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Burke & Wills Geocaches

Geocaching AustraliaGeocaching AustraliaThis Burke and Wills themed geocaching project is a collaboration between the State Library of Victoria and Geocaching Australia.

Specially created Burke and Wills caches have been hidden along the route taken by the Expedition, and at other related, historically significant places. Using this site, you can enter the coordinates of a cache into your GPS device and hunt for them yourself. Many of the caches contain historical information and artwork from the State Library’s collections. Most of the Burke and Wills caches are physical objects, however in some instances, when the location is remote, or culturally sensitive, the object of the hunt is a virtual cache.

For particularly keen explorers, the physical caches also contain a small number of commemorative Burke and Wills pathtags– a coin-like disc for keeping or trading that can be tracked online. If you're quick, you could be one of the lucky few to find one.

Happy hunting!

Name Location Co-Ords
B&W (V) Laid to rest Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, S37° 79.1717   E144° 96.363299999999
B&W (M) Grave Site - Melbourne General Cemetery Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, S37° 79.17   E144° 96.373299999999
B&W (V) Howitt begins the search Museum, Victoria, Australia, S37° 80.9686   E144° 96.1536
B&W (V) The Royal Society Museum, Victoria, Australia, S37° 80.7606   E144° 96.901700000001
B&W (T) Flagstaff Hill Museum, Victoria, Australia, S37° 80.9583   E144° 95.441700000001
B&W (M) Royal Society of Victoria Museum, Victoria, Australia, S37° 80.7883   E144° 96.8917
B&W (V) Room for romance? Museum, Victoria, Australia, S37° 81.004   E144° 96.4382
B&W (V) Flagstaff Gardens Museum, Victoria, Australia, S37° 81.0177   E144° 95.3822
B&W (M) Memorial Cairn - Royal Park Ridley College, Victoria, Australia, S37° 78.8933   E144° 95.605
B&W (V) Royal Park Ridley College, Victoria, Australia, S37° 78.8922   E144° 95.604599999999
B&W (V) On their way Ridley College, Victoria, Australia, S37° 79.3409   E144° 94.757200000001
B&W (M) King's Grave - Melbourne General Cemetery Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, S37° 78.7367   E144° 96.4617
B&W (V) Supreme Court Museum, Victoria, Australia, S37° 81.41   E144° 95.753300000001
B&W (V) State Legislature East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, S37° 81.1272   E144° 97.3376
B&W (V) Mechanic's Institute Museum, Victoria, Australia, S37° 81.5148   E144° 96.743599999999
B&W (V) The monument Museum, Victoria, Australia, S37° 81.5657   E144° 96.672799999999
B&W (V) King's return Museum, Victoria, Australia, S37° 81.7647   E144° 96.7376
B&W (V) Princes Bridge Jolimont, Victoria, Australia, S37° 81.8767   E144° 96.82
B&W (T) Princes Bridge Jolimont, Victoria, Australia, S37° 81.9783   E144° 96.718300000001
B&W (V) The news reaches home Flemington, Victoria, Australia, S37° 78.8236   E144° 90.6204
B&W (V) The camels arrive Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, S37° 84.1084   E144° 93.230299999999
B&W (V) Moonee Ponds Moonee Ponds North, Victoria, Australia, S37° 76.2654   E144° 92.465999999999
B&W (T) Station Pier Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, S37° 84.1933   E144° 93.244999999999
B&W (C) Queens Park - Moonee Ponds Moonee Ponds North, Victoria, Australia, S37° 76.3   E144° 92.259999999999
B&W (T) Bulla Bridge Bulla, Victoria, Australia, S37° 63.135   E144° 80.23
B&W (M) Bolinda Creek Campsite Clarkefield, Victoria, Australia, S37° 45.1167   E144° 72.614999999999
B&W (V) Bolinda Creek Clarkefield, Victoria, Australia, S37° 43.1993   E144° 73.6166
B&W (Moveable) Expedition Cache Darley, Victoria, Australia, S37° 62.93   E144° 41.634999999999
B&W (M) Camp IV (Lancefield) Lancefield, Victoria, Australia, S37° 25.895   E144° 73.5783
B&W (T) Camp V (Baynton) Pastoria East, Victoria, Australia, S37° 13.475   E144° 62.148300000001
