy for A little bit of everything (GC3C5TZ), winner of the August 2014 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award.

This 2/2 Traditional Cache has been in place since February 2012 and takes visitors along the Rotary Walk, an oceanside trail through twists and turns of lush vegetation, offering panoramic views and a glimpse into the nature and history of the area.

The cache was nominated for the award by Zalgariath, who wrote "As the name suggests, you'll get views, education, a walk, nature, and a clever cache hide at the end."  Others wrote "sent my 'wow' factor into overload" and "one of the best I've found". Nearly half the finders have made it a favourite.

Which cache deserves the award for September 2014? Help us decide by nominating your favourite geocache. Tell us why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hidden or found in the past month or even the past year. Head over to the Forum and start nominating.

Geocache of the Month: July 2014

Wooosh!

This month's winner comes from Berowra, north of Sydney.

Congratulations to Asbestiform for Tipler's Cylinder (GC50MY3), winner of the July 2014 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award.

This 3/4 Mystery Cache was hidden in March this year and is the final in a time-travelling mini power trail. Although it's still enjoying its first wave of visitors, so far everyone of them declared it a favourite and it gets the award on behalf of the entire Tipler series.

The Tipler Cylinder is predicted by General Relativity and was developed by Frank Tipler in his seminal 1974 paper, "Rotating Cylinders and the Possibility of Global Causality Violation". Asbestiform's release of the cylinder has been a matter of some concern to regional security agencies but using it, he transports geocachers between six great moments from the past and future.

The penultimate cache, Tipler's Time Trail #7: Apollo 11 1969AD, was nominated for the award by well-known local identity, Yurt, who wrote "Hard to go past this one for effort, imagination and ingenuity." But every cache in the series has glowing logs, with several earning high favourite ratings, and the norm is for the award to go to the final.

Which cache deserves the award for August 2014? Help us decide by nominating your favourite geocache. Tell us why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hidden or found in the past month or even the past year. Head over to the Forum and start nominating.

Geocache of the Month: June 2014

GZ

This month's winner comes from the North Sydney area.

Congratulations to Fimbulisen for Aarrr! (GC2C583), winner of the June 2014 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award.

This 3/2 Multi Cache was hidden on Septemberrr 19 2011. Does that date ring a bell? It's Talk Like a Pirate Day which, along with the name, starts to hint at where this is going. So far, 36 scurvy landlubbers have navigated its course without finding themselves in Davey Jones's locker and an astounding 85% have declared it a favourite.

The cache was nominated by GCNSW members, Tyreless and Baktrak, just two of the many mutinous seadogs to don their eyepatches in search of Fimbulisen's treasure. And what a treasure it is!

The CO lists his occupation as "Permanently Lost", not surprising as the cache description reveals "My compass is old, with thirty two points, and my charts be waterlogged, googly and inaccurate".

Which cache deserves the award for July 2014? Help us decide by nominating your favourite geocache. Tell us why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hidden or found in the past month or even the past year. Head over to the Forum and start nominating.

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Geocache of the Month: May 2014

GZ

This month's winner comes from the Blue Mountains region.

Congratulations to Altaire for Point Of No Regard (GC11TDB), winner of the May 2014 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award.

This 1.5/3.5 Traditional Cache was hidden in 2007. It has seen just 32 visitors - it's no drive by - but 47% have made it a favourite.

The cache was nominated by GCNSW member, Tyreless, who wrote: "You can do this as part of a traverse across Mount Solitary with amazing views. As a day walk it's pretty demanding or you can take the more leisurely overnight approach and camp up on the mountain - seems that both approaches are popular. If you make the effort to get up here then a good box in a good hide is just rewards.". Others wrote, " a great excuse to visit this stunning location ", "well worth the effort for the fantastic views." and "this cache is an epic".

Which cache deserves the award for June 2014? Help us decide by nominating your favourite geocache. Tell us why you think it deserves the award. It doesn't have to be a geocache hidden or found in the past month or even the past year. Head over to the Forum and start nominating.

Image by frequent Point Of No Regard visitor, jonnosan