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Burke & Wills Geocaches

[img_assist|nid=959|title=Geocaching Australia|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=150|height=150]This 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 , , , S37° 79.1717   E144° 96.363299999999
B&W (M) Grave Site - Melbourne General Cemetery , , , S37° 79.17   E144° 96.373299999999
B&W (V) Howitt begins the search , , , S37° 80.9683   E144° 96.1533
B&W (V) The Royal Society , , , S37° 80.76   E144° 96.901700000001
B&W (M) Royal Society of Victoria , , , S37° 80.7883   E144° 96.8917
B&W (V) Room for romance? , , , S37° 81.0033   E144° 96.4383
B&W (T) Flagstaff Hill , , , S37° 81.0167   E144° 95.4117
B&W (V) Flagstaff Gardens , , , S37° 81.0177   E144° 95.3822
B&W (M) Memorial Cairn - Royal Park , , , S37° 78.8933   E144° 95.605
B&W (V) Royal Park , , , S37° 78.8922   E144° 95.604599999999
B&W (V) On their way , , , S37° 79.3409   E144° 94.757200000001
B&W (M) King's Grave - Melbourne General Cemetery , , , S37° 78.7367   E144° 96.4617
B&W (V) Supreme Court , , , S37° 81.41   E144° 95.753300000001
B&W (V) State Legislature , , , S37° 81.1272   E144° 97.3376
B&W (V) Mechanic's Institute , , , S37° 81.5148   E144° 96.743599999999
B&W (V) The monument , , , S37° 81.565   E144° 96.6733
B&W (V) King's return , , , S37° 81.765   E144° 96.738300000001
B&W (V) Princes Bridge , , , S37° 81.8767   E144° 96.82
B&W (T) Princes Bridge , , , S37° 81.9783   E144° 96.718300000001
B&W (V) The news reaches home , , , S37° 78.8233   E144° 90.620000000001
B&W (V) The camels arrive , , , S37° 84.1084   E144° 93.230299999999
B&W (V) Moonee Ponds , , , S37° 76.2654   E144° 92.465999999999
B&W (T) Station Pier , , , S37° 84.1883   E144° 93.253300000001
B&W (C) Queens Park - Moonee Ponds , , , S37° 76.3   E144° 92.259999999999
B&W (T) Bulla Bridge , , , S37° 63.135   E144° 80.23
B&W (M) Bolinda Creek Campsite , , , S37° 45.1167   E144° 72.614999999999
B&W (V) Bolinda Creek , , , S37° 43.1993   E144° 73.6166
B&W (Moveable) Expedition Cache , , , S37° 62.93   E144° 41.634999999999
B&W (M) Camp IV (Lancefield) , , , S37° 25.895   E144° 73.5783
B&W (T) Camp V (Baynton) , , , S37° 13.475   E144° 62.148300000001
B&W (V) Baynton , , , S37° 12.6124   E144° 61.721499999999
B&W (T) Camp VI. MIA MIA. , , , S36° 99.945   E144° 57.448299999999
B&W (V) Mia Mia , , , S36° 99.9607   E144° 57.0976
B&W (V) Heathcote , , , S36° 92.2833   E144° 70.99
B&W (M) Castlemaine Monument , , , S37° 6.6617000000001   E144° 22.604999999999
B&W (V) Castlemaine , , , S37° 6.6617000000001   E144° 22.604999999999
B&W (T) Camp VII. (Matheson's) KNOWSLEY , , , S36° 80.4917   E144° 57.781700000001
B&W (V) Bendigo Monument , , , S36° 77.775   E144° 28.348299999999
B&W (T) Camp VIII. (Kennedy's ‘Clare Inn’) BARNADOWN , , , S36° 65.0417   E144° 54.480000000001
B&W (T) Old Elmore Hotel , , , S36° 53.32   E144° 62.445
B&W (M) Avonmore , , , S36° 52.19   E144° 54.2967
B&W (T) Patterson's , , , S36° 39.335   E144° 38.045
B&W (V) Terrick Terrick Plains , , , S36° 21.115   E144° 24.515
B&W (T) Terrick Terrick , , , S36° 17.4417   E144° 24.9033
B&W (M) Mt Hope , , , S36° 2.6649999999997   E144° 22.42
B&W (V) Tragowel , , , S35° 87.0964   E143° 98.236700000001
B&W (T) Tragowel Station , , , S35° 81.5333   E143° 95.281700000001
B&W (V) Kerang (Loddon River) , , , S35° 73.505   E143° 91.005000000001
