Tassie First Caches
The location of this event is relevant to the Celebration theme as George Town is the first township established in the Northern District of Tasmania. The site of the event is also of historical significance as it is where the Old Telegraph Cable station was until it was demolished in 1969.
As Geocacher’s we all love new caches being posted, but one thing that we may not do is celebrate who came before us and the legacy of the caches they left behind. This event is not only to Celebrate the 20 years of Ceocaching but to say thanks for those old caches, which are still out there for us to find.
The oldest active cache in Australia is Lane Cove posted in May 2000.
Tasmania’s oldest active cache was placed in Feb 2001. Currently it is the 19th oldest cache still in existence.
Tasmania’s 10 oldest caches are
GC388 - North Tassie - located in the Trevallyn Dam region.
GC408 - South Tasmania 1 – located on the Tasman Peninsula
GC5B7 - Reaching Duck – at Duck Reach in Summerhill
GC2E33 - The Dragon’s Lair – on the Foothills of Mount Wellington
GC301E - Sloopy’s Spa Bath – on the East Coast, south of the Gardens
GC52EF - Pine Nut – on top of the Nut at Stanley
GCB7CO - Foghorn Leghorn – at Low Head
GCB85A - River Rooma between Branxholm and Derby
GCBCCF - Polar Bear Swim – near Berriedale
GCD402 - Trigpoint Scenes 1 – on top of Mount Wellington.
Currently we have found 5 of the above list, and we plan to get more. If like us you have not found all of them then as part of the Celebration theme we are committing to find at least one of these old caches during the timeframe of the Community Celebration Events series of May 2 to Dec 31
You could if you have time find one today. If you haven’t already found it Foghorn Leghorn is the closest to the event location at about 6.5km.
The event will run from 11am until 1pm, however we will be on site earlier to ensure we get a place, so if you want to come a bit earlier that’s fine. We will provide a sausage sizzle, with bread and onions.
The location has cover and bbq, toilet facilities and a great playground for the kids with good parking available.
Community Celebration Events - 2020
This Event is part of a limited release of Community Celebration Events to celebrate 20 years of geocaching. Geocachers hosted events between May 2, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Learn more about Community Celebration Events on the Geocaching Blog.