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L.E.G. 1 - Eildon

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Hidden : 10/4/2014
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: large (large)

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Geocache Description:


Cache Information:

Cache #: 1

Location: 5 Hillside South, Eildon

Access: All Vehicles, 24/7

Facilities: Parking, Fuel, Food, Toilets, BBQ & Playground

Details:

A geocache hidden in the centre of Eildon in Central Victoria. This site also acts as a Travel Bug Hotel.

Additional Information:

Located at Eildon in the Shire of Murrindindi with a population of around 1,100 people. Found on the edge of the Blue Range and on the banks of the Goulburn River and Lake Eildon National Park. It is 24 km from Alexandra, 60 km from Jamieson and 142 km from Melbourne on the Goulburn Valley Highway.

History:

Originally inhabited by aborigines and first settled by white farmers in the 1830s with the area being named 'Eildon' after Eildon Hills in Scotland. Eildon took part in the 1860's gold rush and in 1926 the area above Eildon was flooded by the first dam (Sugarloaf) and in 1959 by the second larger dam (Big Eildon Project). In 1997 the 2,670 hectare Fraser National Park and the 24,000 hectare Lake Eildon National Park were combined into the Lake Eildon National Park.

Lake Eildon GeoTour:

Australia's first GeoTour is held in one of Australia's most feature rich locations. Lake Eildon, located in the state of Victoria, is known for its fishing, water based activities and beautiful bushland surroundings and natural features. It's also known for its arts, crafts, eateries and townships.

The Lake Eildon GeoTour is designed to be completed over a number of days with several areas selected for their excellent food and places to stop and rest. Please see our GeoTour Companion (download below) for full details on distances and expected travel times.

The GeoTour includes five different types of geocaches and ends with a puzzle that is solved by gathering information while finding the other caches. These questions can be found on the on the passport (download below) and the final cache page.

Useful Links:

Lake Eildon GeoTour Passport

Lake Eildon GeoTour Companion

Lake Eildon GeoTour Website

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

arkg gb nvepba havg

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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