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Geocache of the month

Geocache of the Month: June 2015

Let's twist again!This month's winner is a relative newcomer hiding in the Vineyard Creek Reserve near Parramatta.

Congratulations to monkeydoodle_k (and monkeydoodle_k's Dad) for Traditional with AA Twist (GC5DH57), the winner of the June 2015 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award.

This 1½/2 Traditional Cache, has been in place now for just 7 months but has attracted an amazing 87% favourite rating for its ingenuity.

The cache was nominated by GCNSW member, Richary, who noted its compelling award rating and the many well-deserved accolades from its finders like "a great surprise", "Oh wow this was indeed a fun cache to do", "Ok, this one is awesome!", "This is so ingenious. " and "Marvellous work here, deserving a big fave", to quote just a few.

If you appreciate caches that out of the ordinary, stick this one on your must-do list now.

Who will receive the award for July 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.

Geocache of the Month: May 2015

Don Dorrigo GazetteDorrigo is a smallish town on the high basalt plains above Bellingen and Coffs Harbour. It's linked to the coast and Armidale by the aptly named Waterfall Way. This picturesque windy road seems to be in a constant state of repair but the trip up to Dorrigo is worth the time.

For a small town Dorrigo packs a big geocache punch largely due to the efforts of local cacher Groovydoo. After being frustrated by Groovydoo's "Remembering the Pioneers", a D4.5 traditional in Dorrigo's Pioneers Park committee member Asbestiform sought solice in Dorrigo's CBD and set out on the trail of "Scoops evil nightmare between the sheets" the winner of May's geocache of the month award.

This D4 multi with 74% favourites from 26 finds takes cachers on a short tour of some interesting historical locations around the town close to the CO's heart. Plenty of time and effort has gone into the components that centre on the Don Dorrigo Gazette, over 100 years old, the only remaining letterpress (Hot Metal) newspaper left in Australia.

The log by Time librarian sums up the experience..."Excellent adventure and a fave point for this one. As someone else said, once you find this, you can forgive Groovydoo for all the nanos."

Congratulations Groovydoo!

Which fantastic NSW geocache deserves the award 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: April 2015

Huh!After much soul searching this month, we've dug into the treasure chest of past nominations and pulled out a real gem.

Congratulations to darth trader for the Qrubicle (GC2Y866), winner of the April 2015 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award.

This 4½/3½ mystery from the Hunter region was published almost four years ago and has earned an impressive 89% favourite rating from it's 39 finders.

The adventure starts with a published puzzle that's not too difficult. But that's just just the beginning. Soon you'll be testing body and mind in the wild and enjoying some great views too. 

GCNSW member, Big Matt, nominated this month's winner and wrote "DT you have excelled yourself with this one! You keep setting the bar higher and higher.". Others praised it with comments like "Loved this puzzle, the execution and the terrain", "If we could give three favourites we would", "Thanks for this incredible cache" and there's plenty more like these. It's definitely one for the bucket list.

Which fantastic NSW geocache deserves the award 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: March 2015

Hick!Congratulations to pprass for Hope's Lost Whisky (GC2N1NH), winner of the March 2015 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award.

This 4/3 mystery from the Mid-North Coast region has been in place for just over four yeasr and has attracted a well-deserved 14 favourites. 

The adventure starts with the well researched cache page which contains some fabulous photographs. The story centres around a forced emergency landing in the river at Laurieton by famed American comedian, Bob Hope, during World War II. Surprisingly much, or just perhaps all, of the story turns out to be factual. But did they really jetison several crates of whiskey from their failing Catalina flying boat? Is it still there to be found? There's one way to find out.

GCNSW member, Calypso62, who nominated this month's winner, summed it all up as "an excellent geocache from an excellent geocacher".

Which fantastic NSW geocache deserves the award 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: February 2015

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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.

Image from Wikipedia. Author unknown. Reproduced under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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.

Image courtesy of ClipArtBest.com

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.