What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt where you track down caches hidden by other players. Caches are often in spectacular places such as waterfalls, lookouts or perhaps cunningly camouflaged in a city park.
Quick Geocaching Australia Facts
- Over 9,200 caches hidden in Australia (September 2015)
- ??? registered players (September 2015)
- Currently averaging 1 new cache found every 50.47 minutes (August 2015)
- Currently averaging 1 new cache hidden every 18.46 hours (August 2015)
- Unique cache formats not offered elsewhere like Virtual cache, Locationless cache, Moveable cache and Trigpoint
Potential story angles
- Combine your love of high-tech with a passion for the outdoors
- Start Geocaching Today! You may already have all the tools you need in your bag or pocket(a GPSr unit or a GPS enabled smartphone or tablet)
- Geocaches are everywhere - you may be surprised to discover caches hiding in locations right near you
- Great fun for all ages and stages - Players include families with babies and young children right through to retirees traveling the country
- See more of Australia - Geocaching takes you to places you through you knew but never really discovered
Sample caching adventures
Past Media Coverage
We have collected previous media coverage.