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SideTracked - Warrawee Mystery Cache

Hidden : 05/22/2019
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The Puzzle

The listed co-ordinates take you to Warrawee Station, useful if you decide to actually visit this cache by train. To find the container (not too far away) you will need to solve this puzzle.

About SideTracked Caches

This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breathtaking view, but is rather a distraction for the weary traveller (although anyone else can go and find it too). More information can be found at the SideTracked Website.

About Warrawee Station

Warrawee station opened on 1 August 1900. It was the last station built on the North Shore Line before it was extended to North Sydney. Local residents had to fight the railway commissioners for a railway station, given it is only one kilometre from Wahroonga station.

It consists of 2 platforms, sharing a single island, with access to the station from a bridge at the southern end. There are no shops on either side, while Knox (the school) is on the western side. It ranks 134th in the network with about 1,520 daily users.

Being a school and commuter station usage is concentrated around the morning, afternoon and evening peaks, hence be particularly muggle-aware at these times.

About Warrawee

Warrawee is believed to have come from an Aboriginal word meaning rest a while, stop here or to stand.

The suburb is rich in architectural history, with a number of houses designed by prominent architects. The earliest significant homes were Pibrac (1888), Cheddington (1890) and Wirepe (1893), all very fine houses.

As with all North Shore suburbs with Aboriginal names, the train station was named first, and then the suburb. Warrawee developed in the 1900s as an exclusive residential district with no shops, offices, post office, public school, churches or through roads (not much of which has changed).

At the 2016 census, the suburb of Warrawee recorded a population of 2,995.


Thanks to membsec for giving me the ok to adapt their puzzles.

Congratulations to ash_kate and Frazelle on the FTF!

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)