Category Archive: Australia

Campaign Teaser: Buy A New Geo-Shirt

Don’t expect Craig Bartlett to give you the shirt off his back; the Australian geocacher would much rather sell you a copy.
Bartlett (GC handle: AlliedOz) launched his popular ‘Geocaching Tools of the Trade’ T-shirt in December 2012, selling 300 units online in a less than a month. Now he’s back on crowdfunding website Teespring for a third run.

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Geocaching’s New Celebrity X-Man

If, as the X-Men’s Wolverine says, he really is “the best there is” at what he does, we geocachers are in BIG trouble.
Hugh Jackman – the Hollywood star best known for playing the clawed mutant in the hit film franchise – has taken up our hobby.

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The New Kids On The Pathtag Block

Australia’s Sandra and Aaron Block were bored; not of geocaching, but with the options for showcasing their new pathtag obsession.

A clear winner: The first demonstration model of the Blocks’ pathtag boards.So the husband and wife (GC handle: highrod) decided to produce their own “funky” display boards to sell online. The result was a national first; a simple but stylish design that puts the focus firmly on the pathtag collection it holds.

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O.C.B Pathtag Makes Its Debut

Corrine Pressnell of the Aussie Pathtag Club is full of beans today …

A few hours ago, she publicly unveiled the first official Original Can of Beans pathtag, finally revealing the design chosen by Jeff Holliday (Team360) to represent his iconic stash item.

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Hop To It With Ester Geo Bunnie

While Secret Geo Santa takes a well-deserved holiday, a new childhood hero has hopped onto the scene just in time for Easter.

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On The Trail Of An (Almost) Original Slingshot

Benjamin Louws is missing a vital piece of geocaching equipment – a slingshot. Obviously, this isn’t your everyday geo-kitbag item – unless, like the Australian geocacher, you’re trying to create a near “museum-quality” replica of the first cache, Dave Ulmer‘s Original Stash (GCGV0P). Louws (GC handle: The Talent) has spent the last six months researching …

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Project APE Search: Mission Impossible?

The Australian player who claimed the FTF on his hometown Project APE cache rates the chances of finding that container 11 years on. When Glenn Capuano fired up his GPSr on July 14, 2001, little did he know he was about to star in Australia’s geo-history. Forty minutes later, he had the FTF on GC1958 …

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Project APE: From The Film Archives

Thanks to Australia’s Kevin Burfitt, It’s Not About The Numbers has unearthed footage of Project APE: Mission Eight for your viewing pleasure … The Victoria games producer (GC handle: Zaph) and partner Erica were the second to find this promotional cache back in July 2001, also snapping these photos of their night-time visit to GC1958. The …

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$500 Reward For Project APE Caches

Carl Jones isn’t monkeying around … So keen is the owner of Australian webstore Geostuff to track down his country’s two Project APE caches that he’s put up an A$500 reward (NZ$631) for each. “These two caches are an important piece of history and of significant interest to the sport of geocaching, so Geostuff.com.au is offering …

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Photo Essay: Xtremely Addicted

GUEST BLOG Geocaching may be the most extreme sport ever invented – if done right. My name’s Handy Andy Pandy and I’m here to show you how to xtreme cache! Don’t try any of this at home (unless you’re awesome) … Xtreme caching takes a lot of preparation and equipment, especially if you plan to photograph …

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