The ultimate treasure hunt

Here's a great reason for the kids to keep their eyes on the phone! Think GPS navigation meets treasure hunt, with an unseen global community of hunters who stick to a secret code to keep the "caches" hidden.

Take the phone outdoors and let the kids navigate to over 2,500 hidden containers called geocaches in and around the Hutt Valley.

Download the free geocaching app, and you'll be surprised how many caches have been hidden around you.

Charge up the phone, pack a picnic and soon be telling each other “15 metres away… now 3 metres over that way…!”

How many can you and the kids find in a day. It's a great way to explore all our tracks and trails.

Geocaches come in all different shapes, sizes and difficulties. The world’s sixth oldest geocache can be found in Wainuiomata Recreation Area.

The kids will love joining a global tribe of hunters and following a geocaching “code of conduct” to throw others off potential finds and keep the treasure hidden so they can live in public places.

 

To get you started we've aded in another code:

We’ve given you an additional hint to find the small geocache at Percy’s Flour Mill - otherwise known as the water wheel at Percy Reserve. 

"1fg zvpeb pnpur vf haqre gur jnyxjnl arne jngrejurry, ba jngrejurry fvqr."

Code key: (letter above equals below, and vice versa)
A  B C D E F G H  I  J  K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z