Join in a real-life treasure hunt in Lake Macquarie over the Easter long weekend as hundreds of teams search for hidden items across the City during the first ever Oz GeoMuster.

Lake Macquarie City Council is proud to be sponsoring the inagural event, which will see more than 1000 participants from Australia and across the world use GPS to search for cache containers hidden in parks, bushland and urban areas across Lake Macquarie City.

Council’s Customer Support Coordinator, Jasmyne Munro, said the high number of players registered for Oz GeoMuster Lake Mac means it has reached ‘mega event’ status.

“More than 500 teams from all across the world have already registered for the event, with particularly high numbers coming from New Zealand and the United States,” Ms Munro said.

“Only a handful of geocaching mega events have ever been held in NSW, so we’re really excited to be hosting one right here in Lake Macquarie, and are confident teams will have a fantastic time exploring our City’s unique landscapes.

“Activities will take place across Lake Macquarie, with the event based at Morisset Showground where there will be workshops, markets, and a fireworks display on Sunday night for participants to enjoy.

“Geocaching is a worldwide adventure game and a great way to spend some time outdoors. I would encourage Lake Mac residents to register, get involved and come and discover what geocaching is all about.”