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Family Fun Things to Do : Geocaching

Victoria Peak coffee shop
Caches can be found at Victoria Peak, the top HK tourist attraction

The Scoop

If you're traveling to Hong Kong with kids, finding fun things for them to do would be part of the challenge especially when it comes to a strange and foreign land. So here is something to help you: geocaching. If your kids like treasure hunts, they might just like it. Below is a 75-second introduction video.

The Prep

Since it may be a little hard to start out cold in unfamiliar territories, start playing it with your family right where you live before you travel to Hong Kong. There're 'caches' just about everywhere in the world. And it's easy to get started if you have a smart phone - most of which are equipped with a GPS. Below are the simple steps.

The Steps

  1. Sign up for a free account at the Geocache website (no we don't get a commission!)
  2. Download the free Geocaching app for your phone.
  3. Locate a cache near you - or anywhere for that matter.
  4. Go find it!

You can find out more about it at their official site:

http://www.geocaching.com/guide/

The List

Here's the list of hidden treasures in Hong Kong: Geocaching list in Hong Kong

Helpful Hints

When a hunter finds a cache, he usually writes a brief note on the log online. And they tend to have their own abbreviations and acronyms. Here's a list of some:

Maybe some day you'll start hiding your own caches. I had fun hiding some for my family to find their Christmas gifts, complete with a psuedo-geocache clickable map. And part of the fun is creating the whole thing and disguising the caches.

 
Victoria Tower
Peak Tower, a little shopping center on Victoria Peak
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