Latest Release:
12/28/2013
Version: 1.5
Price: Free
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Henry and the Boomer 

  • Average Rating: 5 stars
  • Created by: Tyreless
  • Submitted by: Premium Member Tyreless
  • Start at:  S 33° 47.985 E 151° 16.466
  • Location: New South Wales, Australia
  • Play Time: 2 to 3 hours
  • Date Added: 3/7/2013 4:59 PM
  • Last Updated: 12/28/2013 3:06 PM
  • Downloads: 192
  • Completions: 9

A mix of RPG action and a tour of Manly. You might even learn a bit of history. Geocaching.com Code GC46RJ2

About This Cartridge

Henry Gilbert Smith is known as The Father of Manly. He developed Manly for 25 years in the mid-late 1800s, donating many of its parks, building churches, hotels and houses, layout out the streets, and planting trees and gardens.

Henry has a problem. He has lost his kangaroo, Boomer. Together with his 9 year old nephew, Tommy, you will take a stroll through Manly, meet some of the locals, learn a bit about the history of Manly, and solve the mystery of the missing kangaroo.

The adventure should take around 2 hours and involves a leisurely 3km walk. It is all paved and nearly all of it is level so it is suited to all ages. If you want to you can look at some of the historical photographs and information built into the game at stops along the way, or you can ignore all the heritage guff and just play the game.

Now, where is that kangaroo? 

Starting Location

Fairlight Beach 

Recent Cartridge Logs:

Groundspeak Premium Member vk2df played it on 1/9/2017

Rating: 5 stars

We have been geocaching for almost 3 years, but have never done a Wherigo cache because we lacked the necessary tech equipment to run the Wherigo games. But we recently acquired an ipad (with GPS) so could finally have a go. This was to be our first ever Wherigo cache so, after loading the app and cartridge, we all headed down to Manly to try it out.

Found a parking spot in Bolingbroke Parade, and then walked down to the starting coords. Followed the instructions and found ourselves heading off on a really fun little adventure around Manly. Being long-time locals most of the information, and all of the locations, were already familiar to us, but it was fun answering the questions and figuring out the mini puzzles. Geoson#1 said it was very “Professor Layton” (computer game) like, which was an aspect he really enjoyed.

Anyway, after stopping mid game for ice creams, we eventually arrived at a familiar GZ. Had already guessed where it would be before we started off, but we hadn’t been here for many years so it was great to be back for the views and a cache.

After snapping a few photos with “the Boomer” we set to work searching for the cache container. Eventually found the well stashed container in a spot we had checked early on in the search, but obviously not well enough, so it ended up taking us much longer than it should have. TNLNSL, and then replaced as found.

Thanks Tyreless for setting up this Wherigo cache, a great introduction for us to Wherigo caching, and a most enjoyable historical walk around Manly. Well worth a Favourite point from us.

Find #1528

[Log Edited by vk2df on 1/9/2017 2:03:41 AM]

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Groundspeak Premium Member pk1965 played it on 8/2/2014

Rating:

It was a great experience for my first

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Groundspeak Premium Member AMobious played it on 4/22/2014

Rating: 5 stars

Awesome experience and cache Tyreless! CJ and I found this one with this morning and really enjoyed the whole walk around Manly and learning some history. I especially was interested to learn about how the Norfolk Pines were planted along the beach front.

We have been chasing down many and local caches for the past few months on a calendar grid chase. There are still a few nearby that are on our list that we have not done. This whereigo is now ticked off, but there is another Tyreless one which we'd like to do as well. The final GZ is a clever hide despite growing up on the north side, I'd never have know this spot was here. You really need to be a local from Manly to know about this spot. Very clever and it seems so appropriate for the GZ. Like Tyreless wrote the cache are still there and it good nick.

We signed the cache and replaced it exactly as we found it. Thanks Tyreless for another of your caches. We enjoyed this one particularly and it gets a fav point :) SL TNLN TFTC

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Groundspeak Premium Member Caliazuljewel played it on 4/22/2014

Rating: 5 stars

This was a fun cache to do. I have to admit, I am skeptical of WhereIGo caches because sometimes the directions have you going around in circles. Not so with this one, much to my relief! Nice and uni-directional! And, you can't go wrong with Manly as a backdrop. I love this area. AM and I learned some interesting local history along the way too. Thanks for a great cahce, Tyreless!

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Groundspeak Premium Member TrailRunning played it on 7/8/2013

Rating: 4 stars

Played the cartridge and had a fine time, nice location too. Thanks

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