Geocachers are invited to the 10th Annual June long weekend caching event located this year on the Copper Triangle on the Yorke Peninsula.
||Situated 150Km from Adelaide and over 100 Active Geocaches with in a 25Km radius of the event should be a great location for this year's June Long Weekend Event
The Event's Headquarters will be at the Trotting Complex at the Kadina Showgrounds. The Trotting Complex is centrally located in the town with easy access to town parks and facilities.
[Event Program] [Weekends Activities] [Trackables] [Additional Events] [Logging Requirements] [Playing Field] [Results] [Accommodation] [Other Things To Do In The Area] [Reminder To All Event Goers]
----- EVENT PROGRAM -----
Setup for those who arrive early. Organise your own meals.
9:00am - 11:00am - Sign in, pay up $20 per team You will receive an event pack which will include Event Program, Visitors Information, Event Pathtag (Limit to 100 teams Max) and other important information to do with the weekend as well as a pack for each of the kids attending. Then meet, greet and brief. Head out to place caches and do the optional Saturday Scavenger Hunt. Each team will be provided with a cache or 2 to place (number depending on attendance). There will be prizes for best Hide/Camo as well as other prizes as well so come up with an idea for that if you can. Feel free to bring a pre made cache from home as long as it is no smaller than a 200ml container and can hold a small stamp and please nothing over two star rating in the hide.
4:00pm - All Coordinates sheets and GPS units and or memory cards need to be in. These will be kept over night and Waypoints added to them and returned just prior to the start of the game no earlier. If you do not want to hand your GPS in for the night a sheet with Coordinates will be provided for you to manually add the waypoints on Sunday morning. There will be no Uploading on Sunday Morning.
4:00pm - 6:00pm - Free time before the meal your choice what you get up to or stick around the Complex and have a chat with others.
6:00pm - A dinner event "Copper Coast Caching - Geocaching Dinner GC2Q3ER" at the Angler's Inn in Wallaroo for those who have logged a will attend for that event. Anyone else Get your own Meal
Rest of night free to do your own thing.
8:00am - 9:00am - BBQ Breakfast at the Complex coffee/tea, Water and Cordial will be provided.
9:00am - Event briefing and group photo.
9:30am - Competition Book, GPS's and Coordinate sheets will be handed out and the Main Game begins.
3:30pm - Start picking up the caches you placed for the event no earlier than this.
4:00pm - The Main Game Ends. All caching to be finished. Logbooks and caches returned to The Trotting Complex. There will be severe point deduction for not being back on time, and there will be points awarded for picking up your temporary cache and returning it by 4:00pm.
4:00pm - 6:30pm - Time to talk after the event as well as go and find something for that nights meal. There are Self cook BBQs available at the trotting Complex as well as plenty of other places around town to get something to eat.
6:30 pm - 7:00pm - Get back to the Complex and find a seat for the Presentation night.
7:00pm - Geocachers Presentation Night Begins. The theme for the event is "The Colour Red". Each team should bring a wrapped prize to the value of $10-$15. If you are a combined team each team in the combined team is free to bring a gift just remember only take out what you put in.
10:00am - Clean up at the Trotting Complex after that Free Day to recovery and drive home.
---- WEEKEND ACTIVITIES ----
Mingle-Tingle - Meet & Greet Game.
Colouring in Contest - for the kids 2 age groups 0-6 & 6-12.
- Best Boy and Girl in each age group.
Saturday Scavenger Hunt - Track down a list of items while spending the day in the Copper Coast area. Please bring a camera for this as there will be Physical items to bring back as well as Virtual items to find.
Main Event - Placed on Saturday found on Sunday.
- 1st - 2nd - 3rd
- Best Camo/Hide
- Best Ranked First Time Team (Your First June Longweekend Event)
- Overall Favorite Cache
- As Well as others to be announced
Trivia Contest - Played Sunday night after prizes for the main activities have been given.
Sunday Night Theme - For those wishing to participate in the fun. The theme is "The Colour Red" So come in your best red themed stuff.
- Best Individual Adult
- Best Individual Kid Under 12
- Best Table
Door Prize - To determine FTF honours for the Event.
Other activities will be announced closer to event.
----- TRACKABLES -----
As with previous years there will be alot of Travel Bugs and Geocoins coming into the event and with so many around it is very hard to keep track of who dropped them off and who took them out of the event. So this year we will try something different. We will collect them preferably on Saturday morning when you sign in but we will take them at other times of the days as well and put them in a container and keep them all together and put them on display on the Sunday night if people want to have a look at them. We will also provide a list of all the trackables on a printout for those who want to discover them as well. When you want to take any of the TB's/GC's out all we ask is that you find it on the list and just write your name next to the trackable so we have a record of their coming and going.
---- ADDITIONAL EVENTS ----
Copper Coast Cleanup - June LWE CITO - GC2Q3EG - There will be CITO points awarded for the return of a bag of rubbish per team collected over the weekend.
CLICK HERE TO SEE INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT
Copper Coast Caching - Geocaching Dinner Event - GC2Q3ER - A dinner event to be held at the Angler's Inn on the Saturday night.
