Was in Christchurch over the weekend and after a trip to Akaroa I decided to hunt for the only South Island stash so far.
I hadn't read the website for about 3 weeks and forgot all the spoiler info except for the co-ords which were in my gps.
I took a gamble and decided to just follow the pointer and make my decision at each intersectoin as to which way to go !!
I was 40kms away direct from the stash when I first set out for the hunt.
As each kilometre came and went the distance fromn the stash got to within single digits !!
I was so excited, then finally 800m, 700m, 600m...... until 50m away !!
I managed to drive to within 5m of the stash (or so I thought) but after 20mins of searching I decided to look in the most obvious place, and found it, about 11m (using wgs84 and also trying using GD49) from where the co-ords said it would be.
I took nothing but left a winning instant kiwi ticket (already scratched but hadn't got around to cashing it in !!) As I hadn't anticipated being near the area I was unprepared so could not bring anything else of significant value.
Had a great time and it is in a magic location. Hopefully revisit soon when I am there next !!
I was the first stash-finder which is surprising as there are a few southies on the site !!