B&W (O) The Housekeeper , , , S35° 72.115   E143° 92.349999999999
B&W (T) Reedy Station , , , S35° 67.0533   E143° 87.385
B&W (T) The Clump , , , S35° 48.725   E143° 70.13
B&W (T) Murray Downs , , , S35° 33.62   E143° 57.9217
B&W (V) Swan Hill Memorial Marker , , , S35° 33.8417   E143° 56.053299999999
B&W (M) Swan Hill , , , S35° 33.84   E143° 56.0517
B&W (T) Camel Caravan. , , , S35° 6.1566999999997   E143° 57.275000000001
B&W (V) A camel caravan , , , S35° 3.9127000000001   E143° 54.613000000001
B&W (V) Balranald , , , S34° 64.649   E143° 56.576999999999
B&W (T) The Camp at Balranald. , , , S34° 64.17   E143° 56.0483
B&W (T) Mungo National Park. , , , S34° 50.8017   E143° 59.649999999999
Move along! - was 'B&W No Highway then' , , , S37° 38.81   E140° 3.6000000000001
B&W (V) Mungo National Park , , , S33° 73.4771   E143° 1.7610999999988
B&W (V) Tarcoola , , , S33° 42.2326   E142° 57.3757
B&W (T) Tarcoola , , , S33° 41.33   E142° 57.0717
B&W (V) Pooncarie , , , S33° 38.6924   E142° 57.068799999999
B&W (T) Pooncarie , , , S33° 38.6717   E142° 56.908300000001
B&W (U) Burke's Folly , , , S42° 83.71   E147° 34.3467
B&W (T) The fate of Mahomet. , , , S32° 38.4417   E142° 41.125
B&W (V) The fate of Mahomet , , , S32° 38.4412   E142° 41.0135
B&W (V) Wright at Menindee , , , S32° 36.3203   E142° 46.302499999999
B&W (T) Wright stalled at Menindee , , , S32° 31.6133   E142° 50.5683
B&W (V) Wright stalled at Menindee , , , S32° 31.5867   E142° 50.550000000001
B&W (V) Menindee , , , S32° 30.476   E142° 49.850799999999
B&W (T) Menindee Lakes , , , S32° 30.455   E142° 49.870000000001
B&W (V) Wright at Menindee , , , S32° 26.8017   E142° 37.481700000001
B&W (T) Wright at Menindee. , , , S32° 26.44   E142° 37.158299999999
B&W (V) Wright gets moving , , , S32° 23.2305   E142° 46.6285
B&W (V) Totoyna , , , S31° 79.9842   E142° 20.468500000001
B&W (V) Broken Hill , , , S31° 97.5648   E141° 45.231100000001
B&W (T) Broken Hill , , , S31° 97.5383   E141° 45.133300000001
B&W (V) Kokriega , , , S31° 42.113   E142° 39.776900000001
B&W (V) Botoja Claypans , , , S31° 20.3394   E142° 44.0799
B&W (V) Naudtherungee Creek , , , S30° 62.9405   E142° 39.058199999999
B&W (V) Torowotto Swamp , , , S30° 2.4905   E142° 45.002299999999
B&W (V) Cannilta Waterhole , , , S29° 43.1689   E142° 67.5678
B&W (V) Bulloo River , , , S28° 88.2512   E142° 19.5932
B&W (V) Mount Hope , , , S29° 70.0317   E139° 66.480000000001
B&W (V) Death attends the WrightBrahe reunion , , , S28° 50.51   E142° 88.489999999999
B&W (V) Camp 53 , , , S28° 38.8087   E143° 4.6191999999991
B&W (V) Camp 58 , , , S27° 94.1653   E142° 3.7474000000003
B&W (V) Camp 54 , , , S27° 42.96   E142° 37.085099999999
B&W (V) Camp 63 , , , S27° 60.1247   E141° 50.4807
B&W (V) Last beast of burden , , , S27° 87.3528   E140° 46.5802
B&W (V) Stranded on the Cooper , , , S27° 91.7668   E140° 29.906299999999
B&W (V) The party divides , , , S27° 78.5079   E140° 66.5404
B&W (T) Kings Rescue , , , S27° 78.3167   E140° 67.1133
B&W (V) Howitt finds King , , , S27° 77.5467   E140° 67.855
B&W (V) Reaching the Cooper , , , S27° 41.3136   E142° 11.2675
B&W (T) Burke's Grave , , , S27° 72.3233   E140° 77.863300000001
B&W (V) Burke's grave , , , S27° 72.1917   E140° 78.055000000001
B&W (T) Cooper Creek , , , S27° 70.2367   E140° 84.5167
B&W (V) The death of Burke , , , S27° 71.575   E140° 78.188299999999
