Geocaching NSW would like to invite all geocachers to attend our next event - a walking event on the lower North Shore.
The event itself is an informal meet and greet, “BYO everything” picnic. Those who attend will have the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends with a common interest, pick up the latest information on equipment, techniques and software, share stories about the latest caching adventure and swap travel bugs and geocoins. You may even pick up a hint on those pesky DNFs or get a clue or two on how to solve a puzzle cache you’ve been stumped on. For those cachers who just want to attend the event, it officially commences at 12:00pm at the published coordinates at Balls Head Reserve; see below for Parking waypoint as well.
Our large white “Geocaching NSW” banner and portable gazebo will be located at the published coordinates. At least one member of the Committee will be in attendance at the published coordinates for the duration of the event, including the timing of the walk. A group photo will be taken at 1:00pm so hope you can be there for that.
Festivities will commence at 10:00am (for the hike - see below) and conclude at 2:00pm.
The walking component of the event is optional and does not need to be completed as a requirement for an attendance smiley. The walk commences on the western side of Wollstonecraft Station (for coordinates, refer to the Trailhead Waypoint, below).
Walk meet: 10:00am. Commences: 10:15am.
Conclusion of walk at the (published) event location: approximately 12:00pm, if not earlier.
Distance: approx. 5.0 km.
The walk is on moderate terrain with uneven surfaces; expect a higher terrain than that for the event. Make sure you wear sturdy shoes and suitable clothing for the weather. It would also be advisable to bring a hat and sunscreen, as well as some water and snacks for yourself.
A map of the route of the walk is shown here.
The walk takes in the following caches along the way:
Rainbow Raspberry (GC1WP1V)
Galloping Gooseberries (GC1ZG0T)
The Berry Eater (GC2MB0D) & optional detour to Green Frog Hollow (GC2MCTX)
A Refined View (GCN5CW)
Cache me if you can (GC2BX0X)
The Pearl (GC3YRPM)
UFO Landing Pad (GC100MA)
Coal Loader (GC2ZP6H)
Lyon's Retreat (GC24P7X)
Does Not Compute... (GA0005)
Trig "Z" Sydney Harbour (TP5900)
Here’s hoping you can join us for a fabulous day of geocaching friendship.
Geocaching NSW Committee