The Red Centre Experience a Geocaching Event in Alice Springs

Itinerary

 A Meet n Greet event to kick off the upcoming long weekend's geocaching event.

When:  Wednesday, 12 April from 5pm to 6pm

Location: Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Road, Alice Springs

PLACE A WILL ATTEND AT GC72T92

Official Event Itinerary 2017

      

 

Day 1  : Thursday 13th April

                     

 

7.30 AM/ Donerstag Event OFFSITE: GC728YQ  https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC728YQ_alice-donerstag-2017April 13 is Donnerstag Day in Germany and we can all earn a souvenir just by attending an event so please come and join us at

National Road Transport Hall of Fame

Main CarPark, Norris Bell Ave, Alice Springs

TIME: 7.30 - 8.00am

For those of you in Alice Springs, here is a chance to get your Dönerstag Signal the Frog® souvenir early in the morning.

Kyzabra, SVKR_WA & Granett will be here fromk 7.00am so would love to catch up before a big days caching.

We are looking forward to seeing you all there

ONSITE OFFICIAL OPENING 8.00AM

8.00 AM:  Registration area and all Geocaching stalls open. Coffee and Food stalls open.Security is now on the main gates for 24 hours a day from 8 am today through to 2 pm Easter Monday.

Each registered team will receive a free unique car flag with their own Team name featured at the top of the flag.(Example above ). A huge flag area of 45cm wide by 30cm high, double strength 200D Knitted Polyester and large 50 cm high firm flag pole especially custom made for the 100km/h areas, will be a memento of the event . The flag lodges on drivers side window glass and wedges up into the top groove as  window closes high up.

8.00 AM:  Free Wi-Fi area open. Get all your Tourism info and locals maps from the Tourism stall &Hit the trails and find those caches.

12-2 PM:  Hall of Fame Catering open. Food Vendors all open. Get out caching.

5.00 PM:  First official meet n greet. Unique "SINGLES "  meet and greet to organise a tag-along with others. 

5.00 PM:  First OfficialPathtag swapping session.  All in giant marquee.

5.00 PM:  Hall of Fame Catering open for all nightly meals. Plus coffee vendors.

7.00 PM:  Family movie night on the large outdoor screen. 6 Oscar award nominations 

             LION

Storyline

 

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. 

 

   

     

 


Day 2 : Good Friday 14th April

 

  8.00 AM:  Registration area open and all Geocaching stalls open.                                                 

  8.00 AM:  Breakfast food stalls and coffee vendors open.Free Wi-Fi area open.

  9.00 AM:  Good Friday meet n greet and pathtag swap (90 mins).

9.00 AM:  Check out the Tourism van -obtain your info & Go caching all day in the great outdoors.

12.00 PM:  Hall of Fame catering open.Fish choices available.

 12.30 PM:  Authentic bead making session open to all .Hands on conducted by the indigenous 

Arrernte Group. Free.All participants keep the beads.

  2.00PM:   Project GC seminar by Breht- Kyzabra ( 1 hour )FREE.

  3.30 PM:  A unique hands on Boomerang Dot Painting Session. All participants supplied a raw boomerang and your own original dot painting design conducted. Participants keep the boomerangs.A rare experience. (1 hr).FREE

  5.00 PM:  Meet n Greet / Socialising/Pathtag swapping/MUNZEE EVENT -ALL AT MARQUEE(1hr).

  5:00 PM:  Hall of Fame Catering open for dinner.Fish choices available.

6.00pm: Traditional Arrernte Face Painting for the kids- Grandstand Area 6pm-8.30PM.

  7.00 PM:  Official Grand Opening by the the Minister for Territory families, the Hon Dale Wakefield MLA, at                      at main Grandstand.  

  7.00 PM:  Official Group Photo of attendees.

 

  7.30 PM:  Entertainment  :Tinkerbee Eastern and Central Arrernte Dance group: Traditional songs and dances will be performed by the Arrernte dancers. A traditional welcoming ceremony will welcome all Geocachers to country.

 

 Didgeridoo Players, Dancers, Firelights,Singers, Storytellers, Choreographers, Traditional Painters, Musicians, and also provides Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremonies.

                 

 


Day 3: Easter Saturday, 15th April.

