What is a GeoTour? Combine geocaching and travel to uplevel your vacations. GeoTours highlight the best of the best from their destination – in this case Ballarat! Discover the possibilities, plan with interactive maps, and use the official Geocaching® app while on location. Find all the caches in a GeoTour in order to receive a unique digital souvenir. Pack your bags, and take off on a cache-pedition.
Why Ballarat? Ballarat is steeped in incredible history with some amazing natural locations. We want to encourage you to get to know every part of this unique city and a GeoTour is a perfect way to show you. This GeoTour will take you to just some of the highlights of beautiful Ballarat but as you will see from the Geocaching map, there are LOTS of other caches to entice you to explore further. Also remember to download the Adventure Labs app as Ballarat has some fantastic golden history for you to learn about…
Ballarat GeoTour was launched on February 20th 2021 with an event: Ballarat GeoTour – LAUNCH Event. The caches were released shortly after and you can see the Official Ballarat GeoTour page HERE! This website allows you to download a GPX file of the GeoTour. Our launch was also just the first event! Event 2 is on Sunday March 28th at 10am whilst Event 3 is on Saturday May 1st at 3:30pm.
Geocaching Victoria Inc. are also selling geocoins related to the Ballarat GeoTour. These will arrive in Australia very soon. You can purchase a Standard Coin, a 10 Finds Coin and a Completed GeoTour Coin from the Geocaching Victoria Store.
There are some very special limited edition coins too that can only be won. Come to an event; finish the GeoTour or win randomly (eg. someone won by tuning in to the Geocaching Downunder Podcast where we talked about the GeoTour).
This GeoTour was made possible after receiving a grant from VicHealth as part of their Reimagining Health grants in 2020.