Cache #: 18
Location: Back Eildon Road, Thornton
Access: All Vehicles, 24/7
A geocache located at the Beach on the banks of the Goulburn River at Thornton.
Thornton is located in the Shire of Murrindindi with a population of around 360 people and is home of the Thornton Fly Fishing Centre. It is 12 km from Eildon, 12 km from Alexandra and 127 km from Melbourne.
The Thornton area was established in the mid 1860s. In 1866 24 allotments of land were put up for selection in the Thornton area at the same time as other districts were being opened up for selection (including Alexandra). The areas along the Goulburn River and its flood plains were considered to be high quality farming land. The first official State School at Thornton (No 1371) was established 1874. The Thornton Public Hall opened in 1887. The Primary School was officially closed 2012.
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