If you feel you’ve had your fill of micros in the suburbs, or frustrating puzzles that even ASIO find hard to decode, then here’s a challenge for you.
This cache can be found at the listed co-ordinates, but you will need to have completed the challenge of finding and logging 10 of the oldest active geocaches in New South Wales before signing the logbook and logging it online. The 10 must have been hidden in the year 2000 or 2001. As of 13 December 2012 there are 44 eligible geocaches. You can find a list of eligible geocaches on the Geocaching Australia website. Note: GCA geocaches are not accepted in this challenge.
Please include the list of caches (GC codes only) with your found log.
- Any finds you have already made on any of these geocaches prior to the publication of this challenge will count, but only if they are still active when you have completed the task and claim this find.
- Any caches found after this geocache’s publication date that get archived before you complete the challenge will remain as valid finds for the purpose of this challenge.
- If you own (or have adopted) any of these caches then they automatically count but only if they were adopted prior to the publication date of this challenge. You cannot count a cache if you do subsequently adopt one of these caches without having logged an earlier find on it.
Lane Cove National Park
Lane Cove National Park is located 10 kilometres northwest of Sydney. It has been managed by the NSW government since 1982, and was listed as a national park in 1992.
The park covers approximately 6000 hectares of bushland, surrounded by residential housing along most of its boundary. As a result, invasive weeds such as agapanthus, wandering jew and asparagus fern are an ongoing problem. Rubbish from stormwater drains flow into the river and washes up on the banks. NPWS co-ordinates a number of clean up and bush regeneration events. You can find out more from the park office or visiting the NPWS website.
Lane Cove River is home to a number of animals, including blue wrens and red-browed firetails, bandicoots, echidnas, skinks, lizards and snakes. The park has pockets of towering Sydney bluegums and blackbutts forests, as well as a large variety of flowering plants such as wattles, flannel flowers, banskia, orchids and the NSW state emblem, the waratah.
The park is also home to the Friends of Lane Cove National Park which works with NPWS to help maintain and interpret the park.
The first Australian geocache (GC3E) was placed in this park in May 2000. It is now a virtual geocache (i.e. no container).
Before you head out, please check the following pages:
An access fee of $7 per car applies to visitors of Lane Cove Park. There is no fee if you arrive via foot or public transport.
Please respect the environment by practicing the Leave No Trace guidelines and the Geocaching NSW Code of Conduct.