Welcome to The St Arnaud Event March update. The committee are working behind the scenes to bring you the best MEGA event we can – all for FREE! Remember to REGISTER HERE as this year we will be crossing off names at the event to ensure everyone who registered early gets their gift.
The lead up events have continued and February saw events in Devonport (Tas) & Emerald (Vic). Thanks to our hosts for helping to spread the word about The St Arnaud Event.
The official St Arnaud Event Pathtags are now available to pre-order. Don’t they look amazing? Visit the Geocaching Victoria store to purchase the below St Arnaud pathtags which can be collected at the MEGA event. Many thanks to Ozglory Designs for designing these tags for us. People have inquired about using the border on their own pathtags and we suggest you contact Ozglory Designs.
Don’t forget if you are designing your own Pathtag remember to add the Geocaching Victoria tag back (which helps fund events like this Mega).
Lead Up Events
The Victorian MEGA lead up events are back! We know people like prizes so we encourage you to attend as many events as possible as each event you attend will give you up to 6 raffle tickets for a special prize that might just have your name on it? This special Lead Up raffle will be drawn on the Saturday night event of the Mega – so make sure you attend as you need to be there to claim your prize. And who knows… the prize might consist of an illusive “unobtainium”…
|GC82D87||Walhalla, Vic||Saturday 16th of March, 2019, 11:00am (Note: roads are reopened so event will proceed).|
|GC844VD||Lismore, NSW||Monday 25th of March, 2019, 6:00pm|
|GC83F8E||Cowes, Vic||Saturday 13th of April, 2019, 10:00am|
|GC84161||Bradden, ACT||Wednesday 17th of April, 2019, 7:30am|
|GC83F95||Portland, Vic||Saturday 18th of May, 2019, 10:00am|
|Wangaratta, Vic||Saturday 15th of June, 2019 10:00am|
|Melbourne CBD, Vic||August|
|Bacchus Marsh, Vic||October|
More lead up events releasing soon!
Geocaching in St Arnaud – ‘Oh when the Saints’ series
Oh when the Saints is “a series of caches taking a tour of the North Central Victorian town of St. Arnaud. Sporting, historically significant and let’s face it, places that I like in the town that I live”. These are the words of local St Arnaud cache owner strangequark1 who put this series of caches out for our enjoyment.
The first few were released in October 2012 with more following over the next 18 months and strangequark1 is recently back at it, replacing one of the earlier archived caches in January this year. With a total of 14 caches currently active, the series will take you to some fantastic local places of interest – from the local pistol club to the oldest surviving house in St Arnaud, an 1868 cottage.
With a mix of trads & multi’s available, by the end of the series you will have learned all about the local CFA, paid your respects to a number of historic graves at the local cemetery and met Marshall St Arnaud, after whom the town was named (well met his statue anyway).
There are even a couple right by the MEGA location. Generally, you’d probably avoid searching for GC4QBJN with a crowd present but on November 16th & 17th this year, GZ will also be the heart of The St Arnaud Event 2019 so search away! Over 1900 smilies have been earned from this great local series with just short of 100 favourite points awarded*. Enjoy!
*Statistics current as of 3 March 2019
It’s thanks to amazing supporters that make a MEGA event possible. This includes Caching Supplies AND GeoStuff who will both have their shop on site during the Mega. We’ve also had donations from Sssafe and Sistema so a big thanks to them too. It’s also important to note that this event isn’t possible without the support of the Northern Grampians Shire Council so thank you NGS! And we can’t forget the amazing support from PathTags and Geocaching HQ who help to make this dream a reality! Thanks guys!