A trip to the Barossa Valley, in particular Nuriootpa, would not be complete for any geocachers without a visit to November’s Cache of the Month EEBTCPGGS. A field puzzle at the posted coordinates is the creation of SnappyTomCats.
The cache was published on 9th January 2017. Since that time the cache has been found by 191 geocachers awarding it favourite points on 74% (136 FP) of those occasions. It is not hard to see why this cache won the Best Large Cache 2017 & Best Overall Cache 2017 with nominations in the Best Country Cache and the Best Mystery Cache at the Annual SAGA event.
The name of the cache will become obvious once you arrive. The challenge is to open the cache revealing the logbook and plenty of room for SWAG (Stuff We All Get i.e. swaps) and a safe haven for TRACKABLES looking to take a short rest from their journey. As evident on the cache page, under a “Write Note” logs, geocachers come by here again & again to drop off trackables.
You will need a special TOTT (Tool of the Trade) to assist with this process. If you do not have the required TOTT the friendly staff in the accompanying business Geostuff will be available, during business hours, to help and offer constructive advice.
The CO (Cache Owner) has included in the description “It is hidden in plain view but should be pretty much muggle proof, however it is in a high muggle area (at times) so please use stealth when retrieving.”
Here is a selection of logs giving accolades for this cache:
“This has to be one of the best geocaches I’ve ever seen. We had just opened the cache when another cacher turned up for it. The geostore looked so good from what we saw, pity it wasn’t open. Will have to come back another day. Thank you so much SnappyTomCats for this incredible cache.”Log by djl33
“Found your amazing award winning cache. Fantastic. Epic. Brilliant. Amazing. Loved it”Log by Stripling Warrior
“Excellent concept and construction one of the best caches I have seen in South Australia. A well deserved shonky favourite point awarded.”Log by shonkylogic
“TFTC SnappyTomCats! We saved this for our 400th find as we thought it would be special and we weren’t disappointed! Gasps of wonder when it was revealed. Followed by some shopping and a chat with the CO. A great day out caching in Nuriootpa”Log by ThePennas
Inline with Geocaching SA’s goal of promoting the past-time of Geocaching is South Australia, each month the association will be highlighting a cache that warrants recognition. There are no specific criteria, and suggestions are welcome, but final discretion lies with Geocaching SA.