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Geocache of the month

Geocache of the Month: December 2016

The judges had their work cut out for them this month with four very deserving nominations to sift through. The award jumped from one nomination to another as the features and logs for each were considered. In the end, a great location tipped the balance.

Geocache of the Month for December 2016 goes to Cockatoo with a 'dog leg' by TheMattmosphere. Hidden on Sydney Harbour's Cockatoo Island in July 2013, Cockatoo with a 'dog leg' has scored 77 favourite points. It's a traditional hide with an easy 1½/2 D/T rating. It was nominated by Zalgariath who wrote:

"Cockatoo with a 'dog leg' is a family friendly, accessible and yet very satisfying caching adventure! The fact you need to travel to the island, then explore the very unusual GZ as well as the manner of hiding are all reasons why this cache deserves nomination this month. A quick scan of the logs shows how much joy this little box gives the unsuspecting visitors."

The island's European history dates back to 1839 when it was used as a penal establishment and from 1857 to 1991 it was one of Australia's largest shipyards. Architecture on the island spans its entire history and much work has been done to conserve it as the nation's most extensive and varied record of shipbuilding. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nominate a NSW geocache that has impressed you 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, start in or finish in, NSW and not be archived. Head over to the Forum and start nominating.