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Melbourne’s 1st — Geocache of the Week

Traditional Cache
GC7A
by george71
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
2.5
Location:
Victoria, Australia
S 37° 15.305′ E 145° 10.030′

Melbourne, Australia is known for being the world’s most livable city. Partly due to its festive culture and cuisine and to its unique sports scene. But on the outskirts of the city, Melbourne provides great views of the Bass Strait and rolling hills. While the Australian coast is the main tourist attraction, geocachers in the area know one secret spot where Melbourne’s first geocache was hidden back in October of 2000—in the outback.

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Caching hot spots in Australia, according to Signal the Frog®

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!

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A Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour (GT7B)

Location:
Alabama
Favorite Points:
197

Love stumbling upon the unexpected? There’s a GeoTour for that!

A Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour is located in Northern Alabama in the southern foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and along the rushing waters of the Tennessee River. The 31 geocaches in the GeoTour capture the best parts of the region. There are views of waterfalls, civil war battle sites, and at the right time of year you may stumble upon a friendly southern-style barbecue.

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Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Museum — Geocache of the Week
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Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Museum — Geocache of the Week

Virtual Cache
GCB6A8
by cybercat
Difficulty:
1
Terrain:
1
Location:
Texas, United States
N 29° 28.912 W 098° 28.195
Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Museum — Geocache of the Week
Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Museum — Geocache of the Week

When you gotta go (geocaching), you gotta go!

Located in the detached garage of 96-year old retired plumber Barney Smith, the Toilet Seat Art Museum is open to visitors and geocachers alike. This bizarre museum boasts over 1,300 decorated toilets seats and a beloved Virtual Cache with 564 Favorite points.

Known as the King of the Commode, Barney is also known to happily give too many hints and help geocachers log this Virtual. Once you find and sign the logbook, you’ll see the care that he gives each visitor, carefully cataloging each signature as if the moment is just as important as the museum itself.

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Colourful city — Geocache of the Week

Wherigo
GC5JWBX
by kitkat0123 & Whisper.in.the.Wind
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
2
Location:
Budapest, Hungary
N 47° 29.805 E 019° 03.283

The historic town of Budapest is known for fairytale architecture, paprika-spiced dishes, and plentiful hot water spas—but Hungary’s capital city has much more to offer. The Colourful City Group has made it their mission to spice up the city with intricate paintings and artwork displayed on buildings around the city. One neighborhood in particular, District VII, is the current focus of artists, who seek to brighten the area and inspire those who travel through it.

The street art that beautifully adorns District VII in Budapest is the subject of this week’s Geocache of the Week.

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