Visit the Geocaching Victoria store to purchase 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.
|The Old Post Office was constructed in 1866 during the gold rush era which had 2 further storeys added on in 1895 doubling its size. The iconic building was the official St Arnaud Post & Telegraph Office until 1925. It is now used as a B&B apartment accommodation.|
|European settlement in the region began with the establishment of the Tottington sheep station to the south in 1838. Merino wool is one of the important agricultural farming products in the district.|
|St Arnaud is a former gold mining town. Settled in the mid 1850s, gold was found 2 kms east of the townsite in 1855. Alluvial gold declined after the initial flurry then reef mining began at Wilsons Hill. The towns last operating goldmine The Lord Nelson operated nearby in what is now Pioneer Park.|
|St Arnaud features many well preserved historic buildings which line the main thoroughfare of Napier Street.|
|The Northern Grampians district was first settled by cattle and sheep pioneers who discovered the regions premium pastoral land and grazing conditions.|
The St Arnaud Event 2019 MEGA Committee is very excited to announce that the standard and limited edition geocoins are now for sale in the Geocaching Victoria store.
The Standard coin has been specifically designed for the event and features Fern the ledbeater possum as well as some stunning Australian flora including Victoria’s floral emblem – the Pink Heath. What sets this coin apart is that it is a 3D textured coin. If you’ve seen one before you know how magnificent they look – if not you will definitely want one for your collection! Coins are $16 each. Order here.
The Limited Edition coins come in three different colours and aims to depict the farming communities that are located within the St Arnaud district. Get in quick as these are limited in number! This coin is 3 inches in size so nice to add to the collection. Limited edition coins are $34 each. Order here.