We are super excited to let you know that the first of our Ballarat GeoTours has been scheduled for 2022.
We have had some rave reviews on the GeoTour and one of the caches (GC954B4: Adam Lindsay Gordon) even topping the charts last year as the cache with both the most logs and the most favourite points award.
For those of you who don’t know what the tour is all about, please check out Ballarat GeoTour Webpage to read all about it!
The next event (GC9MQ60) is scheduled for Saturday 19th February, 2022 – so make sure you check it out and log your attendance. Also to celebrate your attendance and completion of this special GeoTour, why not purchase the limited edition Ballarat GeoTour – Geocoins that have been created specifically to celebrate this tour. Check out what is on offer (for a limited time) in our shop. Coins pre-ordered can be picked up at the event.
Gosh time flies when you are having fun! As you know the Ballarat GeoTour launched in February. The first 3 weeks saw a huge flurry of activity with the 25 caches being found over 1000 times. Such an incredible response from the geocaching community and locals.
A few weeks back we were excited to have our sponsors VicHealth visit. We enjoyed teaching them about geocaching and they were very excited to find one. This GeoTour was made possible after receiving a grant from VicHealth as part of their Reimagining Health grants in 2020. We thank them for their support as without their help we could not have released a GeoTour.
Geocaching Victoria Inc. are also selling geocoins related to the Ballarat GeoTour. These have arrived in Australia (yah) and you can purchase a Standard Coin, a 10 Finds Coin and a Completed GeoTour Coin from the Geocaching Victoria Store. These coins (and other GVI goodies) will also be available to purchase at events.
Speaking of events our third event is scheduled for this Saturday at 3:30pm. You can find the details here. And congratulations to McAdies for winning the special prize at Event #2 – maybe you will win a prize at Event #3? And if you like events you are in luck. There is a breakfast event on Saturday as well as a CITO so why not make a day (or weekend) of it?
We know that 2020 was a tough year for Victorians. In the background Geocaching Victoria Inc. have been working hard and are excited to announce that they have been awarded a Reimaging Health Grant through VicHealth which will result in the formation of a GeoTour in the beautiful town of Ballarat. Our launch event GC94R8W has just been published – we hope you can make it! More info to come soon about the GeoTour including how you can get your hands on shiny things like Geo Coins!