Join a world-wide treasure hunt
Geocaching is an any day, any time adventure that can take you to amazing and beautiful places, including a Sunshine Coast Council library.
The real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game uses GPS coordinates for treasure hunters to navigate, using GPS devices such as a smartphone and an app, to find the geocache (container or treasure chest) hidden at that location.
And our local libraries have joined the hunt.
Director of Community Services Coralie Nichols said there were more than two million geocaches hidden around the world and thanks to a local geocaching expert one of council’s library branches has its own cache and related clues.
“We believe this is the first cache to be hidden inside a library in Queensland, although we are not completely certain, as the whole point of geocaching is to keep cache locations a secret,” she said.
“Most caches are hidden in the great outdoors but the library cache is a rare indoors one. The GPS functionality of the cache search stops working once you move inside.
“The first leg of the library geocaching journey brings geocachers only as far as the front garden of the library where a clue has been hidden. This clue then leads them inside the library to the next clue.”