Cache #: 16
Location: Goodear Lane, Yarck
Access: All Vehicles, 24/7
Facilities: Parking, Fuel & Food
A geocache hidden at the sports ground in Yarck, a great spot to let the family including the dogs out for a run.
Yarck is located in the Shire of Murrindindi with a population of around 250 people. It is a small tourist support town 33 km from Bonnie Doon, 53 km from Mansfield, 15 km from Alexandra and 39 km from Eildon on the Maroondah Highway.
Explorers Hume and Hovell passed through the area 3 December 1824. After white settlement the area became known as Home Creek. The area was first opened up for selection 1865 with the township established towards the end of the gold rush in the late 1860s. The Post Office first opened February 1877 and other buildings later established at the township included a school, store, Mechanics Institute hall, three churches and a racing club. The township was renamed Yarck in 1903. The remains of a tree avenue planted in the early 1900s can still be seen along the main highway today.
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