This is the final stage in a series inspired by the computer game Minecraft.
Why? Because my GeoSon (GeokidAdventure) thinks it is awesome.
It is not located at the listed coordinates so please do not go swimming out in the middle of Dee Why Lagoon to find it.
The series will take you on an adventure to find block shaped caches inspired by the game.
The caches will be hidden inside natural looking camo.
It is up to you to find them.
There are eight MINECRAFT SERIES CACHES +THE FINAL
MINECRAFT SERIES 1: GC5KHJR- Leaves
MINECRAFT SERIES 2: GC5KHM4 - Stone
MINECRAFT SERIES 3: GC5KHMJ - TNT
MINECRAFT SERIES 4: GC5KHN4 - Sandstone
MINECRAFT SERIES 5: GC5KRX5 - Brick
MINECRAFT SERIES 6: GC5KRY3 - Plank
MINECRAFT SERIES 7: GC5MBFW - Wood
MINECRAFT SERIES 8: GC5N1T1 - Iron Ingot
MINECRAFT SERIES FINAL: GC5KJHC
Please take care in removing the containers from the camo and place them back the way you found them.
IMPORTANT: Each cache in the series will contain a clue (on the back of the lid) that will help you find the final cache. Make sure you take a photo or write it down.
About this Geocache:
The final cache is a mystery, multi cache. Once you have located all eight of the MINECRAFT SERIES caches and recorded and solved the clues (A-H) on each of the lids you will be able to calculate the final location.
The final location is at S 33° 4A.BCD E 151° 1E.FGH
You can check your answers for this puzzle on GeoChecker.com.
When at the final location you will need to look for a set of instructions inside JK LLL.MNO PQR
There may be more than one of these here, so check them all.
J = The first letter of the theme of the block for MINECRAFT SERIES #1
K = The first letter of the theme of the block for MINECRAFT SERIES #2
L = The number of letters in the theme of the block for MINECRAFT SERIES #3
M = Clue for the final on lid of MINECRAFT SERIES #3 (number)
N = Clue for the final on lid of MINECRAFT SERIES #4 (number)
O = Clue for the final on lid of MINECRAFT SERIES #2 (number)
P = The second letter of the theme of the block for MINECRAFT SERIES #3
Q = The third letter of the theme of the block for MINECRAFT SERIES #6
R = The second letter of the theme of the block for MINECRAFT SERIES #8
Note: The "theme" is the type of Minecraft block used for each of the caches. The name is printed in UPPERCASE on the cache label and log book or you can just look at the list above.
You can check your answers for this puzzle here.
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
After finding and reading the instructions, you will need to locate and complete a number of field puzzles that reveal the hiding place of the final cache container.
You will need to bring along a camera or camera equipped mobile device to record clues, a pen, a notepad and a smart phone with internet access to help research/solve the puzzles.
You should allow 30 mins to an hour to locate the required information and complete this final stage. The field puzzles should not be beyond most people who get this far, though some Google research and on-site clue hunting will be required.
Additional Stealth Challenge
Due to the likelihood of a high muggle presence at ground zero I have assigned everyone who undertakes this challenge an initial 10 "Stealth Points". For every time someone asks you "What are you doing?" or words to that effect, you loose 1 point. When you complete the cache and fill out your log, add a total of how many points you have left. (i.e. POINTS: 9). It's an honour system and just for fun. So super stealth will be required to complete this challenge and score maximum points. Of course, if you can deflect the question with a plausible excuse (other than "I'm Geocaching") before being asked, you won't lose a point. If you need to PAF (phone a friend) or call the CO (cache owner) for additional tips then you will also lose a point. Good Luck"
No spoilers please.
Congrats to bella@waggy for FTF - First to Find
You may find the Minecraft Wiki at minecraft.gamepedia.com helpful in solving the series clues to get the final location.
Thanks to scoddule for your you know what.