* added state winners !
On Sunday the 8th of October is the start of Earth Science Week, it is also EarthCache Day and to celebrate these occasions will be awarding unique Geoscience Australia Geocoins to help celebrate!
There will be 4 Geocoins available in all 8 states and territories in Australia equating to 32 coins total.
Link: Geocaching list of eligible EarthCaches (Full list below)
The State and Territory Winners :
South Australia : Locus Cache Alphadeltaindigo LJ
Northern Territory: XashA12 MrEPuzzler Blockfella
Tasmania: Gooseandegg Tassietan Dencocclan The Roadies
Western Australia : Burns345 Leg5 POOD Adrianbak777
Victoria: Quickhealer2 Mr Johna
Queensland: Surefoot24 Ziggyraymonglobe XEmmaM DisSister
New South Wales: Brewmaker FTF 3 Ferrets SPY79
Australian Capital Territory: Chakram Joeylovestreasure SJG66 surdivisio
How it will work:
Download the free official Geocaching app to play. This will allow you to log caches and for the Oz Mega Committee to track entries. You can use app or website to view the list of 32 Earth cache locations eligible for the challenge: https://www.geocaching.com/play
On Sunday morning 8th October at 8.00am AEDT, a list of 4 existing EarthCaches in every state and territory will be published (see above link) on the following sites:
- Capital GeoBash Website
- Capital GeoBash GC9PNFB event page
- Facebook sites:
You only need to log the find a at least one of the EarthCaches (must be a new find) on the day to qualify. This means that everyone has the chance between the hours of 8.00am and 11.59pm AEDT on Sunday 8 October 2023 to find and log a nominated EarthCache.
On the 16th October, 4.00pm AEDT, the end of Earth Science Week, The Oz Mega Committee and Geoscience Australia will randomly draw up to 4 names who have successfully logged an eligible Earthcache from each state and territory during the challenge hours.
Recipients will be contacted via their listed contact details by the Oz Mega Committee 17th October.
- Only the 32 nominated EarthCaches qualify for the draw.
- One entry per cache per person.
- New logs only www.geocaching.com/play
- Have fun!
List of EarthCaches
New South Wales
GCHFT2 Earthcache I – a simple geology tour of Wasp Head
GCA9FJ2 Grand Canyon
GC1YH39 Mrs Macquarie’s Chair – DP/EC52
GC1YTVF Ancient Lava Flows of the Ebor Volcano
GCHKCK Earthcache II – the geology of WoolShed Creek, ACT
GCA5TYJ Boboyan Bricks
GC4KKMR Geological Timewalk
GC8NRYC Earth Science Rocks
GC10PCM Colquhoun Quarry
GCADT78 Powerful Conglomerate
GC3QDN1 But there’s not twelve
GC3AFDW Improbable Fossil Stones v2
GC11A5E Whitehaven Beach
GCABR3J Rocking it up Tabletop
GC1R2D6 The Natural Bridge (Gold Coast)
GC6YTTK Petrified Forest
GCKZB4 Living Rocks Earthcache
GCACWQ3 Limestone plain to ancient plateau
GC2A441 Pinnacles – Enigmas in Stone
GC5DPWT Narrows Interchange Monument
GC1CH39 Fossil Bluff
GCA7FZE The ‘Margate Meteorite’
GC3NZRF Mt Wellington
GC7CV41 Charles Darwin visits Hobart
GC1TA92 Ellery Creek Big Hole
GC9ZV8G Mmmmm Berries!
GC2GKK2 KATA TJUTA
GC3G0BF Coastal Erosion
GCM4WR The Sugarloaf
GCA68GR Wara Wayingga
GC1FZY0 Umpherston Sinkhole
GC8K4GF Attractive Irony!