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Geocaching news and events

How to play adult hide and seek

linda smh 300x200Tronador (Linda Broschofsky) and The Spindoctors (Darren Osborne) spoke with Sydney Morning Herald's Kelsey Munro.

Linda also took Kelsey along for the hunt.

Treasure hunts go high-tech with the aid of the internet and GPS gadgets, writes Kelsey Munro.

Read more at Sydney Morning Herald website.

2014 Christmas Event

An enthusiastic group of geocachers enjoyed coming together at Putney for the 6th annual Geocaching NSW Christmas Party. As usual, there was lots of great chat about many aspects of the game we all really enjoy playing. We welcomed familiar faces and it was fabulous to see some new players joining us for their first geocaching event.

The first game of the day was a “nearest to the ammo can” mint tin throw. Each player had three goes to try to be the closest. Competition was fierce with Kid Ron Satan taking out this year’s title. For his efforts he received a 50 cal. ammo can. Hopefully, there’s a new cache coming out soon. Congratulations KRS.

The second competition was to see how tall mint tins could be stacked in 30 seconds. Again, this was highly competitive with junior Team MavEtJu coming up the winner. Well done!

The Geocache of the Year was announce by President Zalgariath. The voting was very close with “GCHFT2 Earthcache 1 – A simple Geology Tour of Wasp Head” being crowned this year’s winner. This is very fitting as this earthcache was the first one published anywhere in the world and celebrated 10 years of finds back in January this year. Congratulations to the cache owner, Geoaware.

Read more: 2014 Christmas Event

The Amazing Chase Event!

Coming up in 2 weeks is our next event! Join us at Bicentennial Park Homebush where we'll swap hiking boots for pedal power in the Amazing Chase!

Although you can start your Amazing Chase adventure anytime during the day, we suggest you come along to the published coordinates, (look for our portable gazebo and the Geocaching NSW banner), between 9:30am and 10:30am and meet up with other geocachers, then head off on your tour of discovery.

Follow this link for full details on Geocaching.com.

2013 Christmas Event Wrap-Up

The first day of Summer delivered a gloriously clear, warm day for the association's fifth Christmas event.

The venue for this year was Tench Reserve, on the banks of the Nepean River, near Penrith. The location was chosen as being central to the broader membership and we had a fantastic turnout with around 60 attendees from more than 40 teams, travelling from regions as far as Canberra, Newcastle, the Blue Mountains and the greater Sydney region.

As well as being an enjoyable meet-and-greet social event, several special activities were organised.

Read more: 2013 Christmas Event Wrap-Up

Geocaching NSW: 2013 Christmas Party

Geocaching NSW welcomes all comers to our 2013 Geocaching Christmas Party in the Western Suburbs of Sydney

Come along and join us for some geocaching fun and socialising to celebrate another year of caching (almost!) done and dusted.

The event will be held at Tench Reserve alongside the Nepean River in Penrith on Sunday December 1st 2013.

Full details are on the cache page here.

 

New geocachers are most welcome to attend as it's a great way to meet the local geocaching community and pick up some tips on finding and hiding geocaches.

This event is open to Geocaching NSW members and non-members alike, all are welcome. Come learn about what the Association does and have a great time meeting like minded folk.


 

What?! You want more Caching Crazyness? Ok then...Silent. Ancient. Deadly. In December & January this Summer a new threat will rise. All across the country, hiding in plain sight, they stir.

The Australian Lesser Weeping Angel (or Boganus Angelous Deminutea Unconsolia - BADU for short) has long been kept under control, but now are on the verge of breaking free. The only way to stop them...Find them. Sign them. Separate them. Check out the Geocaching Australia Cache Race Launch event page for more details on how to be involved! 

 

Mudgee Invasion Event

It is just 2 weeks out now from our third "Regional Invasion" style event that we hope a few cachers will be able to attend. This year we are headed to the Central Tablelands town of Mudgee with the help of Sugarbuzz82, a local geocacher. You can find the published event page here. http://coord.info/GC4PD2X

The town of Mudgee is located about 270km North West,about a 3.5 to 4 hour drive from the centre on Sydney. While it is possible to come up and return home in a day, that wouldn't leave a lot of time for caching! While not essential as the official event will be on the Sunday, we recommend making a weekend of it spending the Saturday exploring all the region has to offer, staying the Saturday night in or near town, and attending the Sunday lunch get together in Mudgee itself. A few members of the Committee will be doing just that. 

Outside of boxes hidden in various different ways Mudgee boasts a wine industry that is rapidly gaining renown and a culture for fine food and produce. The event will be held at Lawson Park, a tree littered green space on the banks of the Cudgegong River that has amenities, a children's playground and even the local swimming pool. 

We hope to see some Mudgee folk and some familiar faces as well as the 'almost' locals from the Bluies, Bathurst and Beyond! To check out accomodation options, organise car pooling, get a list of great local wineries and caches or just ask a question, please head to the forum!

