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caughtatwork: Thanks to everyone who attended on a stinking hot day in March [:O] Who would have thought that less than two weeks later the temperature dropped from 37 to just 18 during the day. Ahhh, Melbourne. I had a great time setting up the event with Uncle Jiffy and I would like to thank everyone for their kind words on the day. Looks like a combination of Team Crackers and Spruce Mooses will be preparing the next event as the winners on the day. Now where are those prizes going to be hidden?


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City Circle Scavenger Search

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Hidden : Sunday, March 16, 2008
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Melbourne's 3rd City Circle Tram Event will be a Scavenger Search, so get your tram shoes on, your backpack packed, your GPS batterified and your sense of scavenging honed for what will be a few hours of fun and excitement for the whole family.

**************** IMPORTANT INFORMATION ****************

Due to the Grand Prix, City Circle trams will operate between the corner of Harbour Esplanade and Bourke Street and the intersection of La Trobe Street and Spencer Street, travelling via Flinders, Spring and La Trobe Streets in both directions.

This will not impact the History Challenge or Scavenger Search activities.

A gpx file is available here so you can pre-load your GPS and save time on the day. This will also give you an idea as to where you will be travelling. What you will need to find will only be revealed on the day.

Right Click and save as to download the file: City Circle Scavenger Search GPX File

**************** IMPORTANT INFORMATION ****************

9:30am on Sunday, 16th March 2008 marks the start of this greatest scavenger search the geocaching community will ever see. Ride the FREE City Circle tram around town, check out the sites, find some history about our town and scavenge treasures as you enjoy what Melbourne has to offer during the autumn months. The scavenger search will start at 10:00am when the City Circle trams open for business.

Please assemble at the starting point from 9:00am to 9:30am to enable the distribution of information packs and other paraphernalia.

The start and finish locations for this event have been updated.

Due to the nature of the area around the original meeting point (severe lack of parking, major construction works, lack of access), the meeting point for this event has been changed to Batman Park on the Yarra.
S 37 49.305
E 144 57.428

The facilities at the start / finish location include free electric BBQ's, toilets only a short walk across the park, water on tap and seating for a small number of people. There are no tables, so while the organisers will attempt to provide a table or two, if you really want a seat or table, it's probably best to bring your own.

Parking can be had for a small fee either at Crown Casino (opposite Batman Park cross the Yarra river), in the multi deck carpark at the former World Trade Centre (corner of FLinders and Spencer Streets) or in the surrounding streets, which by all indications should be easy enough on a Sunday morning and I believe is unrestricted with regards to time.

The organisers will be in attendance at the assembly area from the start of the event until the completion of the City Circle component. This means you can bring your seats, tables, etc, and leave them with the organisers. Please note that while all care will be taken with items left behind, no responsibility can be assumed.

The event will be about 2 to 3 hours long, not including any time you want to hang around after the activities of the event complete. It's not a strenuous walk around town. It's all about a leisurely activity amongst friends, with, of course, a little bit of competition to spice up the day.

Planned activities will include all of those aged 1 to 100. Note that the City Circle trams will form a big part of the days activities, so stroller and wheelchair access may be less than desirable.

There is a special activity which will involve the younger team members which will require all other participants to bring along some "bribes". The more "bribes" you bring along, the greater chance you have of winning and the more fun you can add to the young ones experience.

You will need to bring (at a minimum):
* GPSr(s)
* Pen
* Clipboard
* Digital camera
* Food & drink
* A backpack or similar carry bag for your scavenged treasures
* Bribes in the form of lollies or chocolates

You will also need to bring your sense of fun and scavenging sense with you on the day. Closer to the event, a loc/gpx file will be made available for points of interest so you can prepare your GPS in advance of the event. What you will find there will only be known on the day of the event.

The route will cover one lap of the City Circle tram route with 4 or 5 specific locations that you will leave the tram, but hopefully complete the activities in time to get back on the next tram along the route. Of course you can leave the planned route at any time to complete the scavenges as needs fit. Take it as easy or as tough as you like.

Prizes will be on offer to those who do best as well as rewards for some of the other activities that will occur on route.

For the scavenger component there are three prizes on offer:

First prize is a 50 calibre ammo can, pre-painted with a 3 litre sistema container inside, stuffed with treasures.

Second prize is a 30 calibre ammo can, pre-painted with a 2 litre sistem container inside, stuffed with treasures.

Third prize is a small 30 calibre ammo can, pre-painted with a 2 litre container inside, stuffed with treasures.

There is also a game that will be played on the day which comes with a prize of a 50 calibre ammo can, pre-painted with a 3 litre sistema container inside, stuffed with treasures.

There is also an sponsor with a few giveaways and a worthwhile prize that can be claimed through cleverness on the day.

I hope to see you there on the day.

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