B&W (V) Baynton Pastoria East, Victoria, Australia, S37° 12.6124   E144° 61.721499999999
B&W (T) Camp VI. MIA MIA. Redesdale, Victoria, Australia, S36° 99.945   E144° 57.448299999999
B&W (V) Mia Mia Redesdale, Victoria, Australia, S36° 99.9607   E144° 57.0976
B&W (V) Heathcote Argyle, Victoria, Australia, S36° 92.2833   E144° 70.99
B&W (M) Castlemaine Monument Wesley Hill, Victoria, Australia, S37° 6.6617000000001   E144° 22.604999999999
B&W (V) Castlemaine Wesley Hill, Victoria, Australia, S37° 6.6617000000001   E144° 22.604999999999
B&W (T) Camp VII. (Matheson's) KNOWSLEY Knowsley, Victoria, Australia, S36° 80.4917   E144° 57.781700000001
B&W (V) Bendigo Monument Bendigo South, Victoria, Australia, S36° 77.775   E144° 28.348299999999
B&W (T) Camp VIII. (Kennedy's ‘Clare Inn’) BARNADOWN Goornong, Victoria, Australia, S36° 65.0417   E144° 54.480000000001
B&W (T) Old Elmore Hotel Elmore, Victoria, Australia, S36° 53.32   E144° 62.445
B&W (M) Avonmore Minto, Victoria, Australia, S36° 52.19   E144° 54.2967
B&W (T) Patterson's Piavella, Victoria, Australia, S36° 39.335   E144° 38.045
B&W (V) Terrick Terrick Plains Calivil, Victoria, Australia, S36° 21.115   E144° 24.515
B&W (T) Terrick Terrick Calivil, Victoria, Australia, S36° 17.4417   E144° 24.9033
B&W (M) Mt Hope Mologa, Victoria, Australia, S36° 2.6649999999997   E144° 22.42
B&W (V) Tragowel Macorna, Victoria, Australia, S35° 87.0964   E143° 98.236700000001
B&W (T) Tragowel Station Lake Meran, Victoria, Australia, S35° 81.3317   E143° 95.353299999999
B&W (V) Kerang (Loddon River) Kerang, Victoria, Australia, S35° 73.505   E143° 91.005000000001
B&W (O) The Housekeeper Kerang, Victoria, Australia, S35° 72.115   E143° 92.349999999999
B&W (T) Reedy Station Kerang, Victoria, Australia, S35° 67.2417   E143° 86.9767
B&W (T) The Clump Lake Boga, Victoria, Australia, S35° 48.725   E143° 70.13
B&W (T) Murray Downs Swan Hill, New South Wales, Australia, S35° 33.62   E143° 57.9217
B&W (V) Swan Hill Memorial Marker Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia, S35° 33.8417   E143° 56.053299999999
B&W (M) Swan Hill Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia, S35° 33.84   E143° 56.0517
B&W (T) Camel Caravan. Stony Crossing, Victoria, Australia, S35° 6.1566999999997   E143° 57.275000000001
B&W (V) A camel caravan Stony Crossing, New South Wales, Australia, S35° 3.9127000000001   E143° 54.613000000001
B&W (V) Balranald Balranald, New South Wales, Australia, S34° 64.649   E143° 56.576999999999
B&W (T) The Camp at Balranald. Balranald, New South Wales, Australia, S34° 64.1883   E143° 56.0383
B&W (T) Mungo National Park. Balranald, New South Wales, Australia, S34° 50.8017   E143° 59.649999999999
B&W (V) Mungo National Park Trentham Cliffs, New South Wales, Australia, S33° 73.4771   E143° 1.7610999999988
B&W (V) Tarcoola Trentham Cliffs, New South Wales, Australia, S33° 42.2326   E142° 57.3757
B&W (T) Tarcoola Trentham Cliffs, New South Wales, Australia, S33° 41.33   E142° 57.0717
B&W (V) Pooncarie Trentham Cliffs, New South Wales, Australia, S33° 38.6924   E142° 57.068799999999
B&W (T) Pooncarie Trentham Cliffs, New South Wales, Australia, S33° 38.6717   E142° 56.908300000001
B&W (U) Burke's Folly Geilston Bay, Tasmania, Australia, S42° 83.71   E147° 34.3467
B&W (T) The fate of Mahomet. Menindee, New South Wales, Australia, S32° 38.4417   E142° 41.125
B&W (V) The fate of Mahomet Menindee, New South Wales, Australia, S32° 38.4412   E142° 41.0135
B&W (V) Wright at Menindee Menindee, New South Wales, Australia, S32° 36.3203   E142° 46.302499999999
B&W (T) Wright stalled at Menindee Menindee, New South Wales, Australia, S32° 31.6133   E142° 50.5683
B&W (V) Wright stalled at Menindee Menindee, New South Wales, Australia, S32° 31.5867   E142° 50.550000000001
B&W (V) Menindee Menindee, New South Wales, Australia, S32° 30.476   E142° 49.850799999999
B&W (T) Menindee Lakes Menindee, New South Wales, Australia, S32° 30.455   E142° 49.870000000001
