By Annika Signal is heading to Australia this January with a brand new souvenir in tow to celebrate Australia Day. Everyone is invited to join the beach party by attending a geocaching event between January 26-28, 2018, wherever you are.
For those of you who are actually making your way down under to visit Australia, or already call it home, we are sharing a few of Signal’s favorite geocaches!
In Australia, you can find geocaches that provide amazing experiences, teach fascinating geological facts, bring you to places you never knew existed, and surprise you with creative cache containers.
Here are Signal’s top 7:
C Lions (GC12NHD) | Traditional Cache | Difficulty 2.5 | Terrain 3.5This cache is hidden on a beach near Seal Bay and is reached most easily during low tide. There is a good chance to not only find a hidden container, but also get a glimpse at some adorable seals and sea lions.
Lane Cove (GC3E) | Virtual Cache | Difficulty 1.5 | Terrain 1.5The very short GC code might give it away for some: this is Australia’s very first geocache published May 18, 2000! It is located in beautiful Lane Cove National Park and where you can expect to come across lots of local wildlife. Since the cache is of the virtual kind, you’ll have to answer several questions about the cache’s location to claim a find.
Earthcache I – a simple geology tour of Wasp Head (GCHFT2) | EarthCache | Difficulty 1 | Terrain 1.5Continuing with firsts: this EarthCache is not only the first in Australia, but the first EarthCache on Earth! This cache is a truly coveted find for any geocaching historian, and brings you to an area of great geological significance. You can learn about worm burrows, split joints, drop stones, and find fossils in some layers of the rock.
Five Quay’s In A Row (GCKKTY) | Traditional Cache | Difficulty 2.5 | Terrain 1This urban cache leads you to a place with with picture ready views of Port Jackson featuring the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Don’t forget to bring your camera and prepare to go on a stealthy cache hunt with lots of muggles around*.
Kiama Little Blowhole (GC1E1Y5) | EarthCache | Difficulty 2 | Terrain 2.5At this EarthCache location you can freshen up your knowledge around volcanic extrusions and experience the power of the ocean. Try not to get wet (unless you want to) and enjoy a special natural spectacle.
Lizard City (GC3JNK1) | Traditional Cache | Difficulty 2.5 | Terrain 1If you are the type of geocacher to appreciate a clever cache container, Lizard City and several other caches by cache owner TiedyeSmileys will certainly put a smile on your face.
T.A.R.D.I.S. (GC3JH1P) | Mystery Cache | Difficulty 3 | Terrain 3This highly favorited geocache was supposedly placed by the Doctor himself and promises a fun Doctor Who themed adventure. So bring your sonic screwdriver and don’t blink!
Inspired to take a geocaching trip to Australia? If that’s not in the cards for you right now, make sure to attend a geocaching event between January 26-28, 2018 to earn a souvenir and pretend you are at a sunny Australian beach with your fellow geocaching friends. Find an event near you.
*Muggle: A non geocacher. Based on “Muggle” from the Harry Potter series, which is a non-magical person.