They say it costs just US$6 – or NZ$8.50 – to hide a cache, taking into account fuel costs, swag and the container used.
But, in reality, there’s no limit on the amount you can spend to perfect your art.
As a former shopping columnist for a major newspaper, here are my current top 3 picks to give you geo-cred:
Make author Dan Brown proud with a geocache to rival the plot of his Da Vinci Code.
US$32 for an unpainted four-dial version from World Caching or customised, directly from the source at Mini-Cryptex.
For examples of other geo-cryptex, see:
Maple Ridge Cryptex Caper
B10: Gold Star – Graduation Day “Foundations”
2. No Trespassing Sign
Keep your fellow cachers guessing with this realistic sign geocache. At the back is a wooden compartment to hide your logbook and swag. All you need is a post to shove it in the ground – and the perfect hiding spot.
US$15 from Geocaching Stuff
NB: Postage to New Zealand is automatically set to US$25 so you’ll need to request cheaper postage from the vendor.
3. Magnetic Geocache Note
Sold in silver or gray, these curved, 20 mm x 30 mm magnets are perfect for use in a multi-cache or to attach another micro container to a metal surface.
Each features the Geocaching.com logo and the traditional cache label text; the reverse is empty so you can glue it somewhere or engrave your next waypoint.
£5.10 from Geotastic (or in Note Grey)