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o'cholio: Time to let this one go - not really all that relevant anymore...and a b***h to maintain!


Mystery Cache

The Shape of Development

A cache by o'cholio Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/28/2009
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Build! Build! Build! Everywhere you go in Warrnambool, you see it. We're talking about development, of course!
New housing estates, commercial developments, apartments...the building boom has been felt very keenly here!

One such development took place in the area around the given coordinates in the early part of this decade.
The Lady Bay Hotel, which stood in this spot for decades, was a huge pub/club complex that hosted some of Australia's biggest names. Performers such as Jimmy Barnes, Midnight Oil, The Angels, The Screaming Jets (infamously) and even AC/DC once played there and for a time, it was a favourite hangout for a youthful Mr O. It was gradually wound down in the late '90s (for various reasons) and eventually demolished to make way for what you see here. Some pics of the 'Bay' during its prosperous period have been attached (photos courtesy Kia1).

As this is Warrnambool's first unknown, or 'puzzle' cache, we've kept it relatively simple. The cache is not located at the given coordinates, but is nearby. The minutes of the coordinates can be found in the image below.

At GZ, you are looking for a small camo'd Sistema container. Please be careful not to damage the camo when opening the container, and make sure the cache is well hidden when you leave as this area can occasionally be occupied by muggles up to no good!

FTF honours go to: Kia1

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[cache] Qvfthvfrq naq ng tebhaq yriry.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 11/25/2017 3:15:38 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:15 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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