At Ingenia Holidays, we meet guests with all sorts of hobbies and interests. One of the more fascinating past times is geocaching. Have you heard of it?

As children, we enjoyed hunting for things and geocaching taps into the thrill of the search. Geocaching is like a high-tech treasure hunt where you use a GPS to find caches hidden by others. A lot of people describe it as addictive fun!

Fans of geocaching use map coordinates and a GPS-enabled device to find geocaches all over the country, in all sorts of terrain. This includes hundreds of sites throughout Queensland and New South Wales. (You can find out about Geocaches via websites like Geocaching Australia’s site).

Caches can come in different shapes, sizes and formats – which is part of the fun. However, a geocache cannot be buried – it should not need a shovel to retrieve it. When you find a cache, there should also be a “log” which you can sign or initial to record that you found the cache.

Geocaching can take you around the countryside, walking through all sorts of environments and terrains, including hiking and climbing. Be sure to consider the safety aspects of hunting for your cache.

Above all, it’s about the desire to search for something elusive, a love of the great outdoors, and a desire to be active. And it’s free.