About This Cache:
While doing this series, you should have recorded each of the 3-digit codes provided in the South Island Regional Caches. You will use those codes in the puzzle below to determine the coordinates of this cache. Please note that the 4.5 difficulty rating of this cache does not represent this particular hide but instead the difficulty in collecting the necessary information to solve this puzzle. Please feel free to confirm the coordinates with the CO.
Make sure to collect the 5-digit code from this cache container to use for finding the CANZ Final cache!
To find this cache, you will have to have collected the numerical codes from all the South Island Regional Caches (see above for links). You can compute the coords for this cache using the formula below.
S 43 2A.BCD
E 172 3E.FGH
A = First digit from Southland + Third digit from Marlborough - Third digit from Nelson
B = First digit from Otago + Second digit from West Coast + Third digit from Tasman
C = First digit from Canterbury + First digit from Tasman + First digit from Marlborough
D = First digit from Nelson + Third digit from Otago - Third digit from Canterbury
E = Second digit from Tasman + Third digit from Otago + Second digit from Canterbury
F = Third digit from Southland + Second digit from West Coast - Third digit from Nelson
G = Third digit from Marlborough + Third digit from Tasman - First digit from Nelson
H = First digit from Otago + Third digit from West Coast + First digit from Tasman
The cache is in a very nice park, domain, wetland, reserve, forest, etc., located somewhere in the greater Christchurch area. Please park at the sensible parking for this area, which is NOT the closest place, but is the most safe and enjoyable. Respect the plants. As always, use stealth, and put everything back as you found it.
You are encouraged to include pictures with your log (just no spoilers).