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Treasure Island - Geocaching On Magnetic Island

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It's great fun for the whole family, and the perfect way to see some of the best sites on Magnetic Island with our very own treasure island hunt.

For those unfamiliar with this world wide-trend geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigationalworld.

Geocaches are currently placed in over 100 countries including Antarctica. (Source: Wikipedia).

What Should I Expect To Find?
A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name.

Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (tupperware or similar) or ammo boxes can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value.

Geocaching is often described as a "game of high-tech hide and seek," sharing many aspects with benchmarking, trigpointing, orienteering, treasure-hunting, letterboxing, and waymarking.

The Game (Source: geocaching.com)

What are the rules of geocaching?

1. If you take something from inside the geocache (or "cache"), leave something of equal or greater value and NEVER remove a cache from it's original position.

2. Write about your find in the cache logbook - and replace the cache in the same place.

3. Log your experience at www.geocaching.com


There are three sites, south, east and west on Magnetic Island for geocaching enthusiasts. Each will direct you to a very special and different part of the island.

Some sites are accessible by car, but if you're walking remember to take lots of water, a hat and sunscreen.

WEST (Degree of difficulty: 2):
Geting there: By 4WD or a long bicycle trip - remember to take drinking water with you.
Limited access during wet season due to high creek levels (Mid to late Dec - March approx. Check with locals before you venture west during these times.)

NB: Sometimes this cache is moved by 'non-geocach aware' campers. Please return it to it's original coordinates if you find it out of place, thanks.

S: 19 8 1.2
E: 146 46 57.6

Happy treasure hunting!

Photo: mygeocachingadventures.com

This project was sponsored by TOBMI (Tourism Operators & Businesses Magnetic Island), for the Magnetic Island Bay Dayz Festival (Sept 2011).

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