Cache #: 19
Location: Keg Spur Track, Lake Eildon National Park
Access: All Vehicles, 24/7
Facilities: Roadside Parking
A geocache located along the Perfect Cure Creek Nature Walk loop, Lake Eildon National Park - Fraser Block. Please note that this walk will take approximately 40 minutes return.
Lake Eildon National Park - Fraser Block is located in the Shire of Murrindindi and is the most significant tourist park on Lake Eildon. It is 15 km from Eildon and 16 km from Alexandra on Fraser Park Road.
Perfect Cure Creek ran through the property of early settler John Merlo. It was likely named by him after he found a 4 ounce nugget in the creek bed, when returning home from his mine known as the Solferino. John was born Giovanni John Merlo in Italy 1837, travelled to Australia 1861 and moved to the Alexandra district 1867, where he became known as a miner. In 1880 he found small amounts of gold in the Puzzle Ranges and dug a long mining adit into the side of the hill above Mountaineer Creek called the Solferino. The mine was very rewarding and helped him become well established locally. In 1883 John was awarded a selection of around 100 acres in the area now submerged by Lake Eildon, below Merlo Lookout.
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