Cache #: 7
Location: Perkins Street, Jamieson
Access: All Vehicles, 24/7
Facilities: Parking, Fuel, Food, Toilets, BBQ & Playground
A multi-cache where the information is sourced from Jamieson and the final is at Corduroy Gap between Jamieson and Howqua on the Mansfield-Jamieson road. Corduroy Gap is 350 m above sea level with roadside parking.
Jamieson is located in the Mansfield Shire with a population of around 270 people. It is a picturesque township that is especially beautiful in the Autumn months. It is 60 km from Eildon and 36 km from Mansfield on the Mansfield-Woods Point Road.
Jamieson is a small town found in Central Victoria at the confluence of the Jamieson and Goulburn Rivers. It is believed to have been named after shepherd George Jamieson who was a sheep grazer in the area in the 1850s. Jamieson was first settled 1860 and was heavily influenced by the discovery of local gold. Within a year approximately 300 people (mostly men) were living in the area looking and looking for gold. The Jamieson Post Office officially opened 18 January 1858 and the town was surveyed four years later in 1862. By the late 1800s most mining had ceased due to reduced returns. In 1939 wildfires devastated the area with 71 lives being lost across Victoria. Corduroy Gap was named after a Corduroy Road, this is an old road type made of parallel logs forming a passable road.
Finding the Multi-Cache:
At the starting co-ordinates you will be standing in front of Masters Hut. Collect the following information from this location and the additional waypoints:
Picnic Spot: S 37° 18.235 E 146° 08.449
Juddy's Hut: S 37° 18.297 E 146° 08.350
A = The number of hinges on the front door at Masters Hut (look closely).
B = The number of poles holding up the verandah at Juddy's Hut.
C = The number of wooden slats in a single bench seat at the picnic spot plus the number of doors facing the road at Juddy's Hut.
D = The number of wombats on the roof opposite Masters Hut multiplied by four, minus one.
E = The number of posts holding up the roof above the table at the picnic spot multiplied by two.
F = The number of posts holding up the verandah at Juddy's Hut multiplied by two, minus one.
G = The number of glass panels in one window at Masters Hut plus the number of steel legs on the table at the picnic spot.
H = The number of poles holding up the roof above the table at the picnic spot.
S 37° 1A.BCD E 146° 0E.FGH
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