B&W (V) Wright at Menindee Menindee, New South Wales, Australia, S32° 26.8013   E142° 37.481099999999
B&W (T) Wright at Menindee. Menindee, New South Wales, Australia, S32° 26.44   E142° 37.158299999999
B&W (V) Wright gets moving Menindee, New South Wales, Australia, S32° 23.2305   E142° 46.6285
B&W (V) Totoyna Little Topar, New South Wales, Australia, S31° 79.9842   E142° 20.468500000001
B&W (T) No Highway Then Little Topar, New South Wales, Australia, S31° 77.9833   E142° 22.704999999999
B&W (V) Broken Hill Broken Hill South, New South Wales, Australia, S31° 97.5648   E141° 45.231100000001
B&W (T) Broken Hill Broken Hill South, New South Wales, Australia, S31° 97.5383   E141° 45.133300000001
B&W (V) Kokriega Little Topar, New South Wales, Australia, S31° 42.113   E142° 39.776900000001
B&W (V) Botoja Claypans Grasmere, New South Wales, Australia, S31° 20.3394   E142° 44.0799
B&W (V) Naudtherungee Creek Grasmere, New South Wales, Australia, S30° 62.9405   E142° 39.058199999999
B&W (V) Torowotto Swamp Urisino, New South Wales, Australia, S30° 2.4905   E142° 45.002299999999
B&W (V) Cannilta Waterhole Urisino, New South Wales, Australia, S29° 43.1689   E142° 67.5678
B&W (V) Bulloo River Quarry Hill, New South Wales, Australia, S28° 88.2512   E142° 19.5932
B&W (V) Mount Hope Beltana, South Australia, Australia, S29° 70.0317   E139° 66.480000000001
B&W (V) Death attends the WrightBrahe reunion Thargomindah, Queensland, Australia, S28° 50.51   E142° 88.489999999999
B&W (V) Camp 53 Thargomindah, Queensland, Australia, S28° 38.8087   E143° 4.6191999999991
B&W (V) Camp 58 Durham Downs, Queensland, Australia, S27° 94.1653   E142° 3.7474000000003
B&W (V) Camp 54 Durham Downs, Queensland, Australia, S27° 42.96   E142° 37.085099999999
B&W (V) Camp 63 Durham Downs, Queensland, Australia, S27° 60.1247   E141° 50.4807
B&W (V) Last beast of burden Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 87.3528   E140° 46.5802
B&W (V) Stranded on the Cooper Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 91.7668   E140° 29.906299999999
B&W (V) The party divides Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 78.5079   E140° 66.5404
B&W (T) Kings Rescue Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 78.3167   E140° 67.1133
B&W (V) Howitt finds King Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 77.5468   E140° 67.854500000001
B&W (V) Reaching the Cooper Durham Downs, Queensland, Australia, S27° 41.3136   E142° 11.2675
B&W (T) Burke's Grave Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 72.3233   E140° 77.863300000001
B&W (V) Burke's grave Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 72.1914   E140° 78.0554
B&W (T) Cooper Creek Durham Downs, South Australia, Australia, S27° 70.2367   E140° 84.5167
B&W (V) The death of Burke Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 71.575   E140° 78.188299999999
B&W (V) Tilcha Waterhole Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 76.1859   E140° 60.8735
B&W (V) The search completed Durham Downs, Queensland, Australia, S27° 62.4458   E141° 7.5277
B&W (V) No welcome back Durham Downs, Queensland, Australia, S27° 62.3902   E141° 7.5707999999992
B&W (V) Brahe at the Depot Durham Downs, Queensland, Australia, S27° 62.3748   E141° 7.6143999999999
B&W (V) The Depot Camp Durham Downs, Queensland, Australia, S27° 62.3591   E141° 7.5399000000004
B&W (V) Return to the Depot Durham Downs, Queensland, Australia, S27° 62.321   E141° 7.5238000000013
B&W (V) Howitt at the Depot Durham Downs, Queensland, Australia, S27° 62.2712   E141° 7.5019999999995
B&W (V) Wright and Brahe at the Depot Durham Downs, Queensland, Australia, S27° 62.207   E141° 7.3247000000009
B&W (V) Howitt's camp Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 73.4376   E140° 66.945100000001
B&W (V) The final entry Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 75.473   E140° 60.0739
B&W (V) The trio reunited Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 75.477   E140° 59.998400000001
