Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
The caches can be found in all sorts of weird and wonderful locations and can vary in size and appearance. They might be in a small tin or plastic container, or hidden inside a tree hollow or beneath a piece of bark. And there are geocaches located all over the planet.
Geocaching Australia explains how to go geocaching. Go to the website to choose a geocache. You can click on the map for your state, move the map to your home location then select a geocache or enter your postcode or suburb in the search box and click ‘Search Now’.
The rules are simple.
Here are the tools you need to go geocaching:
You will need a GPS device or a GPS-enabled smartphone so that you can navigate to the cache. To log your adventure online you will need to create an account that identifies your geocaching name. Access to Geocaching Australia is free and open so no payment is needed to go geocaching.
To learn more visit www.geocaching.com.au.