Geocaching in Three Springs
What is Geocaching
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor adventure that is happening all the time, all around the world. To play, participants use the Geocaching app on their smartphone and/or a GPS device to navigate to hidden containers called geocaches. It is sort of like a treasure hunt.
To get started, go to geocaching.com and create a free basic account. Download the free Geocaching® app to your smartphone.
Use the free Geocaching® app or Geocaching.com to search for geocaches near your location. You can click on the Location button to see what is close to you or you can click on Geocache and type in the GC code.
Once you find a geocache, open it up and sign the logbook.
You may discover some trade or swag items (small toys, keychains, trinkets) inside the geocache. The general rule of thumb is if you take something, leave something of equal or greater value. Then, place the container back exactly how you found it and log your visit through the app.
Check out more about geocaching: https://youtu.be/vuFiLhhCNww
Three Springs-Arrino RSL (Returned Soldiers League) have placed a Heritage Trail in the district. The trail, consisting of 8 caches, runs from Arrino in the north to the northern boundary of the Coorow Shire in the south. The trail gives insights into the early history of the district, particularly in relation to WWI.
There is a QR Code in each of the heritage trail containers. Scan this with your phone to find information about the site (you must have a QR reading app on your phone). The trail was launched in time for the 100th centenary of Armistice Day, complete with a quiz.
The trail can be completed in any order and will give a brief background as to the changes to this area as a result of WW1.
Talc Mine Earth Cache
Earth caches are virtual caches that have a geological significance. The cacher usually has to perform a task which teaches him/her an educational lesson about the earth science of the cache area. There is an Earth cache at the Talc Mine lookout. You need to answer questions and submit a photo of yourself and your GPS (or smart phone) in order to log the cache.