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Geocaching news and events

Geocaching 101 event: June 2012

Geocaching NSW welcomes all to our next Geocaching 101 session held at 10.30 am on Saturday 23 June at the Carlingford Bowling Club, Pennant Hills Road, Carlingford.

Geocaching 101 is a chance for new and experienced geocachers to get together to ask advice, guidance and gather lots of great tips.

There will be a presentation from Magellan about the eXplorist range of GPS receivers, including the new 110 and the geocaching specific GC models. Magellan are also offering a 15% discount on their range of GPS receivers for a limited time to Geocaching NSW members and their friends. If you're in the market for a new GPS receiver be sure to attend this event and check out the special deals at www.magellangps.com.au/raceoffer.

Darren (The Spindoctors) will also be providing a short presentation on some of the new features on the Geocaching.com website, as well as highlighting a few handy shortcuts on both the GC and GCA websites. If you have anything that you specifically want Darren to focus on, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Discover more at http://coord.info/GC3M14D

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Walking the Bluies event

three sistersGeocaching NSW's next walking event will be Walking the Bluies to be held on 29 April 2012.

This will be our third walking event, this time taking place in the spectacular Blue Mountain. The terrain is harder than previous walks, but the scenery will be stunning.

This walk will involve a descent off Narrow Neck near Katoomba down the Golden Staircase and upon meeting the main walking track at the bottom. You can walk along the talk to the Scenice Railway, or continue further and make your ascent out of the valley via Furber Steps. The walk is demanding in places and small children may find the going hard.

Along the way there will be an opportunity to visit a number of geocaches including Stairway to Heaven, Daylight, Katoomba Torbanite and Point To Sisters

We will meet at the Scenic World Carpark, next to the old yellow Skyway Cable Car which is in the grassed area to the left as you drive in to be ready to leave at 9am on the dot. So from 8:30am would be great. At this point, your hosts will be Neil and Greg from Geocaching NSW.

For more information head to the listing GC3FMTH.

Lane Cove NP CITO 2011

df0a004e-a79c-458f-a63e-07a3b3fc1b9d 300x200On Saturday 30 April 2011, Geocaching NSW members gathered at Lane Cove National Park to assist with a clean up as part of the the 9th International CITO Day.

Despite being a wet day it turned out ot be a fun and rewarding experience.

The talk from Lane Cove NP Bush Regeneration Officer Matt Springall at the beginning was very interesting and got us all in the mood to do ourbit. We were a bit surprised at the low level of rubbish in the section we cleaned, but pleased that we managed to gather up enough to have felt like we did our bit.

The heavy downpour at midday made for some fun. We look forward to more of these CITO events with NPWS in the future as well as in Lane Cove NP.

For more info on the Bushcare program at Lane Cove National Park have a look at the Friends of LCNP website.

North Sydney get together

geocachers at_eventJoin us for our first event of 2012 and explore this fascinating part of North Sydney's history.

The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, Balls Head Road, Waverton has recently been transformed from an ex-industrial site to a place where you can be inspired by best-practice sustainable technology, community gardens, native bush nursery, regenerated parklands and much more.

It showcases innovation, enables hands-on learning about sustainability in everyday life, and serves as a community meeting point and hub for Council's extensive range of environmental and sustainability programs.

A representative will provide a short presentation about the function of the centre, as well as discuss geocaching related issues in the region.

Find out more at http://coord.info/GC39ZD6

Geocaching NSW Xmas 2011 event

xmas2010Geocaching NSW welcomes all to our 2011 Geocaching Christmas party to be held at East Hills Park.

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

The event will be held at East Hills Park on the banks of the Georges River.

The park is off Henry Lawson Drive, south of the M5 motorway, or is a short walk from the East Hills railway station.

There are a few geocaches in the area and a few more will be added close to the day for your hunting pleasure.

The event will begin at 11 am and carry on as long as you like.

BBQ facilities are available, but feel free to bring along your own or grab lunch from the East Hills shops nearby.

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/GC33TR1

Wolli Creek valley walk event

wollicreekJoin us to walk the Wolli Creek valley leg of the Two Valley Trail to the junction of the Cooks River then on to Steel Park in Marrickville for lunch.

The walk will commence at 9:30 am sharp, so please organise to turn up between 9:00am and 9:15am as there will be a quick chat about the walk and the caches along the route before we depart.

We will be leaving from from S 33° 56.188 E 151° 06.800 near Bexley North train station. The walk to Steel Park on the Cooks river next to Illawarra road, Marrickville is about 5.8 km and should only take around 2 hours.

For more information, go to http://coord.info/GC33TQX

Annual General Meeting 2011

Geocaching NSW meeting in progressIn accordance with the association's rules, an Annual General Meeting has been set for Sunday 7 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 2011/2012.

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 31 July 2011.

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 2011

Spit Bridge to Manly event

 Some rights reserved by gil278Wanted to do the Spit Bridge to Manly walk, but needed an excuse? Join Geocaching NSW at Little Manly Cove and walk to the event and collect some geocaches along the way.

Join us for a mid-year geocaching celebration picnic at Little Manly Cove. You can drive straight to the event or start a few hours earlier and trek with a group along one of the best walks in the Sydney region.

The walk will commence at 8:30 am sharp (please arrive before hand) from The Spit bridge and will follow the path along the harbour shore. There are a number of exit points close to the local bus route for those that find the walk too far. In total it will take between 3 to 4 hours. More information will be posted in the next few weeks.

The event at Little Manly Cove will begin at 12.30 pm, just in time for the walkers from The Spit bridge to arrive.

Read more at http://coord.info/GC2VERY

Lane Cove National Park CITO

p3010152Geocaching NSW invites all members and non-members to join us in a clean up of Lane Cove National Park. The date has been chosen to coincide with the 9th International CITO Day.

The clean up starts at 10:30 am and finishes at 12:30 pm.

Ensure you bring gloves, sunscreen, sensible clothing (long pants and sleeves), hat, footwear and water.

Note: There is an entrance fee of $7 per car for entering Lane Cove National Park, but this will be waived for CITO volunteers.

This event has been organised in co-operation with Ranger Matthew Springall from the Lane Cove National Park.

See http://coord.info/GC2QPBR for more details.

Geocaching NSW - Port Stephens invasion

nelsonbayGeocaching NSW welcomes all to our second regional get together, in the central coast town of Nelson Bay.

It doesn't matter if you are an old hand or a geonovice, a local or from the other side of the state, come along and join us for a gathering in picturesque Port Stephens.

Events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends with a common interest, pick up the latest information on equipment, techniques and software and share stories about the latest caching adventure. You may even pick up a hint or two to assist with those pesky DNFs.

Start time 1pm, to allow out-of-towners time to travel and pick up a cache or two on the way. Better still, come up for the weekend and stay on for the Sunday brunch event hosted by HAVOC (Hunter Area Victims of Caching). 

Log your intention to attend at http://coord.info/GC2P92W