Geocaching - a World Wide Treasure Hunt for Everyone!

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game that is played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with a GPS or smartphone.

Geocaching.com logoPlayed by all types of people, the basic idea is to use a GPS or smartphone to locate a hidden container – called a geocache – then share your experience online with the rest of the world!

Geocaching bridges the gap between technology and active play. It can be combined with virtually any outdoor activity and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities.

It’s a great way to bring friends and family together while having fun and enjoying unstructured, free-range play. Why not make it a part of your next family outing, holiday or sports club event, or set up your own geocache and watch how many people find it?

Read a great blog on how to get started geocaching with your family here...

To get you started

Nature Play WA has placed eight kid-friendly geocaches in the Perth metro area:

There is no need to restrict yourself to these geocaches though.  There are over two million geoaches hidden worldwide and several of these are likely to be right in your neighbourhood.  To find more geocaches near you, visit www.geocaching.com.  It's free, it's easy and kids love it!

 

NATURE PLAY WA GPS UNITS FOR HIRE

Nature Play WA is re-developing a new GPS hire program. Check back soon!

Geocaching in the classroom

Nature Play WA has created a series of geocaching lesson plans for the classroom.  They are specifically for Year 6 students to support our annual Nature Play Geo-Challenge event, but can easily be modified for other year levels.

Need more info?

For more information on geoaching, visit these links:

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