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This cache has been archived.

Clever Monkey: HQ has requested I remove all the geotour references from the cache page as the cache is no longer a formal GeoTour cache. This would seem fair to do however it ultimately creates a different cache so in fairness to those that came a completed the cache while it was a tour cache I am archiving it in its current form.



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Hidden : 10/16/2014
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Cache Information:

Cache #: 18

Location: Back Eildon Road, Thornton

Access: All Vehicles, 24/7

Facilities: Parking


A geocache located at the Beach on the banks of the Goulburn River at Thornton.

Additional Information:

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.

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