Cache #: 9
Location: Bayside Boulevard, Goughs Bay
Access: All Vehicles, 24/7
Facilities: Parking, Toilets, BBQ & Playground
A multi-cache hidden at the township of Goughs Bay on the eastern side of Lake Eildon. At the listed co-ordinates you are looking for a physical Travel Bug style tag with your final co-ordinates. GZ is a short drive away, headed towards the next cache in the tour. At the first waypoint you will be looking for a tag with coordinates listed on it.
Goughs Bay is located in the Mansfield Shire with a population of around 400 people and is a picturesque tourist town that relies on Lake Eildon for its existence. It is 90 km from Eildon, 32 km from Jamieson and 22 km from Mansfield on the Piries-Goughs Bay Road.
Goughs Bay is a tourism town that was established in the mid 1980s on the banks of Lake Eildon. It is reliant on the huge tourism appeal of Lake Eildon and Lake Eildon National Park. It is comprised primarily of holiday homes, mainly visited in the warmer months of the year. There is a small general store in town and a well established kiosk and take away at the Goughs Bay Caravan Park, for those staying at the park. The area below what we now know as Goughs Bay was first flooded 1956 when the 'Big Eildon' project was completed and Lake Eildon was filled to capacity. The land was then made up of large farming properties which continued until the 1980s. In 1982, a report on a proposed development of Goughs Bay was published by the Major Storage Section of the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission.
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.
Lake Eildon GeoTour Passport
Lake Eildon GeoTour Companion
Lake Eildon GeoTour Website