Welcome to the QOGM 2018 multi-day Experience
QOGM is the Queensland Outback Geocaching Muster, an annual outback geocaching experience.
In 2018, it will be centred around Barcaldine - the heartland of Outback Central Western Queensland.
Thursday 27th September 2018 to Tuesday 2nd October 2018
A muster is the process of gathering livestock. Musters usually involve cattle, sheep or horses, but may also include goats, camels, buffalo or other animals.
So says the "Wiki".
Our Iningai Country is just like that – we have cattle and sheep, horses and goats and even camels. That's in addition to our native animals - kangaroos, brolgas, emus, eagles, galahs, parrots, lizards, termites, and so on.
And our Barcaldine Region has a lot of geocaches. So what better way to round up a whole heap of sheep and cattle, er, geocaches, than to have a geocaching muster!
To kick the Muster off, you are invited to attend our Welcome to Country Ceremony.
It will take place at Lake Geera, a place of Aboriginal indigenous significance to the Iningai Tribe, in particular the Alice River people, and also a watering point for one of the many Stock Routes throughout our region. The coordinates will take you there - it is not private property, so open and close the gate as you enter (and leave).
Timing: 5.00pm to 5.30pm
There will be a Traditional welcome from the Iningai people, as well as a Regional Council welcome from the Mayor. And some free gifts from the Council and others, too.
After the Official Welcomes, you are invited back to the Barcaldine Showgrounds for a Council sponsored BBQ Dinner. Thank you to the Barcaldine Regional Council.
The official detailed website will be available in the near future with details of camping, powered sites, hotel and motel accommodation, registration, swappables, meal arrangements, event itinerary, themed shirts and much, much more.
So we look forward to your inspiring 'Will Attends' here on this page.
Your "Will Attend", which is your intent to be at this Geocaching social gathering, will give the organisers an idea of numbers for gift and catering purposes.
So saddle up those horses, put your wide-brimmed hats on, and get yourselves along to kick off QOGM 2018 in style!