Geocaching Around Cootamundra

Did something different today on the way home from Young and went geocaching around Cootamundra. Found four of them on the outskirts of Cootamundra in about an hour. Will have to do more of it as it was a bit of fun and we learned some local history at the same time.

Amelia Sloane put us onto it years ago – I’ve had the app on my phone for ages and thought we’d have a go. Four finds down about 2,000,000 to go! We had a really good time doing it. The bloody things aren’t easy to find. You get the exact GPS coordinates however that’s when the fun starts. You get a hint on most occasions but the hints seem to be more of a riddle than being of real assistance.

What Did We Find Geocaching Around Cootamundra

  • Hanomag – GCR1R8W4
    This one was pretty easy and involved an old tractor.
  • Beaufighter – GC1RB1P
    At the memorial for a Bristol Beaufighter that crashed and killed the two occupants during 1942. It was flying out of the RAAF training base at Cootamundra.
  • Hello There Coota 2! – GCAFK55
    Located at the Northern welcome to Cootamundra sign. It was a lot harder than we expected.
  • LKA Simply “Huddo” Simon – GC5MQRV
    Memorial to a mate near the cemetery.

Geocaching Around Cootamundra Gallery

Getting To Cootamundra

Cootamundra is situated on the Olympic Highway, not very far off the Hume Highway. It’s easily accessible when travelling between Sydney and Melbourne. It makes a great stop to break up your journey south.

Travel FromDistanceTime
Adelaide to Cootamundra978km10:28
Albury to Cootamundra238km02:24
Canberra to Cootamundra171km02:00
Melbourne to Cootamundra562km05:38
Sydney to Cootamundra379km04:01
Wagga Wagga to Cootamundra90km01:08
Young to Cootamundra48km00:36