Join us for a unique historical treasure hunt around South Australia.

Use the online clues to locate hidden ‘caches’ around Adelaide, Port Adelaide and Birdwood. A fun way to test your history knowledge, get out and explore our state.

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What is geocaching?

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Geocachers navigate to a location and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

In its simplest form, a cache always contains a logbook for finders to record that they have found the cache. Larger caches may contain a logbook and any number of items for you to trade. These items turn the adventure into a true treasure hunt.

What is Geocaching History?

Geocaching History is a series of caches located at historic landmarks around South Australia, placed as part of South Australia’s History Festival 2016.

With caches created by Worst Cache Scenario and knowledge provided by the History Trust of SA, the Geocaching History caches form part of a unique historical trail around our state. This is your chance to learn more about the history of South Australia.

Geocaching History includes caches created by Worst Cache Scenario, and numerous caches created by South Australia’s active geocaching community.

Where are the caches?

We have created or found caches at historic landmarks around Adelaide, Birdwood and Port Adelaide. Memorials, historic buildings and museums are key to the geocaching experience, so please make sure to read the guidelines before heading out to help us preserve these important sites.


Home to the Migration Museum and History SA, Adelaide is full of historic landmarks, monuments and memorials. Adelaide caches span from stories of Afghan settlers to Australia’s military history.


Originally named Blumberg, Birdwood is nestled in the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Home to the National Motor Museum, Birdwood’s caches cover Australia’s motoring history as well as local Birdwood landmarks.

Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide is home to a myriad of historic buildings and locations, not the least of which is the Bond Store that houses the South Australian Maritime Museum. Port Adelaide’s caches cover some of the state’s maritime and industry history.

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