Well, not literally. The location that I'm aiming for is the Yarrangobilly Caves, an area of limestone caves and other scenic delights about seventy kilometres due south-west of Canberra, although it's about two hours by car because the direct route goes over the Brindbella mountain range. As well as the caves, there are bushwalks and (perhaps most importantly) a thermal spring pool to soak in after a hard day's slaving over the laptop. We would be staying in the Yarrangobilly Caves House, a historic homestead of the region offering bedrooms for up to sixteen people, kitchen, dining room, lounge, verandahs, and (also importantly) power.
It is at Yarrangobilly Caves, in the alpine region of New South Wales.
Check in is from 3PM on Friday. Paul will be there from around then to set up.
Check out is at 10PM on Sunday. This means we have to be out of the entire building and cannot use the facilities. After this, we will go to the thermal pool, which is a constant 27°C, before having lunch in the picnic ground. Further laptop coding can take place while batteries last - there may be inverters or 12V laptop charger converters available.
An alternate route from Canberra for the adventurous takes the road through Tharwa, Booth and Shannon's Flat along Bobeyan Road to Adaminaby. While this route is 59km shorter it is longer due to a third of the route being on dirt road.
From Sydney, go on the Hume Highway to Gundagai. Once you cross the Murrumbidgee, take the left hand turn to Tumut. From Tumut it is 71 kilometres to the Yarrangobilly Caves turn-off, which will be on your right.
An alternate route for people from Yass is to go through Wee Jasper and Couragago. This route is a bit shorter but may take more time due to the winding country roads.
From Melbourne, go on the Hume Highway. Past Tarcutta there will be a right hand exit to Adelong and Tumut. Follow the directions from Tumut above.
From other cities, your best bet may be to fly to Canberra and ask Paul to see if someone can give you a lift.
Cost for the accommodation depends on how many people stay. Each wing is $500 for the weekend. This cost is divided amongst the number of people attending. A maximum of $100 per person for the weekend is set, and the minimum possible is $55.56 (9 people in one wing) or $62.50 (16 people in both wings).
Extras to contribute to the group experience such as wine, chocolate, and games are appreciated.
Cost for the group menu is $40 per person.
If you are interested in coming to CodeCave in future, please email me.