For some cachers, it's all about the numbers, and part of the appeal for many is collecting 'old' caches. Below is a link to a table showing the first one hundred caches listed around the world The World's Oldest 100 Geocaches. So, which are the oldest Australian/New Zealand caches, and are they still active? The oldest listed AU/NZ cache is GC3E, the "Lane Cove" cache, near Sydney. It's now a virtual cache, rather than the original physical cache, but still a great spot to visit for the history. It was listed just two weeks after the original 'stash' in Oregon. The next oldest surviving cache is GC46, "Geocache by Kevin Anderson", in the North Island, New Zealand. It's a traditional cache, and was originally posted eight days after the Lane Cove cache. The next two oldest surviving caches down under are - GC4B - "Auckland Stash", Auckland, New Zealand GC7A - "Melbourne's 1st", Melbourne, Australia GC52, "R&R 1" is still listed on the 100 page as being active, but was 'temporarily' archived in 2005.
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