Ballarat GeoTour makes a splash in 2022

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.

Coins, Caps and Coverings!

Have you checked out the Geocaching Victoria Shop lately?

We’ve added lots of goodies recently – here are the highlights!

Let’s start with those special items on sale!

Our beautiful Limited Edition Wangaratta Geocoin comes in two versions, Winter and Summer. Designed by Darren at Omegaman Designs, the coins feature Clancy the Cormorant on one side and Mountains and Music on the other. This is a must-have (or maybe even two must-haves!) for your collection. Currently on sale for $35 each, they go back to the regular price of $40 on July 1st, so you’ll need to get in quick!

We have also added some hats and hoodies to the site. Hoodies are fleeced lined and available in both adults and kids sizes. They come emblazoned with the Geocaching Victoria logo on the left and you can add your caching name and/or tracking code on the right as an optional extra. Hoodies are $59 and will be placed on pre-order.

There are two new caps up for grabs – one with a Geocaching Victoria logo and one with a Wangaratta Event logo. Regular price for each is $29.95, but the Wangaratta version is on special at $28 each until 31 July. Why not order both?

September Surf Coast Update

Another Update for the upcoming Surf Coast Mega event…

Most important to log your “Will Attend” at GC65688

Its happening people, there are even signs pointing the way…

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Competition Winner
Things to do other than caching?
Accommodation
Victorian Geocaching Tournament
Coins and Pathtags
Stalls for the event
Sponsors

Competition Winner

Congratulations go to:

We could not decide on a winner so have chosen two!! Congratulations go to omegaman1971 and º on their designs. These designs will be revealed to all in November. Thanks to those who entered. The winners will receive their unobtanium prize at the event in November.

Things to do other than caching?

Are you coming along to the Mega and bringing along muggles with no interest in caching?

It is a thing!! There is so much to do on the Surf Coast, nobody could possibly get Bored. There is golf, hiking, beaches, lighthouse, shopping, and numerous cafés & restaurants. Fore more details on Attractions of the area, go here.

Accommodation

YMCA – Anglesea Recreation Camp (the MEGA site)

Remember you can book on site too.  Bookings are made directly with the Surf Coast Event venue, YMCA Anglesea Recreation Camp.
They can be contacted directly on: 03 5263-1512

There are 150 beds available for $35 per person per night and this includes a continental breakfast. There are various configurations from:

  • rooms for 2, 4 or 6 people, with ensuite,
  • rooms for 2, 4 or 6 people with shared facilities,
  • Single rooms can also be booked.

There are lots of places left so please support this great venue.

Anglesea Beachfront Family Caravan Park

We have been able to secure a special deal with the Anglesea Beachfront Family Caravan Park!
They are offering all geocachers who use the code word “Geocache” when making their booking the following.

  • 10% discount,
  • Free Late checkout until 11am in Cabins (can stay in the park) or 6pm checkout for sites,
  • Free spa token,
  • 2 free coffees or 2 slushies.

This is for all bookings between the 1st June and the 17th November 2016 but does exclude the Melbourne Cup weekend and the Victorian School holidays.
This is great news!! Not only is this a great deal, but it means that you can head down to Anglesea before the Surf Coast Event, find all the caches, and leave the weekend of the event free for socialising!!
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Victorian Geocaching Tournament

Have you registered your team for the Tournament yet?

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Positions are limited for teams entering the tournament. If you haven’t entered your team yet, best get your skates on as spots are filling up quickly. You can register your team via this entry form

Coins & Pathtags

Yep, again we have collectables available.

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Geocoins pre-orders are available with 2 types of Geocoin, the Standard one at just $15 or the special Limited edition including Glitter for only $30.

Pathtag pre-orders are also available. 2 Options here, a Trading set of 5 identical tags. You will be able to gather at the event and trade with others for a full set. Alternatively, you can purchase a Complete set for $25.

Pre-order your geocoins and pathtags now at the Geocaching Melbourne page to be sure you get yours, they will be in very limited supply at the event.
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Event Stalls

Would you or someone you know be interested in a stall on MEGA Weekend?

We Still have some space available for Stall Holders who are interested in selling or displaying their products. Head to our website for more details. It does NOT have to be Geocaching related.

Sponsors

As always, we’d like to thank our awesome sponsors, who have helped us put this whole thing together.

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Red Centre Logo

Barwon Water Logo

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Four letter words that aren’t so bad

Not all 4 letter words are bad.
Some are good and create feelings of happiness and excitement

1. Free

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This is a great word. Basically it means that you are going to get something for nothing. That was the idea for our event and we are proud to be upholding that.

2. Mega

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Yes that’s right. We did it!
From the start there were no promises that this would happen and with no history of an event of this size ever being held in Melbourne before, it was unlikely that our first attempt would be anything but a normal event.
Fortunately for us we have a great network of fellow cachers and sponsors who believed in us. So we got there! Victoria and Melbourne’s first Mega event!!!! Roll on November!
Oh wait! It’s FREE too!! Free Mega!

3. Fern Coin

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What’s that? TWO four letter words? Yeah buts it’s cool, not to mention stylish AND its collectable. You can pre-buy them over here.

4. GIFF

Ok that’s not a word but an abbreviation. It stands for Geocaching International Film Festival. Remember that crazy German who did a two-day overnight hike in the High Country in a single day while you could track him via satellite? We finally got around to edit the film and  above you can see our entry for the GIFF 2015.