June Long Weekend Event has been the running since 2002. the longest running annual geocaching event in Australia.
If you would like to become a Member and receive our one off complimentry gift box , click below to find out more.
Feel free to Contact Us anytime by clicking on the link below. One of our committee members will be in touch soon.
“The Great Leap Forward”
This event has now reached MEGA status.
Woodville South Community Club, 108 Ledger Rd, Woodville South SA 5011
This Geocaching Event is being held on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people and we wish to acknowledge them as Traditional Owners. We would also like to pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that the Kaurna people have been an integral part of the history of the region.
The GeocachingSA committee who hosted Oz Mega 2014 Murray Bridge and GeoVenture2020 are pleased to invite you to Adelaide, South Australia for Australia’s most unique geocaching event on 29th February 2024.
Registration for the event is free.
Check out our online store for all our MEGA merchandise
Join us for a day of leaping fun and games on this special day.
“The Great Leap Forward”
What is the Adventure Lab app?
Adventure Lab is a new app and platform in development from the team at Geocaching HQ that allows you to create, play and share unique outdoor scavenger hunts, experiences, and games. There are currently over 50,000 public Adventures available worldwide. The Adventure Lab® app guides players through the process of finding clues, solving puzzles, and completing Adventures one Location at a time. If you’re already a Geocaching member, these stages count as caches towards your Geocaching account’s statistics and total finds.
For more information
It’s been an exciting year full of friendships, laughs, and wonderful memories. As 2023 comes to a close, we know that many more memories await us in 2024.
Rather than write off the past, we want to take a moment to reminisce on the moments—and people—that made this year so special. More than ever, the geocaching community has created a sense of connection. Whether it was designing caches during Maker Magic, cleaning up community spaces at a CITO Event, grabbing some popcorn for GIFF, or attending one of the dozens of global Mega-Events, geocachers were there, making connections and lifelong friendships.
We invite you to celebrate memories, friendships, and the geocaching community with two new geocaching souvenirs. It’s time to say “Farewell to 2023” and “Greetings from 2024” and start a whole new adventure!
How can I earn each souvenir?
Earn Farewell to 2023 by finding any geocache, attending an Event, or completing an Adventure Lab® Location from December 24–31.
Earn Greetings from 2024 by finding any geocache, attending an Event, or completing an Adventure Lab® Location from January 1–8.
What geocaches count for the souvenir?
All Event Caches
What about Adventure Lab® Locations?
Don’t worry, Adventure Lab® Locations count for the souvenirs!
I’m ready to earn the souvenirs! Where are the geocaches?
Check out the map to see geocaches near you!
No matter where you’ve been or where you’re going, home will always be with the community that surrounds and uplifts you. We encourage you to reflect on those special people in your life and reminisce together about the amazing adventures you’ve had!
Get a 2024 holiday trackable free with purchase!
It’s that time of year when trackable lovers around the world rejoice: Shop Geocaching is ready to reveal the limited-edition holiday season trackable! Get in the holiday spirit with this year’s snowman Travel Bug®, perfect for sending on a wintry geocaching mission. For geocachers in the US and Canada, you’ll receive one trackable for every $25 spent on a purchase from Shop Geocaching.For those outside the US and Canada, many of our international retailers are also participating in this holiday tradition. Check their websites to learn more about how they are offering these trackables. The holiday trackables are only available as a giveaway with a purchase from Shop Geocaching or a participating retailer. Some restrictions may apply, check individual retailers for details.
Geocaching SA Committee
Chairperson: Christian Richards (Chrispy89)
Vice Chairperson: Candice Blayney (Travellinbees)
Secretary: Janine McMahon (Skuzzybear)
Treasurer: Garry Hales (honeysucker)
Membership Officer: Garry Hales (honeysucker)
Newsletter: Heather Walker (hevwalker)
Web Page: John Mayger (JEM)
Graeme Rawlins (OZGrumpy)
Mark Nieass (Hurtle)
Dianne Baxter (SnappyTomCats)
Sef van den Nieuwelaar (Cache_or_Check)
GIFF 2023: Award winners, wrap-up, and upcoming intermission
Congratulations to chooknchunk from Australia
This year’s People’s Choice winner is…
Geocare – Home for the Aged Geocacher from Australia
Congratulations to the filmmaker chooknchunk!
Geocare – Home for the Aged Geocacher is a hilarious glimpse into the future of geocaching. This lighthearted film shows a group of elderly geocacher residents as they attempt, with the help of their nurses, to find a newly-published geocache. Relatable, witty, and containing a surprise twist, this film resonates with many dedicated geocachers and was by far a fan favorite.
Here’s what some People’s Choice voters had to say about this film:
“Really funny with a great twist at the end!”
“Thank you for sharing a glimpse into the future. My closest geocaching friends & I now have a place to retire!”
“Each and every geocacher is getting older every day! This film seemed to resonate with each watching geocacher. Here’s hoping that aged care facilities will, from here on, provide geocaching to their residents!”
Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all the filmmakers for contributing to an amazing season of GIFF fun. See the winners for yourself and watch all the GIFF 2023 finalist films.
GC9FAVE. Discover while Geocaching, Available until 31st December 2023.
What is CITO
Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002,
CITO has helped preserve cache-friendly spaces.
A CITO can be any activity that you can do while geocaching and at any time of the year however CITO events are
a great way to catch up with other geocachers while helping to improve the environment we use as our
geocaching game board – The Earth.
Hosting a CITO
Some activities can involve but not limited to:
• Picking up rubbish
• Weed eradication
• Tree planting
• Habitat restoration
• Graffiti Removal
• Trail building
1. Pick a location and Date
2. Pick an Activity
3. Fill out the event cache submission form
4. Wait for the event to be published
5. Once the event is published, let people know about it
6. On the day of the event ensure you arrive early and
that all attendees are instructed on what is needed to
be done. Log your event and thank attendees.
For further information on CITO events head to the blog on Geocaching.com
Pictured aboveMilicent CITO event
21 October 2023, 10:30 - 12:30 SA Review Session Playford Baptist Church 19-21 Haydown Road (Sampson Road) Elizabeth Grove SA A 2-hour information session held at the Playford Baptist Church on Saturday the 21st of October from 10:30am until 12:30pm. This event will...
Hi All Don't forget our Geocaching South Australia's AGM is coming up on the 22nd of October 2023 at 11am. Remember to have voting rights you need to be a financial member. If you aren't you still have time by clicking the link.....
The SAGA is back after a 2 year hiatus. In 2021 the SAGA committee decided to pause the event after 10 successful years. The event needed a rethink as voting numbers had declined. The committee recently met again and decided to re-launch the SAGA, but no longer as an...