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Geocache of the month

Geocache of the Month: July 2012

sandhillsfm 300x200Congratulations to mos6510, winner of the July 2012 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award for Sandhills FM (GCYB0Y).

This 2/1.5 geocache is located near the Southern Tablelands town of Bungendore. It was placed in September 2006, has a favourite rating of 42% and been found by 92 teams.

According to the description:

Tune in to 107.5 on your FM dial for some Geocaching fun!
"Sandhills FM" is the official broadcast station for one very lonely container hiding out along Sandhills Road.
Our DJ is devoted to telling the world about this cache and will keep doing so for as long as the sun shines.

Big Matt and Shell, who nominated the cache, say it's "A great use of technology and a cache that has been around for nearly 6 years and has stood the test of time."

Who will receive the award in August 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 fourm and start nominating.

Geocache of the Month: June 2012

worldcache 300x200Congratulations to Philma, winner of the June 2012 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award for World Cache Australia (GCVVPB).

This 4/2.5 geocache was placed in July 2006, and has found by 46 teams with a favourite rating of 34%.

Zalgariath explains how it works:

This epic adventure takes you on a 25 Way Point tour of the world. You need to enlist friends in 4 countries and the final location is also awesome ... a fantastic experience which usually takes a few weeks of organisation. The waypoints around Sydney Harbour are fantastic too.

As you can see from the image, the starting coordinates provide an incredible view.

Who will receive the award in July 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 fourm and start nominating.

Geocache of the Month: May 2012

geocachemay2012 300x200Congratulations to TooDogs, winners of the May 2012 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award for Gone Fishing! (GC3EY3F).

This 3/1.5 geocache is a recent addition having been placed in March 2012, and has found by 6 teams with a favourite rating of 100%.

The cache is a multi set on the owner's private land, which allows them to be a little more creative than usual.

It has already received rav comments such as :

Definitely one of the best caches I’ve seen. This one is a must for all cachers.

WOW!! I think this is one of the best caches we've done in Australia.

Well done TooDogs, this cache is just amazing!

With feedback like that, we think it's worth highlighting this new geocache - and showing that even newbies can hide a classic cache.

Who will receive the award in June 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 fourm and start nominating.

Geocache of the Month: April 2012

telegherry 300x200Congratulations to The Bronze, Geo-Nads, Numby & Drewin, winners of the April 2012 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award for Telegherry Tantalizer (GCJ65E).

This 3.5/5 geocache was placed in June 2001, has only been found by 19 teams (4 DNFs) and has a favourite rating of 36%.

It is in a very deep gorge in the South Eastern corner of the Chichester State Forest and requires either a 4WD with good clearance or is a six-kilometre round trip by foot.

Team Unibolt, who nominated this cache, writes:

This is one of those adventure caches. Tackled it with a fellow cacher on a day trip and had a blast. The journey is as good as the prize and the GZ is awesome.

Who will receive the award in May 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 fourm and start nominating.

Geocache of the Month: March 2012

dropdeadgorgeous 300x200Congratulations to Hounddog, Snifter and the SNAFUADV Team winner of the March 2012 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award for Drop Dead Gorgeous (GCC44).

This 5/5 geocache was placed in June 2001, has been found by 46 teams (5 DNFs) and has a favourite rating of 41%.

The geocache is hidden at the bottom of a large drop (hence the name), and for most finders has involved an abseil to GZ. Some have tried other methods of approaching the geocache, but as the rating suggests it isn't for the faint of heart.

The geocache was a popular nomination with geocachers, receiving a number of 'votes'. One geocacher summed it up well writing:

As with most Houndog & Snifter caches, it’s a simple hide placed in a carefully chosen spot that naturally ensures longevity. It lives up to its name with truly breathtaking views.

Thank you once again Hounddog, Snifter and the SNAFUADV Team for this fantastic geocache.

Who will receive the award in April 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 fourm and start nominating.

Geocache of the Month: February 2012

daylighttunnel 300x200Congratulations to Bushrat winner of the February 2012 Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award for Daylight (GCGVNB).

This geocache was placed in September 2003, has been found by 43 teams (6 DNFs) and has a favourite rating of almost 58%.

This geocache is hidden deep underground in a misused tunnel used to transport coal from the Megalong Valley, through Narrow Neck and up to Katoomba.

The walk involves a reasonably long, back breaking walk through freezing cold water and orange mud - which is hard to get out of your clothing.

Anyone who has done it will tel you it's a challenging, but rewarding experience.

Thank you once again Bushrat for this fantastic geocache.

Who will receive the award in March 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 fourm and start nominating.

Geocache of the Month: January 2012

finalcut 300x200Congratulations to Idealogy as the inaugral winners of the Geocaching NSW Geocache of the Month award for The Final Cut (GC24C7).

This geocache was placed in October 2001, has been found 74 times (40 DNFs) and has a favourite rating of almost 50%.

According to the geocache description:

Those who complete this cache will be rewarded with spectacular views along the coast from a vantage point few know exist, let alone visit.

The route in can be a bit nerve wracking, but those accustomed to a bit of rock hopping should have no problems, just mind your head in places.

Thank you once again Idealogy - one of the early pioneers of geocaching in NSW - for this fantastic geocache.

Who will receive the award in February 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 fourm and start nominating.