 

  8.00 AM:  Registration seating area open together with all Geocaching vendors. 

  8.00 AM:  Breakfast food stalls and coffee vendors open.Free Wi-Fi area open.Go caching !

 10.00 AM to 4 PM :   Scenic helicopter rides available all day from the main oval.

3 passengers per trip $70 p.p. Appreciation scenic flights of 8 minutes over the greater Alice Springs area and views of the McDonnell Ranges . Bookings and payment at the oval check in desk on the day.   Cash only payment on oval.  

      

10.00 AM:  Meet the reviewers in conjunction with the indoor screen (1 hr).FREE

11.30 AM:  Create an Earthcache session on large indoor screen (1 hr), by Geoff-gjm3191.

  

  2.00 PM:  GPS Functions Seminar presented by Garmin.FREE

  3.00 PM:  Movie Session TBA- Large indoor screen (90mins).

  5.00 PM:  Meet n Greet (1 hr).

  7.00 PM:  Julie Fletcher Geocaching Photograghy outdoor Seminar and Show. FREE

 

    

  8.00 PM:  Wildlife Show " Live "on the outdoor stage (90 mins).FREE

Presented by Rex from The Reptile Centre. A unique show featuring many local animals and creatures live on stage.

 

                                                       

           

                                             


Day 4 : Easter Sunday, 16th April.

 

  8.00 AM: Registration open and Geocaching stalls. Breakfast food stalls and vendors open.

  9.00 AM: Kids Easter Egg Hunt.   Main oval.FREE

10:00 AM: Car Grand Parade of with Team Flags through the CBD (1hr).  Then , go caching !

  6.00 PM: All Competitions Close

  7.00 PM: Closing Ceremony. All Prizes Awarded.

  7.30 PM: Final Night  Entertainment. Wolfpack Amadeus.FREE

  8.15 PM: Intermission 15 minute break. Raffle,Stall and all comp prizes awarded.

  9.15 PM: Fireworks Spectacular choreographed to final 2 songs performed live.FREE

      

 


Day 5 : Easter Monday, 17th April.

 

* Only food stalls open.

10:00am Event closes- onsite camping permitted after the event

10.00AM FAREWELL EVENT GC72JF9

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Deaf Australia Geocaching

Farewell

Come and join us for an hour at 10am for a last get together

before we say farewell and head off on our separate journeys home.

Lucky Door Prize Donated by Everlasting

check regularly for updates

  

 

The Telegraph Station has put on a special deal for Geocachers,as per the image above. Normally $13.50 per adult, there is a special for only $6 which gains entry to the facility.

 

For all early arrivals there will be an extra bonus if you are in Alice on Sunday 9th of April. The Alice Springs Desert Park is having a 20th Birthday celebration with a free Open Day to all people. Open from 7.30 am till 6 pm. This FREE day normally costs $32 for adults. Included in the day will be talks and presentations, a kids activity zone with face painting and science area,food stalls,birthday cake cutting, and the legendary Ted Egan AO on entertainment.

 

Any queries please use the Contact link

 


 

 

The Central Australian Tourism mobile van onsite each day will assist  your bookings  for rides at Pyndan Camel Tracks for 5 days from Thursday 13 th April to Easter Monday 17th April.

More details will be released later on bookings. All the details can been seen here at cameltracks.com

Pyndan Camel Tracks is the only camel riding tour operator in Alice Springs. A sunset camel ride against the backdrop of the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges near Alice Springs is a signature Red Centre experience.

 

Marcus ‘The Camel Man’ Williams has almost 30 years experience working with camels all over the Outback as well as in Broome, India, Malaysia and Brunei. Pyndan Camel Tracks is a family-run business and all our cameleers and camels are well trained.

Pyndan Camel Tracks offers one hour camel rides at 12noon, 230pm or sunset for up to 16 people. We include free transfers from Alice Springs accommodation or self-drive only 15 minutes from CBD and visit the nearby Simpson's Gap.

                                  

 

Our three-hour morning camel ride is available for group bookings of 8 persons or more to spend more time getting to know your camel and venturing further into the majestic MacDonnell Ranges. Inquire about our custom-made group camel tours with optional catering and workshops.

See unique Australian animals like kangaroos and other native wildlife as you experience the true beauty of the Red Centre. Our camels are well trained and gentle, each with their own endearing personality. We are situated in the beautiful White Gums Valley, among the MacDonnell Ranges, explored during our camel rides. Visit our ‘camel lounge’ to learn about camels, browse our camel-themed souvenirs, admire camel artwork and camel collectables, observe the camels at home in their yards, and enjoy the peace and serenity of Outback Australia. Free tea, coffee and water at the Camel Lounge!