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Flagstaff Hill (Dunedin, Otago)

A cache by Donovan Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/11/2000
In South Island, New Zealand
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: large (large)

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Geocache Description:

This was my first cache.

Location: About 5 km north-west of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

The cache is above ground, but invisible from most viewpoints.
The terrain difficulty varies between 2.5 and 3.5, depending on your chosen route.


Directions:

The cache (accuracy 10 m; elevation 665 m) is hidden in a 10 litre translucent plastic bucket within prickly scrub about 250 m north of the summit of Flagstaff Hill (S 45°49.958' E 170°27.979' Elevation 668 m). See the hints for more detail.

To get there you have three options (in increasing order of difficulty):

1. Follow the Flagstaff Whare Flat Road from Three Mile Hill Road and park at the Bull Ring (S 45°50.066' E 170°27.094'; elevation 511 m). Now walk up the moderately steep gravel track for about 30 minutes until you reach the top of the hill (a 150 m climb; don't forget to stop and admire the panoramic view of the city and the Taieri plain (see the photos below)).

2. Park on Booth Road (S 45°50.459' E 170°29.605'; elevation 183 m). Walk for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, first up the remainder of Booth Road and then up a relentlessly steep gravel track to the top of Flagstaff Hill (a 500 m climb).

3. Park at the end of the seal on Spiers Road (S 45°51.142' E 170°27.932'; elevation 305 m). Next follow the gravel road up to a sign marking the beginning of the track. Follow the white or silver markers through the scrub for about 1 hour and 30 minutes (a 350 m climb; parts of the route are steep and muddy; bring a map and compass; you will meet a gravel track (at S 45°50.010' E 170°27.805'; elevation 647 m), now turn right and follow the track for 250 m to the top of Flagstaff Hill.

Free Hint: It is easiest approach the cache from the south-west.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fbhgu fvqr bs synk ohfu onfr, nobhg 6 z fbhgu-jrfg bs ynetr ebpx cebgehqvat sebz gur tebhaq.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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