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The Great Escape

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Hidden : 05/12/2013
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A relatively simple WhereIgo cache to introduce geocachers to this type of cache

The cache is not at the listed coords. You must follow the instructions down further below on playing a WhereIgo game cartridge.

The playing field for this adventure is nearly all in the Fannie Bay Gaol Museum grounds. As such, it is only available during opening hours which are currently 10am-3pm. Admission is Free although there is a box for donations.

You can start the game cartridge in the Car Park. The first location will become active as you approach the entrance gate to the Gaol.


What is a Wherigo Geocache?
Wherigo is a way of utilizing GPS technology to play games, take tours, and yes geocache. Visit to learn more about this new software.

Do I need special equipment?
Yes! To find this cache the proper way and to truly experience the hunt the way it was meant to be experienced, you will need two things:

  1. The Wherigo Player
  2. The "The Great Escape" cartridge


The Wherigo Player comes pre installed on the Garmin Colorado & Oregon series GPSr units. If you have one of those, all you have to do is download the game cartridge below, connect up your GPSr to your computer, then copy the cartridge file into the whereigo folder on your GPSr.


If you have an Android Smartphone, you will need the free App - Whereyougo . Click on the android on the right to go to the Whereyougo page.

Once you have the Player ready to go, you will need to download the cartridge for this cache. Click "Download Cartridge" to get it. I have used Oregon cartridges and Pocket PC cartridges and both seem to work. Probably best just to use Pocket PC ones.

You will not be able to download the game cartridge directly from your phone. You will have to download it on a PC, then connect your phone to the PC and then transfer the game cartridge (the great escape.gwc) to the Whereyougo folder on your phone.


If you have an iPhone, you can use the free App - Whereigo previously called (PiGo) . Click on the Download to the right to go to the iTunes page.

I know nothing about iPhones so have no idea where you put the cartridge.

Garmin Colorado

A version of the player is available for download for use by GPS enabled Pocket PC devices. Click "Download Player" to get the PPC version.

Download Player

Big hints now for playing a whereigo.

When you play a whereigo, you will be presented with a main window with Locations, What Your See, Inventory etc. You will be required to carry out some action such as go to a Location, look at something you see, do something with an item in your inventory.
If you get stuck in the game and nothing is being presented to you, PRESS THE BACK BUTTON ON YOUR DEVICE until you are back to the main window. You may now see a location or item or task that wasn't there before, check them out.

Click on the link below to go to the whereigo site to download the cartridge for this game (it is a Groundspeak site so you should be able to log into it using your Geocaching name and passord).

This cartridge has been tested using:

1. Garmin Oregon 300
2. Android phone - Samsung Galaxy S3 **NOTE** When I used my android phone, the Navigation arrow to the different locations appeared to be offset by nearly 40 degrees. The distance countdown seemed to work though as you walked towards the cache. There is an option for navigating for Compass or Map. Choosing Map seemed to work fine and is probably the better choice for the moment.

If you use a different device when doing this, please let us know.

TO DOWNLOAD THE GAME CARTRIDGE REQUIRED TO CARRY OUT THIS WHEREIGO, CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW (this will take your to the correct whereigo page for downloading)

Download Cartridge


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