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

  • Average Rating: 4.5 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: 90
  • Completions: 6

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 AussieMobious 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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