I've cached everywhere, man
I've Cached Everywhere, Man is the largest cache series hidden in Australia. It is made up of the locations made famous by Lucky Star in the song "I've been everywhere" in 1962, lyrics by Geoff Mack.
It would appear that "I haven't exactly been everywhere" and so verses 5, 6 and 7 have been added by hookline and Trigg-A-Nomics to cover Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania. The community's grateful thanks go to those geocachers for helping to cover most of the populated (and less populated) parts of Australia.
The ICEM series is open to all geocachers to hide and find caches. If you are wanting to place a geocache at one of these locations, you should be able to check locations near you on this collaborative [Google Map].
Staying with the Free and Open nature of the Geocaching Australia website, you are free to choose any location you wish and hide a geocache there. This is not [Highlander] in that There Can Be More Than One. i.e. Just because a location already has an ICEM geocache does not restrict you from placing another one.
The only requests for this cache series are:
- Try to hide the geocache with the area described by the location. It doesn't have to be "town centre", but it shouldn't be 50km away either.
- Physical geocaches are preferred to Virtual geocaches. For remote locations where maintenance issues due to rains, floods, other acts of Gord may be encountered, you should consider whether the location is appropriate for you to place a geocache. There may be others who can visit more frequently. If extreme circumstances, you may consider a virtual geocache, but if you do, please try and make the virtual location as worthwhile to visit as you would a physical geocache.
- In line with the [Geocachers' Creed] consider the environment and any culturally sensitive areas when placing your geocache.
- If possible, add ICEM to the end of your geocache name. This will assist in determining which caches are ICEM cache "in the field" as it were.
When listing your cache at Geocaching Australia, please add ICEM to the Public Tags on your geocache. This will add the cache to the Geocaching Australia public MyQuery showing all of the caches placed.
Lithgow has now been done, but feel free to place your own cache as well.
Lyrics to "I've cached everywhere" with apologies to lyricist Geoff Mack and singer Lucky Starr (1962).
Well, I was humpin' my bluey on the dusty Oodnadatta road,
When along came a semi with a high and canvas-covered load.
(Spoken) "If you're goin' to Oodnadatta, mate, um, with me you can ride."
So I climbed in the cabin and I settled down inside.
He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand, I said
"Listen, mate, I've travelled ev'ry road in this here land."
Cos "I've cached everywhere, man,
I've cached everywhere, man.
'Cross the deserts bare, man;
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've had my share, man.
I've cached ev'rywhere.
Tullamore, Seymour, Lismore, Mooloolaba,
Nambour, Maroochydore, Kilmore, Murwillumbah,
Birdsville, Emmaville, Wallaville, Cunnamulla,
Condamine, Strathpine, Proserpine, Ulladulla,
Darwin, Gin Gin, Deniliquin, Muckadilla,
Wallumbilla, Boggabilla, Kumbarilla,
I'm a killer.
(Spoken) "Yeah but listen here, mate, have you cached in..."
I've cached in Moree, Taree, Jerilderie, Bambaroo,
Toowoomba, Gunnedah, Caringbah, Woolloomooloo,
Dalveen, Tamborine, Engadine, Jindabyne,
Lithgow, Casino, Brigalow and Narromine,
Megalong, Wyong, Tuggerawong, Wanganella,
Morella, Augathella, Brindabella, I'm the feller.
(Spoken) "Yeah, I know that, but have you cached in..."
I've cached in Wollongong, Geelong, Kurrajong, Mullumbimby,
Mittagong, Molong, Grong Grong, Goondiwindi,
Yarra Yarra, Boroondara, Wallangarra, Turramurra,
Boggabri, Gundagai, Narrabri, Tibooburra,
Gulgong, Adelong, Billabong, Cabramatta,
Parramatta, Wangaratta, Coolangatta, what's it matter?
(Spoken) "Yeah, look that's fine, but how about..."
I've cached in Ettalong, Dandenong, Woodenbong, Ballarat,
Canberra, Milperra, Unanderra, Captain's Flat,
Cloncurry, River Murray, Kurri Kurri, Girraween,
Terrigal, Fingal, Stockinbingal, Collaroy and Narrabeen,
Bendigo, Dorrigo, Bangalow, Indooroopilly,
Kirribilli, Yeerongpilly, Wollondilly, don't be silly.
GCA Verse 5 by hookline
I've cached in Narrogin, Leeuwin, Corrigin, Carnarvon
Kalbarri, Kalgoorlie, Narembeen, Geraldton
Burrup, Manjimup, Munglinup, Kununurra
Gillingarra, Badgingarra, Meekatharra, Peedamulla
Albany, Jindalee, Karijini, Yalgoo
Bindoon, Mingenew, Ningaloo... cached there too!
GCA Verse 6 by hookline
I've cached in Ulverstone, Dulverton, Smithton, Burnie,
Queenstown, George Town, Campbell Town, Swansea
Lilydale, Scottsdale, Berriedale, Bicheno
Rosebury, Fentonbury, Dodges Ferry, Jericho
Cockle Creek, Lake Leake, Sisters Creek, Winneleah
Wayatinah, Poatina, Tulendeena... yeah, I've cached there!
GCA Verse 7 by Trigg-A-Nomics
I've cached in Tarlee, Marree, Waikerie, Yongala,
Coobowie, Terowie, Nangwarry, Barmera,
Woomera, Virginia, Wudinna, Kyancutta
Alice Springs, Spalding, Iron Knob, Curramulka
Pine Creek, Leigh Creek, Tennant Creek, Oodnadatta
Taperoo, Jabiru, Buckleboo, Orroroo!
GCA Verse 8 by geono
I've cached in Dunedoo, Cockatoo, Boolaroo, Bundanoon,
Maida Vale, Armidale, Eungai Rail, Brigadoon,
Bundalong, Wonglepong, Cooranbong, Charleville,
Tallarook, Coopernook, Donnybrook, Daisy Hill,
Sandy Bay, Binnaway, Cammeray, Marble Bar,
Nemingha, Wallabadah, Toogoolawah, I've been far!
I've cached here, there, ev'rywhere, I've cached ev'rywhere.
(Spoken) "Okay, mate, you've cached in ev'ry place except one, and ya don't need my help t'get there."
(Sound of door slamming and truck driving off.)