Cache #: 10
Location: Delatite Plantation Road
Access: All Vehicles, 24/7
Facilities: Parking, Camping
A geocache hidden along the Delatite Plantation Road on Lake Eildon National Park. This area was originally the valley of the Delatite River before being flooded by the lake.
The Delatite Arm of the Lake Eildon National Park is home to 18 Camping Grounds, located north west of Goughs Bay on Walsh's Road (called Plantation Road after Highett Point). The fist camp ground (The Orchard) is located just 8 km from Goughs Bay.
The Delatite river is a perennial river that is a part of the enormous Murray-Darling basin catchment area. It flowed through this countryside on its journey to meet with the larger Goulburn River near the current township of Eildon. The river was named after the wife of a former local indigenous leader of the Yowung-illum-baluks of the Taungurung people who once hunted and lived in this district. In 1956 an expansion to the Sugarloaf Weir saw the Lake expand and flood this section of the river.
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