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Clear Waters Mega-Event Cache

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Oz Mega Committee: Five weeks after the conclusion of the Mega Event, time as come to officially archive the event under the rules.The Committee is proud to have delivered its NO 1 main objective of a “ Safe Event” with so many activities going on.

We were also all blessed with an incredible run of fine weather over 12 days of around 20 degrees daily, with the only rain coming late Easter Monday for 2 hours.

We wish to thank all the attendees who travelled vast distances from every state to be part of something special, who also embraced the event,displayed exceptionally good behaviour and respect for other cachers and campers, with many taking advantage of the great onsite camping offer of 11 nights camping for the price of 4. Without attendees you don’t have atmosphere.

The Committee thanks all the Sponsors and stallholders including:, BeeDeeBags, Knightech Business Services,Icon Water, Garmin, , Westpac, the Aussie Pathtag Club and our Major Supporter ,the ACT Government. Last week the ACT Government Heritage Festival staged its wrap up in the Government offices with the one representative invited to attend from all 60 Heritage events. The Clear Waters Mega was highlighted as one of only 6 on the Gala Evening to give a speech to the ministers and gathering and have images shown on a large screen. Some surveys were sent to a few caching attendees after Clear Waters ,and these comments were read to the crowd. Pics and comments attached.

Our committee wishes to thank the 2 major Sub Committees of the CACHE TOURS and GAMES committees who worked for many months putting in place and testing 10 lab caches, the exciting new Adventure Labs and a huge variety of day and night tours that enticed over 140 people to partake in some memorable experiences that will probably be unequalled again.
We wish to thank all the other volunteers who assisted on the gate duties, coin tables, rego tables, games tables, all under the control of Smittengranny who ran a great timetable. Also the 6 geocachers who conducted highly popular seminars for 1 hour each ,on the indoor screen.

Special thanks goes to the 3 local Rotary groups for their 5 day catering stint, keen bean coffee for 5 days of coffee services ,Paul Janssens-sax64 for 6 tons of quality firewood donations and drop offs, Barlens for their impressive stage,outdoor seating and stalls set up, Perisher Security for their 12 hour nightly gate security on the 4 main nights and the Sunday night entertainment “ Something like that “ that played hit song after hit song. We wish to acknowledge 2 special contributors to the atmosphere in the YOWIE and the TOWN CRIER – Joseph,who were everywhere. Also the Outdoor Cinema company for their impressive outdoor cinema screen nightly, with live camera projections and surround sound system as well as the indoor screen set up.
Much praise goes to the Queanbeyan Council who assisted greatly with months of meetings, input and ideas. We thank the mayoress Nichole Overall and Mayor Tim Overall who embraced the event all week and chatted to cachers at many locations. Also Nichole and Tim the Yowieman for their geocaching and night ghost tours .Many thanks to Linda Roberts who gave the crowds much history and knowledge with her heritage presentations.The campfire attendees give a big shout out to Julia for her lovely tunes nightly.

Lastly, I wish to thank my hard working main Committee members including : Paul-mtrax, Di –darzeedi , Kath–kittykatch, Graham-Grimraider, James-Jusojara and John-Knightech. Geocachers appreciated a few years of meetings putting together brilliant ideas, new concepts, a detailed website, impressive graphics, and a program that was certainly the longest and most comprehensive seen in Australian Mega history and FREE to all attendees. The geocaching community and myself thank you for all the input and long hours at meetings and onsite.

Kind regards,
Greg Shaw,
Oz Mega Committee

Hidden : Saturday, 20 April 2019
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20 April 2019, 08:00 - 18:00

Welcome to the Clear Waters multi day event.

8.00am Thursday 18th April 2019 to Monday 22nd April at 10 am.

The home base location is the picturesque Queanbeyan Showground, in Glebe Street Queanbeyan, located 1 km from the Canberra border. The themed character is the Yowie. The word Queanbeyan is the anglicised form of Quibean , an aboriginal word meaning "Clear Waters".So ,its fitting to go with this event name. There will be over 250 camping and 129 powered sites available amongst the action for attendees to hire. Multiple Stallholders will boast a great display in the large hall on site.

  • 9 days of activities
  • camping or powered sites for 4 nights and stay 8 nights with 4 of those free ! BONUS !!

Caterers will be on hand for all your meals from breakfast Thursday to lunch Monday for a fine array of family friendly priced meals constantly available. Coffee vendors will also be there for your needs for the duration of the event.

The official detailed website is now available below with details of camping, powered sites, registration, official Geocoins,meals,event schedule, Geotours and unique themed shirts .

At this stage we look forward to your inspiring 'Will Attends " here on this page.So, please show your intent to be at this exciting Geocaching Mega social gathering to give the organising Committee an idea of numbers.

The event is free to enter along with registration process
You will receive: a rego pack,name tag,personalised car flag,event car sticker,camping stickers if camping,free heritage book and much more in a themed pack.

Remember: you only have to attend any of the days from Thursday to Monday to get a registration pack and claim a "attended log".

Keep up with all the details in lead up months on our Facebook page
Also our Pilgrimage Facebook Page where you can post photos of your travels and event week photos..

Click on the website (button below) for all your information and free registration process

Saturday itinerary:
8:00 am : Stallholders open.
8:00 am: Coffee and Food vendors open.
8:30 am: Pathtag Swap meet.
9:00 am : Special caches and games information released onsite.
10.00 am: Reviewers seminar .
10:00am: Googong Dam geocaching tour .
9.00am: Lab Caches released
11:00am: Lake George geocaching tour.
7.00 pm : Ghost and Geocaching tour .
8.00pm: Campfire socialising.

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