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Wonderland Traditional Geocache

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Ministro - Matt

Hidden : 03/06/2011
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Located in Tamarama Gully. Room for small swaps. Please replace camouflage.

Tamarama Beach gets it's name from the Aboriginal name "Gama Gama"
Ironically it's called "Glamarama" by the locals because of all the Glamorous types sunbathing at the beach.

Tamarama looked completely different  100 years ago. In 1887 Bondi Aquarium opened (at Tamarama) as Sydney's first coastal amusement park. It was renamed "Wonderland City" in 1906.
It had electric lights operated by its own steam plant. Attractions included a two mile railway, a Haunted house, a Merry go round, The "Katsenammer Castle", An airship ride from cliff to cliff, a rollercoaster that went right across the beach, an artificial lake, a rollerskating rink, an Elephant ride on the beach and much more. The aquarium featured marine life including Seals and Sharks. Entry was sixpense and you entered via several entrance points including "Wonderland Avenue"
Wonderland City closed in 1911 due to battles with local residents, allegations of animal cruelty, an airship accident and declining numbers.
The area the cache is in contains what I believe to be ruins of Wonderland City. There are many sandstone staircases leading nowhere and a "relic" right near the cache. (see hint)
Warning - Your GPS WILL go haywire under the trees. Take a bearing from the clearing.

Congratulations "sow noi" FTF

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Whfg Abegu bs gur Orytvna Rkcbeg Pb. ( n fgrry cbfg )

Decryption Key


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