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SideTracked - NORMANHURST Multi-cache

Hidden : 09/24/2020
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Geocache Description:

This two-stage multi geocache is part of the SideTracked series that is popular in the UK and throughout the world. It is designed to be a relatively quick cache find around train stations for travellers but, of course, anyone else can find it too! There's a small pencil included but it's always good to bring your own writing implement to sign the log.

To learn more about the series, visit the website at the following link...

SideTracked Series

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Normanhurst Station

Normanhurst Station looking north

Normanhurst station opened on 21st November, 1895. It was originally called Hornsby Station. On 1st May 1898, it was renamed Normanhurst to avoid confusion with the present-day Hornsby station, then known as Hornsby Junction.

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All answers can be found in the area of the waiting room adjacent to Platform 1. Each letter below represents a one or two digit number.

While there are station upgrades in progress, I've included the answers in red brackets for each letter.

A = The number of stations listed between (but not including) Normanhurst and Gordon below the video information board. (28)

B = The number of visible horizontal brick courses on the wall behind and to the right of the video information board. (30)

C = The number of fluorescent light fittings on the ceiling of the waiting room. (6)

D = The two-digit series number of the powerpoint, mounted on the wall. (56)

E = The number of brown tiles on the small window sill on the left as you walk in from the street. (5)

F = The number of metal armrests on the two brown bench seats. (8)

Checksum (digits above) = 133


The cache is located at:

S33° 43.(A-26)(B-30)(C-4)

E151° 05.(D-47)(E-5)(F-5)

32 Class Locomotive near Taree, NSW

Image: Myhappypenguin - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,


FTF Honours


A Sagacious SideTracker

Did you know that NSW has a geocaching association? Geocaching NSW aims to enhance and improve the activity of geocaching and holds regular events where geocachers meet to enjoy their common interests. Visit the association website here.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)