Oops! Better late than never right! Without further ado, our belated February Geo-Discovery….
At the intersection of the New England Highway and Thunderbolt Way, you’ll find the small historic town of Uralla. Many know this to be the last resting place of the infamous bushranger Captain Thunderbolt, legendary for being the longest roaming of his kind and for his escape from one of Sydney’s geo-meccas – Cockatoo Island! Additionally, the town and surrounding region is also well known for its rich goldrush history. In geocaching circles however, Uralla is synonymous with some standout caches courtesy of local caching team geono.
Nestled in the New England region, between Tamworth and Armidale, Uralla is a 5 and a half hour drive north east of Sydney via the New England Highway. However those willing to make the journey will be rewarded with a treasure trove of quality, hand crafted and unique gadget caches!
Given the nature of these hides – we don’t want to spoil the fun and give anything away… but we certainly feel that the following caches are worth discovering, whilst exploring this beautiful, historic town and region and picking up some history along the way!
𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝘿𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧 (𝙂𝘾4160𝙒): sporting a truckload of favourite points, this small sized traditional located in town will bring you face to face with the dreaded outlaw himself! Where could a small sized cache be hidden here you might ask? The answer may surprise you!
𝙈𝙖𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙏𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙨 (𝙂𝘾4𝙔𝙆𝙕𝙏): located just outside of town, this cache will bring you to an old rail viaduct amongst the beauty of the New England countryside. You’ll need to put your thinking caps on for this cleverly placed and highly favourited cache!
𝙏𝙝𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙗𝙤𝙡𝙩𝙨 𝙍𝙤𝙘𝙠 (𝙂𝘾406𝙂𝙏): a short drive south of Uralla, you’ll come across this interesting cluster of granite boulders which were used as a lookout for Captain Thunderbolt back in the day. Hopefully it won’t take too much searching for this ingenious hide to ‘surrender’ itself to you!
These are just 3 of many fantastic caches placed in this region by geono. Do yourself a favour and plan a trip to this lovely little area, where there is plenty of geo-gold waiting to be discovered!