1 DAY TO GO!
That’s right, tomorrow is MEGA day!
So, what should you do to make your MEGA experience worthwhile? Well that depends on what things you like. There is plenty of actual caching to be done in the area with multitudes of puzzles, trads, multis, letterboxes, wherigos and earthcaches. But, if you want a unique experience, then there are some things that you’re only going to find when there is a MEGA going on.
Firstly, there is the information sessions. So many different topics will be covered by experts in the area. From hiding your first cache, to playing wherigos, building challenge caches, using the cachly app, using cachetur, designing pathtags, using GSAK, project-gc or creating earthcaches its all there. Check out the schedule and if any of these topics interest you, make sure you go along to the information session to learn more.
Also, only available at MEGAs are the LAB caches. LAB caches are experimental style geocaches that have no rules or guidelines. It allows the creators of these special geocaches to really think outside the box and build some genuinely inspired creations. These are always a not to be missed experience at the Victorian MEGA and Parkville will be no different. Please note however, that because of the large costs incurred by the creators of many of these works of art, the LAB caches will not be available after dark as they will be removed and locked inside during night time hours for their safety. All LAB caches will be easily accessible by foot or by bike from the MEGA location, so no need to go anywhere in the car.
Finally, an announcement about food over the weekend. There will be a coffee van and a water trailer on-site all-day Saturday and Sunday. The Rotary Club of North Melbourne will be running a sausage sizzle all day on the Saturday. On the Saturday night there will be a free feed, courtesy of Geocaching Victoria which will be some beef, gravy and coleslaw rolls. This will be cooked by the wonderful Geocaching Victoria Oxfam crew, so any donations on the night will be gratefully accepted. Also, on Saturday, if the beef roll doesn’t fill you up, there will be additional sausages available to purchase as well as drinks too. On the Sunday the Geocaching Victoria Oxfam Crew are back out doing the hard work and looking after the sausage sizzle. Make sure you grab a snag off them and help support the wonderful charity work that they do through the Oxfam Trailwalker 100km event.
We are all sincerely looking forward to putting on an amazing MEGA event and can not wait to see you all there.
As per usual, we would like to thank our Major Sponsors. Without their ongoing support, big events like this would not be able to take place.
Our 2018 sponsors include Geocaching.com, Cachly, Pathtags.com, Caching Supplies, Clear Waters Event Queanbean Easter 2019, City of Melbourne, Bunnings, McDonalds, Freddy’s Bike Tours, City West Waters, Sssafe and of course it goes without saying, The future attendees of The Parkville Event.