Getting started with geocaching
- Download the app, check the map for a local find and start hunting.
- Read the activity log first. You don’t want to go searching for a cache that has been missing for months.
- Pack lots of snacks and drinks and wear sturdy shoes.
- Take care of the natural environment and look out for snakes in Summer!
Reasons my family enjoys geocaching
- It can be easily integrated into other hobbies – bushwalking, playground visits, photography, travel, even Pokemon hunting! We often stop for a quick geocache on our way home from outings and after-school activities.
- Geocaching takes us to new areas that we would not otherwise know about or visit.
- Variety! Geocaches come in a huge variety of TYPES and SIZES for beginners and experienced geocachers.
Some of our finds from the Cockburn area
If you try geocaching and enjoy it…
- Upgrade to the premium app. It is less than $40 a year (much cheaper than most family activities!) and will open up thousands of caches worldwide.
- Check out an introductory webpage such as Geocaching 101 and learn the lingo.
- Borrow a beginner’s guide from our libraries.
- Start thinking of ways to create your own ‘hide’ (our first one was a plastic tube tucked into a hole in a log)
Geocaching is an exciting and fun game for adults and kids of all ages. Get outside and give it a go! You might even find a geocache at one of the Cockburn Libraries 😉
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