Gorgeous Gorge (GC2PC2V) – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 3, 2013

Gorgeous Gorge along the Katherine River

The very first Geocache of the Week of 2013 is guaranteed to add a little thrill and excitement to the New Year. Join us on an unforgettable adventure to Nitmiluk National Park in Katherine, Australia to find Gorgeous Gorge (GC2PC2V), a difficulty 2, terrain 4 traditional geocache.

Since February 2011, Gorgeous Gorge has been responsible for thrilling geocaching experiences. Geocachers from Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, and beyond have been intrigued by the location of this geocache. Thanks to bubblensqueak, more than 60 geocachers had the opportunity to relish in this one of a kind, nature-filled geocaching experience.

Nitmiluk National Park is a haven for nature lovers with its rugged landscape, dramatic waterfalls and lush gorges providing an abundance of flora and fauna. It’s also home to Katherine Gorge, a series of 13 sandstone gorges carved over the course of thousands of years by the Katherine River. Add a regular-sized ammo can geocache and a scenic view and you’ve got a spectacular, one of a kind geocaching adventure.

The ammo can geocache

The stunning gorge walls and white sandy beaches can be explored on foot, by canoe or on a cruise. Katherine Gorge waters are calm in most spots and ideal for swimming and canoeing. Be cautious though if you go into the water, your heart might start beating faster if you spy one of the areas freshwater crocodiles. The reptiles are rarely seen, but geocachers should always be aware of their surroundings.

Gorgeous Gorge loogbook

A typical hike from the parking area to the geocache location takes about an hour. Geocachers have the opportunity to explore a number of other geocaches along the way, which may result in a day-long treasure hunting adventure. Then again, it’s so easy to lose track of time when surrounded by so much beauty. The additional geocaches along the way just add to the experience.

A family who recently logged this find wrote, “Wow, Wow, Wow, what a great spot and what a great cache . After hunting for a while geo-dad and geo-junior decided to sit and read the past logs while waiting for some muggles, It was then that geo-dad realized that cache was obviously out of muggle view . So, after feeling refreshed it was time for another hunt, when cache was found and the lid opened geo-junior’s eyes nearly popped , what a hoard. Left Christmas Duck TB as he thought it looked like a good spot for a paddle, I just told him to watch out for those crocks . Thanks bubblensqueak for a great cache .”

Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.

If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to pr@groundspeak.com.

Geocachers are welcomed by a local