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Geo Toroa (Dunedin, NZ) Mega-Event Cache

Hidden : Sunday, 27 October 2024
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27 October 2024, 08:00 - 16:00

Event date - Sunday 27th October 2024

Welcome to Geo Toroa, New Zealand's next large gathering event will be held in Dunedin, Otago.
It will run over Labour Weekend - from the 26th - 27th October 2024. It's going to be an exciting opportunity for all geocachers to come together, learn and find more geocaches.

The event will be held at the Sharks Rugby Football Club,Moana Rua Road, St Clair, Dunedin 9012.

 

Make sure you also submit a 'Will Attend' log, along with how many people are coming from your team.

We have a website up www.geotoroa.co.nz and on there you will soon be able to buy supporter packs, event shirts and seats for the Quiz Night.
Follow our facebook page Geo Toroa 2024 for extra information and updates.

Why Geo Toroa?

Toroa is the name for the Albatross, a beautiful bird which can fly around the world for years without touch land. Dunedin is the only mainland breeding colony of Northern Royal Albatross in the world. It was also the location of the FIRST New Zealand Mega Event, so it seemed fitting as we bring it back to Dunedin after years that the Toroa should be our mascot for the event.

 Why should I come geocaching in Dunedin?

  • Large events are an opportunity to get together.
  • There have been nearly 1,000 new geocaches placed in wider Dunedin area since the last Mega Event here.
  • We still have some of the oldest Geocaches (placed November 2000) in the world here;
    • GCAF Mount Cargill (Dunedin, Otago)
      GCBO Flagstaff Hill (Dunedin, Otago)
      GCB2 Botanical Gardens (Dunedin, Otago)
      GCB1 Unity Park (Dunedin, Otago)
  • You will be able to find every D/T combination. Please note the specific equipment you will need for  some of these.
  • There will be lots of geocaches around the Te Aka Ōtākou, the Otago Harbour Cycle/Walk Trail  , which includes a variety of different geocache types; Traditional, multi, Mystery, Letterbox, Earthcache, Adventure lab, Virtual, Wherigo.

Getting to the Event?

Dunedin has a Domestic Airport and on the Intercity bus routes.

The event has a cycleway which joins up to the Te Aka Ōtākou, the Otago Harbour Trail.

For those travelling to the event by car, we ask that you consider getting together with other geocachers and look at car sharing options.

Accommodation Options?

There is no accommodation at the event itself but there are a number of motels and a holiday park within 1km of the event location. Refer to https://www.dunedinnz.com/visit/accommodation for more information.

Dunedin has a limited number of freedom camping sites. https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/165324/Where-Can-I-Camp-in-Dunedin.pdf

Timetable:

See the website.

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