Wacky Wirrabara Wonderland
15th Annual Geocaching weekend 2016
June 11th – 13th
All Geocachers are invited to the June long weekend caching event at Wirrabara
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Location – Wirrabara, on the Rocky River, some 235 km north of Adelaide in the area first known as Charlton, was proclaimed on 13 August 1874.
long Distance and Perth returning Travelers we recommend to break up your trip and stay overnight somewhere on the way. We have added a second check in time to cater for a safe drive. We are aware it is a long distance to travel and thank all who take the Journey, I am sure the Wirrabara Region Cachers appreciate it.
The Wirrabara GZ is located at the entry to the show ground and access to the Hall which will be the hub for the weekend; this will be the hub for all event activities. There are camping facilities on site, including powered sites and unpowered sites.
- Setup camp for those who arrive early.
- Organise your own meals.
Saturday morning 9:15am
- June long weekend helpers meeting for registration helpers
Saturday morning 10am-11am also for long distance travelers 12noon – 1pm
- sign in
- Pay $10 per attending Geocacher (kids under 10 free) and $5 per Geocacher team competing on Sunday (combined teams pay $5 per geocaching team).
- Pay for dinner if attending and receive your dinner vouchers and breakfast vouchers.
Then meet and greet area.
Each team will be given caches to temporarily place in the playing field, your team may hide a maximum of two temporary caches (points per hide given). See Cache Placement below for more details.
Games will be in your event pack so read carefully the instructions to participate.
Kids don’t forget your kids pack as you have your own games to play on the weekend.
Saturday Early Evening 4pm – 5pm
- Return to GZ with your cache placement co-ordinates.
- Quarantine GPSr’s or Memory cards. (See Reminders below for more details on this)
- Games for kids and adults can mingle and brag about their caching exploits.
Saturday Evening 6pm
- A dinner event to be organised
Sunday Early morning 8:00 am
- Bacon and egg sandwich and coffee/tea at GZ. Ensure you bring your voucher.
- group photo.
- you will receive your Gps or Gpx files. You will be given 15 minutes to ensure your unit or file is all okay. We recommend you bring your electronic equipment to test the file etc. this time is allocated to ensure no one is disadvantage by errors or mistakes. Please be patient during this time.
- Event Briefing and Booklet table uncovering
- Cache hunting to start
Sunday 4pm - All caching to be finished.
- See Door check in time keeper first
-There will be severe point deduction for not being back on time. 1 point per minute
- Logbooks and caches returned to GZ.
- There are points for CITO Cachers who bring back bags of rubbish. The CITO Bags will be Just outside so make sure you get your stamp before you enter.
- There will be points for picking up your temporary cache after the completion of caching. So don’t forget to get it on your way back.
(please be aware it can take up to 5minutes just to get in the door so please allow time to line up)
Sunday 4:30 pm
- Self Cater tea
- best cache voting area will be open to place your cache and present it to the community
Sunday 5:00 pm
- Voting will open for best cache award and close at 5:25pm (doors will close)
Sunday 5:30pm room setup and helpers and Judges meeting
- Setup and judging of prizes
Sunday evening 6:30 pm
- Geocacher's Presentation night
This years theme is Wacky Hats (prize for wackiest hat) and Mad hatters Party (prize for best costume)
Each team should bring a wrapped prize to the value of $10-$15 for the awards ceremony. If you are playing as a combined teams and want each team to receive a prize then bring prizes equal to what you would take.
Please leave your gift when you register on the Saturday.
- recovery, clean up and drive home.
Keep a view on the local area of Wirrabara for additional events and some may not be listed and info will be given on registration
- June Long weekend Dinner.
- June Long weekend flash Mob.
- Lets CITO Wirrabara.
There will be caches hidden on the Saturday by those participating in the event. The number of caches to be hidden by each team will depend on the number of participating teams. With a maximum of 2.
The temporary caches supplied to the teams will be hidden on the Saturday and retrieved after the hunt on the Sunday.
Caches placement is to be within the guidelines for placing a Traditional 3 star terrain cache. Any cache considered over the 3 star terrain will have 5 points removed from their score. Whilst clever hides contribute to the event you should be mindfull of the opportunity for people to find a large number of caches on the day. Therefore accuracy in your waypoint is also important . It you have never placed a cache don’t hesitate to ask for some advise. We Have advisors available that are very experienced in june long weekends. The traditional cache will need to be at a minimum about 10 cm in length. Contents of the temporary cache will be placed in the traditional cache and retrieved along with the other temporary caches at the end of the hunt.
The temporary caches can be camouflaged and there were many great examples of this over the years from interesting plumbing right through to memorial sites and cow pats. The camouflaging will need to be able to hide something the size of a small Milo tin or a rectangular take away food container. Cache dimensions are shown in the image below.
