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Easterly Extreme — Geocache of the Week

Traditional Cache
GCX0QP
by Liz and Bruce
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
2
Location:
New South Wales, Australia
S 28° 38.046 E 153° 38.264

The most eastern point of Australia has a rocky coastline that hides a cache with over 200 Favorite points. Salty waves crash onto the shore as wind rustles the trees that outline the beach, providing an epic soundtrack to those who venture out towards the water. The cache is small and unsuspecting, but over 1,300 cachers have dared to go the distance to find our Geocache of the Week, Easterly Extreme (GCX0QP).

East of Arakwal National Park in New South Wales, our weekly highlight waits to be found. To snag this cache, you will need to walk along the paths of the Cape Byron Walking Track. Be sure to wear good shoes, as this will require a nice long walk and some maneuvering around slippery rocks. Determined cachers will need to sort through rocks once they get to the posted coordinates to locate this container.

Image by Pacmess.

Australia is surrounded entirely by oceans. After finding this geocache, you can look up from the ground where the container was hiding and gaze out towards a seemingly endless sea of water. It is one of those special moments where you take a big, deep breath to drink in the moment before logging your find. 

After logging this cache, you can visit the Cape Byron Lighthouse. This historic landmark was built in 1899 and is a popular attraction for cachers and muggles alike. There is parking nearby for those who plan to drive to GCX0QP, and many logs have said that whales have been seen from the lighthouse’s vantage point.

Image by 123matzel.

Sometimes cachers are chasing memories more than they are chasing smileys. Being able to say you found the oldest or most eastern cache is a victory, but being able to recall how the crisp air misted your face as you signed the logbook is a treasure. Plan that outing. Coordinate that trip. Look forward to the memories, especially if you will be heading to our Geocache of the Week:  Easterly Extreme (GCX0QP).


Source: Geocaching

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