Cache QLD – Highlight 01

NEWS FLASH: Pacman ❤️ Dinosaurs

Wait, what?! No, this is not some kind of weird love story, well not in the traditional sense.  What we have here is a love of geocaching, puzzles, Geo-Art and the beautiful Dayboro and surrounds.  Yes, all three of these Geo-Arts are in the immediate vicinity of our event location, Dayboro.  Have a read about them and then get to solving, you’ve got plenty of time before the Cache QLD event in Easter 2021. 

Click here to go to a public booklist of these Geo-Arts:- Pacman, We ❤️Geo, Geosaurus

Pacman Series

The Pacman Geo-Art was published in September of 2016 by 4ando.  It comprises of 26 mystery puzzles based on the golden age of arcade games in the late 1970’s to early 1980’s.  With 26 puzzles you will find one for every letter in the alphabet ranging from Asteroids right through to Zaxxon and of course includes the series title Pacman.

The difficulty rating range on this series is from 1.5 – 4 and the terrain ratings are 1.5 – 2.5 so you can leave your kayaks and ladder home (or at your accommodation).  At the time of this article there has been almost 2000 find on the series.  The most challenging cache with only 53 finds seems to be Terra Cresta – are you able to solve and find this cache?

The finals for these caches will take you, not only around town, but out into the local countryside where you will be able to enjoy the quiet country roads, meet some friendly cows, maybe a local or two and of course let’s not forget the fantastic scenery.

Pacman Series – Photos courtesy of Cache QLD Committee Members

“After setting up camp at the Dayboro Showgrounds for a few days we are having a wonderful time meandering around this beautiful area.  A wonderful variety of hides and we love the creative ones.  The scenery to the Glasshouse mountains and coast is just stunning.  We much appreciate the effort put into arranging the puzzle caches.  Thank you 4ando for placement of this cache and adding to our enjoyment of the area”
Liz and Bruce
16th November 2018

We ❤️ Geo

Orange Crew showed his love for the game with this Geo-Art published in September 2016 in the shape of a love heart.  We can’t say it any better than he did so we are going to steal our description of the art straight from his cache pages 🙂

‘The puzzles have a variety of difficulty ratings so there’s something for everyone to solve and find, and the containers are mostly big enough to hold trackables and swaps for kids.  There are a variety of placement types, including tree climbs so check the attributes.’

The difficulty ratings range from 1 – 4 with terrain ratings from 1.5 – 3.5.  With close to 2000 find on this series (at time of writing) you can see that there is a lot of love for this Geo-Art as well.  Again, the finals for these caches are local to Dayboro and they will certainly help you fall further in love with the area as you travel around the region picking up solved smiles.

We ❤️ Geo – Photos courtesy of Cache QLD Committee Members

“We were intrigued with this cache.  It wasn’t what we were expecting but checked it anyway and it made us smile.  Thanks for the enjoyment we are getting from this series of caches and the drive is lovely.  Cheers and happy caching”
Aussie Liahona
30 May 2018

Geosaurus

Orange Crew was back at the Geo-Art game when in February 2017 he introduced us all to Geosaurus.  A friendly dinosaur who lurks in the hills behind Dayboro hiding his containers of trinkets and concealing their locations with the clever use of cryptic puzzles.  Our reviewer, Ministro, gave us locals something to do by publishing the series when we were all stuck inside after cyclone Debbie, giving us some precious solving time before it was safe to hit the streets.

All in all there are 40 containers with difficulties ratings ranging from 1 – 4.5 and terrain ratings from 1 – 4.5.  A check of the attributes and you will discover that there are a few tree climbs here so be prepared.  A quick heads up that there is a 4WD only road for one or two of the caches, but if you park your car you are easily able to make the walk down and back or up and down depending on which one you’re doing.  This series will take you not only around town but further out from Dayboro as well.  There are some stunning locations in which to grab photos, so we strongly suggest you bring a camera.

Geosaurus – Photos courtesy of Cache QLD Committee Members

“I had fun solving this one.  Never knew this was a thing! At GZ kcramber, jodsta83 and I were completely baffled.  We were NOT going to DNF this last Geosaurus cache, but hope was fading.  Jodsta83 donned her high-vis vest and it must have been the lucky charm because she found it after that! How did we miss that?! Last one for the series so we had a little celebration.  Thank you so much for the series, Orange Crew.  We had a blast!!”
Swearah
14 December 2019

WHAT’S NEXT: Our first official Newsletter will be published on the 20th of January.  In this edition we will talk a little more about our host location of Dayboro, introduce you to someone very important and invite you to the first competition of the event!  Going forward our Cache QLD Highlight will be delivered on the 1st of each month and our Newsletter on the 15th.

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