Annual General Meeting 2013

Geocaching NSW meeting in progressIn accordance with the association's rules, an Annual General Meeting has been set for Saturday 3 August 2013. It will be held at the Carlingford Bowling Club, starting at 10.30 am. The meeting will include the election of the committee for 2013/2014.

Please consider nominating for the committee, as 'many hands make light work'. A list of positions and their job tasks is on the website. Nomination forms can be downloaded.

As per section 15 of the association's rules, nominations must be made in writing and delivered to the secretary at least 7 days before the date fixed for the holding of the annual general meeting at which the election is to take place - Saturday 27 July 2013.

If more than one nomination per position (or three in the case of Ordinary Members) is received, a ballot will be held. In the event that a member is unable to attend the AGM, they may appoint another member as a proxy. Written notice must given to the secretary no later than 24 hours before the time of the meeting.

For those unable to attend the AGM, a proxy form is available for download. You must complete and deliver (in person, mail or email) to a member of the association for them to cast your vote via proxy. Note: No member attending the meeting may hold more than 5 proxies.

Read more: Annual General Meeting 2013

Lane Cove CITO 2013

CITOCrewAfter a day of torrential rain on the Saturday we were worried that Sunday's CITO would have to be cancelled, but it ended up glorious sunshine and the track was in pretty good condition. In the end we had more than 20 geocachers show up and the car pool we organised between Tunks Hill and the Dehli Rd entranced worked well.

After a safety briefing every member headed out with a fluoro vest, gloves and bags. We covered the entire river side track on the south side of the river from the Weir to the bridge. All in all the track was quite clean with 90 per cent of the rubbish coming from the river bank as expected.  It was almost a competition between the teams as to who could find the rubbish first.

By the end of the CITO we had collected approximately 10 bags of trash, which we were able to empty into the bins along the way - so there was a lot more than it seems in the attached photo.

From all reports people had a great time. There were no incidents or injuries to report apart from some soggy socks. You can read about the event from participants here http://coord.info/GC48G73

Puzzle and coffee event - Jan 2013

jigsaw 300x200Have you been stuck trying to solve a puzzle for months and haven't made any progress? Does the thought of trying to solve a puzzle geocache cause you mind to go into a tail spin?
 
Then come along to our first Coffee and Puzzles event (GC440WJ) to be held at Citi Grill in the piazza area of the Top Ryde Shopping Centre. It will be held on Saturday 26 January, beginning at 10:00 am.
 
The event has been inspired by Noikmeister's 'Puzzles and Coffee' series of events, which began in September 2010.

There will be a short introduction at the start to get things rolling, after which people can form into groups and start solving. If you're a beginner don't worry, there will be someone to help and guide you along.

Also keep an eye out for keep an eye open in the Geocaching NSW forums to see what puzzles make it on the agenda.

Geocaching NSW Xmas 2012 event

Xmas2011groupGeocaching NSW welcomes all to our 2012 Geocaching Christmas party to be held next to the Auburn Botanic Gardens.

Come along and join us for some geocaching fun and socialising.

The event will be held near the Auburn Botanic Gardens alongside Duck Creek.

The park is off Chisholm Rd, Auburn. It is approximately 3 kilometres from Lidcombe or Auburn railway station, or you can reach it by taking the M91 from Parramatta interchange .

The park includes free BBQs, a number of covered tables, open grass space, kids playground, heaps of parking, free boiling hot water and toilet block.

The Botanical Gardens include a Japanese Formal Garden, Australian Rainforest and a small Aussie Animal zoo. If you are not an Auburn Council resident there is an entrance fee of $4 for anyone over 16.

The event will begin at 11 am and carry on as long as you like. Ensure you bring a hat and sunscreen and sensisible footwear.

New geocachers are most welcome to attend as it's a great way to meet the local geocaching community and pick up some tips on finding and hiding geocaches.

More details at http://coord.info/GC3YA31

Annual General Meeting 2012

Geocaching NSW meeting in progressIn accordance with the association's rules, an Annual General Meeting has been set for Sunday 5 August 2011. It will be held at the Carlingford Bowling Club, starting at 10.30 am. The meeting will include the election of the committee for 2012/2013.

Please consider nominating for the committee, as 'many hands make light work'. A list of positions and their job tasks is on the website. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the website.

As per section 15 of the association's rules, nominations must be made in writing and delivered to the secretary at least 7 days before the date fixed for the holding of the annual general meeting at which the election is to take place - Sunday 29 July 2012.

If more than one nomination per position (or three in the case of Ordinary Members) is received, a ballot will be held. In the event that a member is unable to attend the AGM, they may appoint another member as a proxy. Written notice must given to the secretary no later than 24 hours before the time of the meeting.

For those unable to attend the AGM, a proxy form is available for download. You must complete and deliver (in person, mail or email) to a member of the association for them to cast your vote via proxy. Note: No member attending the meeting may hold more than 5 proxies.

Read more: Annual General Meeting 2012