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L.E.G. 17 - Alexandra

A cache by Lake Eildon GeoTour Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/16/2014
In Victoria, Australia
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


Cache Information:

Cache #: 17

Location: Station Street, Alexandra

Access: All Vehicles, 24/7

Facilities: Parking

Details:

A geocache located at the old Railway Station in the township of Alexandra.

Additional Information:

Alexandra is located in the Shire of Murrindindi with a population of around 2,700 people. It is the largest township in the Shire. It is 24 km from Eildon and 132 km from Melbourne at the intersection of the Goulburn Valley Highway and the Maroondah Highway.

History:

The township of Alexandra was established as a gold town around 1866 when a rush to the district resulted in an almost instant township. At that time it was referred to as 'Red Gate Diggings'. The name Red Gate resulted from a red painted gate separating two pastoral runs at the site now the Alexandra Library, (a replica gate can be viewed at this site). Red Gate Diggings was renamed 'Alexandra' 1867 after Princess Alexandra of Denmark (Queen Consort). After the gold rush subsided, the town relied heavily on the timber, wool, dairy, fishing and rail industries.

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.

Useful Links:

Lake Eildon GeoTour Passport

Lake Eildon GeoTour Companion

Lake Eildon GeoTour Website

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Arkg gb gur guhaqre obk va cynva fvgr.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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Last Updated: on 10/17/2017 3:49:52 AM Pacific Daylight Time (10:49 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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