B&W (V) Tilcha Waterhole , , , S27° 76.1859   E140° 60.8735
B&W (V) The search completed , , , S27° 62.445   E141° 7.5283000000013
B&W (V) No welcome back , , , S27° 62.3902   E141° 7.5707999999992
B&W (V) Brahe at the Depot , , , S27° 62.3748   E141° 7.6143999999999
B&W (V) The Depot Camp , , , S27° 62.3591   E141° 7.5399000000004
B&W (V) Return to the Depot , , , S27° 62.321   E141° 7.5238000000013
B&W (V) Howitt at the Depot , , , S27° 62.2717   E141° 7.5017000000003
B&W (V) Wright and Brahe at the Depot , , , S27° 62.207   E141° 7.3247000000009
B&W (V) Howitt's camp , , , S27° 73.4383   E140° 66.945000000001
B&W (V) The final entry , , , S27° 75.4733   E140° 60.073299999999
B&W (V) The trio reunited , , , S27° 75.4767   E140° 59.998300000001
B&W (V) Hope ebbs away , , , S27° 75.44   E140° 60.078300000001
B&W (V) The death of Wills , , , S27° 75.4417   E140° 60.031699999999
B&W (T) Wills' Grave , , , S27° 75.4583   E140° 59.954999999999
B&W (V) Wills' grave , , , S27° 75.4383   E140° 59.9817
B&W (M) The Dig Tree , , , S27° 61.7267   E141° 7.8583000000009
B&W (V) The staff of life? , , , S27° 75.154   E140° 60.456099999999
B&W (V) The rival's progress , , , S27° 77.348   E140° 52.341899999999
B&W (V) Camp 68 , , , S27° 66.6183   E140° 39.484899999999
B&W (V) Camp 69 , , , S27° 42.4785   E140° 7.8703999999988
B&W (V) Camp 71 , , , S27° 5.6425999999998   E139° 93.761000000001
B&W (V) The death of Gray , , , S26° 50.6703   E140° 56.8051
B&W (V) Christmas , , , S26° 67.6103   E139° 61.6106
B&W (V) Camp 73 , , , S26° 44.2255   E139° 43.254999999999
B&W (V) Diamantina River , , , S25° 92.5077   E139° 35.251
B&W (V) Camp 77 , , , S25° 88.318   E139° 40.967000000001
B&W (V) Roseberth Station , , , S25° 79.8765   E139° 58.9583
B&W (V) Bilpa Morea Claypan , , , S25° 8.5332999999999   E140° 16.014999999999
B&W (V) A good thrashing , , , S24° 71.7   E140° 56.58
B&W (V) Humid Camp , , , S24° 20.6044   E141° 0.59060000000102
B&W (V) A camel's demise , , , S23° 6.1216999999999   E140° 38.749999999999
B&W (V) Tropic of Capricorn , , , S22° 88.099   E140° 44.3781
B&W (V) Camp 88 , , , S22° 52.1101   E140° 52.6501
B&W (V) Feasting Camp , , , S22° 27.8567   E140° 49.7784
B&W (V) The roar of insects , , , S22° 15.9299   E140° 49.740600000001
B&W (V) Phosphate Hill Mine , , , S21° 86.1512   E140° 49.536699999999
B&W (V) Termite highrises , , , S21° 59.1749   E140° 53.4896
B&W (V) Camp 98 , , , S21° 39.7922   E140° 53.232499999999
B&W (V) Duchess , , , S20° 91.7867   E140° 49.4721
B&W (V) Camp 104 , , , S20° 73.065   E140° 51.700600000001
B&W (V) Cloncurry , , , S20° 70.8133   E140° 51.910000000001
B&W (V) Camp 105 , , , S20° 63.0924   E140° 49.2278
B&W (V) Saltbush Camp , , , S20° 34.4701   E140° 65.006600000001
B&W (V) It could have ended here , , , S20° 9.3283   E140° 68.2333
B&W (V) Homeward bound , , , S19° 6.6582   E140° 88.535999999999
B&W (V) Camp 118 , , , S18° 29.5085   E140° 80.8618
B&W (V) At the Flinders , , , S17° 87.8633   E140° 82.669999999999
B&W (V) A horse with no legs , , , S17° 81.0451   E140° 81.285800000001
B&W (V) A banquet of yams , , , S17° 68.9282   E140° 78.824599999999
B&W (V) Surprised Aborigines , , , S17° 67.1222   E140° 78.518
B&W (V) Northernmost camp , , , S17° 64.8217   E140° 77.153899999999
B&W (V) Almost the sea , , , S17° 63.7242   E140° 76.334600000001
B&W (V) The rescue efforts , , , S17° 62.2567   E139° 85.2833