**** Please Note ****
After you have collected your cache at the end of the event if you do not plan to have it as a permanent cache you can display it on the best cache award tables, where each person will be given a voting sheet on the award night. If you plan to have your cache permanently then it will be up for a South Australia Geocaching Award.
5 categories will be voted on –
1- Best Natural Camo
2- Best Unnatural camo
3- Most entertaining Cache
4- Most Creative Cache
5- best overall Cache
*** A single Cache can only win one category ***
Will be given out at registration. No advantage given to any team.
On site is 10 powered sites with option for shared powered sites, unlimited unpowered camping sites.
Onsite Powered $15 per night for two people, each additional person $5 (max price $25).
Onsite unpowered $10/van/tent per night for two people, each additional person is $5 (max price $20).
Under 5 years free for either powered or unpowered.
Reminders to all event goers
Cachers are reminded to bring Camera if available.
If you have a PC cable (USB or Serial) for your GPS please make sure it is available for upload and download.
We will also accept memory cards (SD, XD, micro SD, ect.) if you want to retain your GPS for overnight caching.
Your GPS will be cleared of all files before uploaded game coordinates, please be aware you may need to backup your GPS prior to quarantine.
If you must bring a dog keep it on a lead and watchful eye.
Dogs are not to be brought into the Venue.
You must clean up after your dog.
The local police will be notified of the event so they will be able to respond to any queries by locals.
We want this to be a safe event for all concerned anyone charged with a road traffic act will be disqualified from the game.
Drive safe and observe speed limit.
There are going to be a lot of children out there this weekend 10kmph at GZ at all times.
If you haven't been to one of these before check out all the fun Geocachers have had with previous events.
GC41BC - Clare Caching Capers by Lyn and Gavin
GCF8E6 - SA-Geocachers "Geo-caping" weekend by Team Piggy
GCJC9A - The Remarkable Winter Caching Event by Gunnell & Pandaabear
GCN6XC - Fourth Festive Frolic Weekend by alex
GCTR53 - Cap-Under Caching Classic by Freddo and Team
GC11VAE - Caves, Craters and Caches by SECS
GC1949Q - Cosy Corner Caching by Pirate Parrotheads & Freddo Frogs
GC1MV9E - Heart of Yorke by Pirate Parrotheads & Freddo Frogs
GC276RY - Jolly Jamestown Jaunt on June LWE 2010 by Alex Freddo TeamHurtle thewhitedoggang
GC2PWBC - Copper Coast Caching - 10th JLW Event by YP Geocachers
GC3FXFG - Clare Caching Capers II by Team Ermalesh on behalf of all the Organisers
GC4A71Y – Friendly Fleurieu Frolic by JLW Organisers
GC536PN – Creepy Cleve Caching by Geocaching South Australia
GC5R78B – Mythical Mundulla Mayhem by Geocaching South Australia
Things to do in Wirrabara
Currently 7 caches within the town and 24 in the 20 km radius. There will be more published prior to event.
Enjoy a picnic in Wongabirrie Park in the shade of the red gum trees. Walk the main street and appreciate the atmosphere of a country town. Attend the Wirrabara’s Producers market, on the 3rd Sunday of every month. Purchase local arts and crafts from the community run Wirrabara Craft House. Visit the Wirrabara Forest Picnic Ground, 9 km west of Wirrabara. Walk through large shady gums and pines to the historic Old Nursery , home to many large specimen trees, planted as an arboretum over 100 years ago. Drive ‘Block Nine Road’ through the Forest and walk to ‘Sugar Gums Lookout’ Walk or Cycle the ‘Mt Ellen Trail’ to the summit of Mt ellen and appreciate the expansive views over the ranges and farming land. Visit the Wirrabara Forest fruit growers and purchase fresh fruit, veges and dried fruit or go wine tasting and appreciate the fine regional labels.
Event Director - Mr McKee Clan
Treasurer- Queen of Hearts
Safety Officer – SnappyTomCats
Game Masters – The Mad Hatter posse
Black Thunders – Chrispy, Travellinbees
Head of Catering – Alice
Accommodation manager – Mrs McKee Clan
Technical managers – Shonky Logic and iDax
Sponsorship and Awards – Cheshire Cat
General Committee – Card Soldiers
We will be announcing all to do with June long weekend on this event page so please log attendance as soon as you can to get these announcements. In your log please include number adults and kids, also how many nights you wish to stay with either powered or unpowered onsite or if you will find your own accomodation.
You can update details in a note.
We currently have a few vacancies, please let us know if you can assist and liason with the voluteers in that area.