B&W (V) Hope ebbs away Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 75.4402   E140° 60.0776
B&W (V) The death of Wills Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 75.4421   E140° 60.0311
B&W (T) Wills' Grave Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 75.4583   E140° 59.954999999999
B&W (V) Wills' grave Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 75.4383   E140° 59.9817
B&W (M) The Dig Tree Durham Downs, Queensland, Australia, S27° 61.7267   E141° 7.8583000000009
B&W (V) The staff of life? Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 75.154   E140° 60.456099999999
B&W (V) The rival's progress Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 77.348   E140° 52.341899999999
B&W (V) Camp 68 Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 66.6183   E140° 39.484899999999
B&W (V) Camp 69 Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 42.4785   E140° 7.8703999999988
B&W (V) Camp 71 Innamincka, South Australia, Australia, S27° 5.6425999999998   E139° 93.761000000001
B&W (V) The death of Gray Birdsville, Queensland, Australia, S26° 50.6703   E140° 56.8051
B&W (V) Christmas Birdsville, Queensland, Australia, S26° 67.6103   E139° 61.6106
B&W (V) Camp 73 Birdsville, Queensland, Australia, S26° 44.2255   E139° 43.254999999999
B&W (V) Diamantina River Birdsville, Queensland, Australia, S25° 92.5077   E139° 35.251
B&W (V) Camp 77 Birdsville, Queensland, Australia, S25° 88.318   E139° 40.967000000001
B&W (V) Roseberth Station Birdsville, Queensland, Australia, S25° 79.8765   E139° 58.9583
B&W (V) Bilpa Morea Claypan Birdsville, Queensland, Australia, S25° 8.5332999999999   E140° 16.014999999999
B&W (V) A good thrashing Birdsville, Queensland, Australia, S24° 71.7   E140° 56.58
B&W (V) Humid Camp Boulia, Queensland, Australia, S24° 20.6044   E141° 0.59060000000102
B&W (V) A camel's demise Boulia, Queensland, Australia, S23° 6.1216999999999   E140° 38.749999999999
B&W (V) Tropic of Capricorn Boulia, Queensland, Australia, S22° 88.099   E140° 44.3781
B&W (V) Camp 88 Duchess, Queensland, Australia, S22° 52.1101   E140° 52.6501
B&W (V) Feasting Camp Duchess, Queensland, Australia, S22° 27.8567   E140° 49.7784
B&W (V) The roar of insects Duchess, Queensland, Australia, S22° 15.9299   E140° 49.740600000001
B&W (V) Phosphate Hill Mine Duchess, Queensland, Australia, S21° 86.1512   E140° 49.536699999999
B&W (V) Termite highrises Duchess, Queensland, Australia, S21° 59.1749   E140° 53.4896
B&W (V) Camp 98 Duchess, Queensland, Australia, S21° 39.7922   E140° 53.232499999999
B&W (V) Duchess Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia, S20° 91.7867   E140° 49.4721
B&W (V) Camp 104 Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia, S20° 73.065   E140° 51.700600000001
B&W (V) Cloncurry Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia, S20° 70.4391   E140° 50.533300000001
B&W (V) Camp 105 Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia, S20° 63.0924   E140° 49.2278
B&W (V) Saltbush Camp Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia, S20° 34.4701   E140° 65.006600000001
B&W (V) It could have ended here Mary Kathleen, Queensland, Australia, S20° 9.3283   E140° 68.2333
B&W (V) Homeward bound Augustus Downs, Queensland, Australia, S19° 6.6582   E140° 88.535999999999
B&W (V) Camp 118 Augustus Downs, Queensland, Australia, S18° 29.5085   E140° 80.8618
B&W (V) At the Flinders Karumba, Queensland, Australia, S17° 86.6699   E140° 82.551100000001
B&W (V) A horse with no legs Karumba, Queensland, Australia, S17° 81.0451   E140° 81.285800000001
B&W (V) A banquet of yams Karumba, Queensland, Australia, S17° 68.9282   E140° 78.824599999999
B&W (V) Surprised Aborigines Karumba, Queensland, Australia, S17° 67.1222   E140° 78.518
B&W (V) Northernmost camp Karumba, Queensland, Australia, S17° 64.8217   E140° 77.153899999999
B&W (V) Almost the sea Karumba, Queensland, Australia, S17° 63.7242   E140° 76.334600000001
B&W (V) The rescue efforts Karumba, Queensland, Australia, S17° 62.2566   E139° 85.282599999999