Have you ever heard of Geocaching? What is it you might ask?

Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunt that’s happening right now, all around us. You use your smartphone or GPS to navigate to hidden items in different locations.

There are millions of geocaches worldwide. They’re in parks, urban areas, forests, deserts, on top of mountains, underwater – pretty much anywhere you can imagine. Believe it or not, there a quite a few in the Dural, Galston and Glenorie areas.

This a great activity for families. Kids love it and so do teenagers. If you have a competitive family, watch out! To start, you download the smartphone app and create a free account. Your smartphone will detect where you are and show you local maps with small icons showing the approximate area to start searching. When you click on your chosen geocache it will give you a short description of where to find it. For example, there are three at Fagan Park in Carrs Bush. Sometimes when you find the geocache, its just a clue or co-ordinates to the next location. Some of the comments on the app are quite amusing and there can be short stories which you have to decipher. When you finally work out the clues or co-ordinates, you will find the hidden container with a logbook inside. You record your success and move onto the next one.

Why not try this fun outdoor activity with your family and friends. Stop along the way at one of our lovely local cafes or clubs.