Haere mai, haere mai. Welcome to New Zealand’s first-ever MEGA Geocaching Event, hosted by the New Zealand Recreational GPS Society.
It’s time to plan your visit to New Zealand’s picturesque Southern city of Dunedin, over Labour Weekend 2012, for three days of MEGA geocaching fun with hundreds of old and new friends.
New Zealand’s Labour Weekend: Friday 19th – Monday 22nd October 2012.
Labour Weekend is a holiday weekend, with Monday 22nd being a Public Holiday.
Dunedin, Otago. The South Island’s second largest city by population is best known as the home of Otago University, but also boasts spectacular sightseeing and historic wonders – as well as some of the country’s best fashion designers and shopping.
Visitors flock to Dunedin for the wealth of sporting opportunities, heritage landmarks and local wildlife. Highlights include: Larnach Castle – New Zealand’s only ‘real’ castle; Historic Dunedin Railway Station and spectacular Taieri Gorge Railway; Speights Brewery ; and the windswept Otago Peninsula – the site of the only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere and the perfect place to spot New Zealand fur seals, yellow-eyed penguins and their little blue cousins.
Official DunedinNZ Promotional Video.
Further afield, but still less than half a day’s drive through spectacular scenery, are the rich brown landscapes of the Central Otago farming and wine district, and the popular tourist resorts of Queenstown and Wanaka. Queenstown and Wanaka are both former gold-rush towns that are now world famous for their year-round adventure sports and outdoor recreation options.
Waiora Scout Camp in bush clad Silverstream Valley.
Located just 15 minutes drive from Dunedin’s city centre, this campground was chosen for its modern facilities – including cabins and a commercial kitchen – as well as plenty of outdoor space for all the exciting MEGA activities planned.
Best of all, nestled amongst the beautiful bush and parkland that make up the neighbouring SIlverstream Forest and Whare Flat Scenic Reserve, are dozens of geocaches waiting to be found. In fact, there are some 730 geocaches within a 50km radius of the venue.
Here are a couple of pages that have some information that people have been asking about.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Registration information
- Accommodation information
- GPS Maps - Garmin to start with, but may be helpful for trip planning
- Newsletter 7 - August 2012
- Newsletter 6 - August 2012
- Newsletter 5 - July 2012
- Newsletter 4 - July 2012
- Newsletter 3 - May 2012
- Newsletter 2 - February 2012
- Newsletter 1 - January 2012