The Parkville Event – Lead Up Events

Ever since our first MEGA back in 2015 we have always run lead up events during the year preceeding the main event and in 2018 we will continue to do so.  Except this time we are taking our lead up events all around the country as well as all around the world!  With over 40 lead up events planned around the state of Victoria as well as in every other state in Australia and a myriad of international lead up events, we are introducing the MEGAs that we hold in Victoria, Australia to a whole new audience!

Whilst these may not all be as big as the giant BBQ events that we held in 2017, these will all be official lead up events for The Parkville Event, 2018.  We hope that each one of these lead up events reflects the caching community that the lead up event is held in and we look forward to the photos returning from these events held all over the globe.

And where would we be without a nice healthy competition to see who can attend a good portion of them.  But this year the competition will be a little different.  Everyone who attends an official lead-up event will receive points, based on the table below.  Obviously some events are worth more than others based on their location. We will keep a running tally of who has amassed points and there will be prizes awarded for people who have gained significant number of points at the Parkville Event 2018.

Geocaching Victoria would like to thank the interstate and international ambassadors who are holding these events for us and helping to promote The Parkville Event, 2018 to their local caching community.

The official Lead Up Events for The Parkville Event, 2018 are…

Date Place Coordinates GC Code Pts
13th Jan Christchurch, New Zealand S36° 47.611 E174° 44.285 GC7FNPD 6
13th Jan Carlton North, Victoria S37° 47.363 E144° 58.389 GC7FVPA 1
20th Jan Texas, USA N29° 36.575 W098° 30.646 GC7F6T7 6
26th Jan Bristol, United Kingdom N51° 34.444 W002° 27.002  GC7G35R 6
27th Jan Tennessee, USA N35° 02.046 W085° 18.770 GC7FXME 6
28th Jan Geraldton, WA S28° 45.834 E114° 36.881 GC7FJ2H 5
11th Feb Lincoln, United Kingdom N53° 12.888 W000° 35.012 GC7F5QR 6
11th Feb North Island, New Zealand S36° 47.611 E174° 44.285 GC7F761 6
17th Feb Wodonga, Victoria S36° 06.869 E146° 53.384 GC7FVPB 3
17th Feb Milan, Italy N45° 25.690 E009° 22.240 GC7FXR4 7
25th Feb Hobart, Tasmania S42° 48.280 E147° 20.340  GC7G6MN 3
10th March Merimbula, NSW S36° 52.102 E149° 55.748 GC7G9NW 4
17th March Geelong, Victoria S38° 09.979 E144° 19.859 GC7G7EW 2
2nd April Colby, USA N39° 16.678′ W100° 56.715′ 6
8th April Boston, USA N42° 21.401′ W071° 03.739′ 6
15th April Latrobe, Tasmania S41° 13.745 E146° 24.070 4
22nd April Bangkok, Thailand TBA 8
24th April Prague, Czech Republic N50° 04.905 E014° 25.257 7
April Warrnambool, Victoria TBA 2
April Perth, WA TBA 4
April Orlando, USA TBA 6
April Bergan, Norway TBA 7
5th May Gothenburg, Sweden TBA 7
7th May Canberra, ACT TBA 3
8th May Paris, France TBA 6
11th May Singapore N01° 17.197 E103° 51.265 8
13th May Kempsey, NSW S31° 05.797 E152° 50.175 4
19th May Darwin, Northern Territory TBA 4
27th May Newfoundland, Canada N47° 31.1319 W052° 45.839 6
May Western Melbourne, Victoria TBA 1
May Brisbane, Queensland TBA 4
May Saskatchewan, Canada TBA 6
May Berlin, Germany TBA 6
27th June Vanuatu S17° 44.549 E168° 18.858 8
June Mildura, Victoria TBA 3
June Munich, Germany TBA 6
June Reykjavik, Iceland TBA 9
July Adelaide, SA TBA 3
July Broome, WA TBA 5
July Ballarat, Victoria TBA 2
4th Aug Sydney, NSW TBA 3
11th Aug Eastern Melbourne, Victoria TBA 1
22nd Sep Traralgon, Victoria TBA 1
Oct Hamilton Island, Qld TBA 5
Oct Shepparton, Victoria TBA 2