CLICK HERE TO SEE INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT
--- LOGGING REQUIREMENTS ---
When logging your intentions to attend please include the following information
- How Many Adults.
- How Many Kids (Ages Please).
- If You Intend On Being Part Of A Combind Team (Name Other Member/Members) & Combined Team Name if known.
- Any other info that you think we may need to know.
--- PLAYING FIELD ----
Thanks to Alex for organising the map of this years playing field.
DOWNLOAD THE MAP OF THE PLAYING FIELD AS A PDF
DOWNLOAD A OZIEXPLORER FILE OF THE PLAYING FIELD
Have fixed a mistake in the OziExplorer file so may want to download it again if you have already downloaded it.
--- RESULTS ---
These are the final checked results they have changed to what was announced at the event but all the winners have been given a prize at the presentation night. The main changes were the 2nd and 3rd winners were Team Hurtle & Cruisinblues and are now The Kettles and MODU_au there were also changes through out the other positions as well. Sorry about the mix up but a few points were left off a few of the teams by mistake from the Virtuals and Bonus points but this was corrected by the end of the night but wasn't posted on the board that night.
---- GROUP EVENT PHOTO ----
----- ACCOMMODATION -----
North Beach Caravan Park
Plenty of room available at this stage.
Prices Based on 2 Persons
Powered Sites $26 per night
Unpowered Sites $20 per night
Units/Cabins From $125 per night
We have organised a 10% Discount on those rates. Just mention you are booking in as a club and mention it is for Geocaching and remind them of the 10% when booking.
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE INFORMATION
OTHER ACCOMMODATION IN THE AREA
Office Beach Caravan Park
Only have limited space for tents and vans.
Ph 8823 2722
Angler's Inn Motel
Ph 8823 2545
Mac's Beach Front Villas
Ph 8823 2137
Kadina Caravan Park
Ph 8821 2259
Moonta Bay Caravan Park (15-20Km Away)
Ph 8825 2406
- OTHER THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA -
All teams will be given a Copper Coast Visitors Guide in there welcome package which contains maps of the town and area as well as lists of things to do while in the area.
Here are just a few other things you may want to do while in the area.
- Wallaroo Heritage And Nautical Museum
- Wallaroo Jetty
- The Farm Shed Museum And Tourism Centre
- YP Veterans And Comunity Centre
- The Ascot Community Arts Centre
- Ducatoon Park
- Copper Coast Commandos - Laser Skirmish
- Wheal Hughes Copper Mine
- Moonta Mines Museum
- Moonta Mines Sweet Shop
- Moonta Mines Tourist Railway
- Moonta School Of Mines
- Hughes Engine House
- Richmans Engine House
To find out more aboutthese and other attrations in the area refer to the visitors guide from your welcome pack or visit the link below.
VISIT THE FARM SHED MUSEUM & TOURISM CENTRE
-- REMINDER TO ALL EVENT GOERS --
Things to bring
- Yourself (And Family of course)
- Nametags if you have them.
- GPS and PC cable for your GPS please make sure it is available for upload and download.
- Camera For use in the scavenger hunt
- $10-$15 Wrapped Prize for the Main Event
- $20 Registration Fee per geocaching.com user name
- UHF Radio (Not mandatory) If you want to try to get a Black Thunder token but don't have a UHF radio Please forward your mobile number to email@example.com. We will be texting SMS messages during the cache hunt.
- A CITO cache will be run in conjunction with the main event so don't forget to bring some bags for the rubbish you collect.
If you haven't been to one of these events before check out all the fun Geocachers have had with previous events.
2002 - Clare - Clare Caching Capers - GC41BC - by Lyn and Gavin
S33° 51.977 E138° 37.237
2003 - Normanville - SA-Geocachers "Geo-caping" weekend - GCF8E6 - by Team Piggy
S35° 26.835 E138° 18.505
2004 - Melrose - The Remarkable Winter Caching Event - GCJC9A - by Gunnell & Pandaabear
S32° 48.600 E138° 11.660
2005 - Naracoorte - Fourth Festive Frolic Weekend - GCN6XC - by alex
S37° 02.536 E140° 48.032
2006 - Kapunda - Cap-Under Caching Classic - GCTR53 - by Freddo and Team
S34° 20.222 E138° 54.383
2007 - Mt Gambier - Caves, Craters and Caches - GC11VAE - by SECS
S37° 50.688 E140° 49.200
2008 - Cadell - Cosy Corner Caching - GC1949Q - by Pirate Parrotheads & Freddo Frogs
S34° 02.235 E139° 45.460
2009 - Maitland - Heart Of Yorke - GC1MV9E - by Pirate Parrots & Freddo Frogs
S 34° 22.260 E 137° 40.600
2010 - Jamestown - Jolly Jamestown Jaunt on June LWE 2010 - GC2764Y - by Alex Freddo TeamHurtle thewhitedoggang
S 33° 12.530 E 138° 36.160
The local police will be notified of the event so they will be able to respond to any queries by locals.
We want this to be a safe event for all concerned anyone charged with a road traffic offence will be disqualified from the game.
Drive safe and observe speed limit.
There are going to be a lot of children out there this weekend.