HI-TECH HIDE ‘N’ SEEK
WANT a fun way to explore the great outdoors? Then give geocaching a go, a sport that takes treasure hunters to some of the most amazing parts of the world, including many unknown areas across Tropical North Queensland. Geocaching involves the use of GPS to find hidden containers, called caches, at set locations all over the world marked by co-ordinates that are shared online by the sport’s participants. Caches, which are hidden by other enthusiasts, take many shapes and forms, ranging from World War II ammunition containers, through to fake rocks. Caches usually hold a log book for people to sign to prove they have found it. Geocaching is best carried out by downloading the Geocaching app, available through geocaching.com, Apple’s iTunes store or Google play.
Register a free account and then click on a cache to find, following the clues when you reach the destination. A quick glance at the app reveals there are about 300 secret geocaches across Cairns, ranging from Palm Cove to Behana Gorge. Many geocaches, particularly in the Far North, are designed to teach users about local sites of environmental, cultural or historical significance, such as the Avenue of