Coast rock craze continues

Tatyana Levshina’s daughter Sasha, aged two, is a keen rock hunter who is pictured at home in Stanmore Bay with a recently found ‘shark rock’.

The craze that was taken up by Hibiscus Coast children last summer for painting, hiding and searching for small rocks outdoors remains popular and rock hunters were out in force during the recent school holidays.

The #HBCrocks Facebook page currently has more than 1250 members (HM Feb 1).

Its originator, Toni Williams, says winter weather is no barrier to this activity – wet weather is a great time to paint rocks at home and then they can be taken outside to hide when it fines up.

Stanmore Bay is a particularly popular place to leave and search for rocks but the activity is going on all around the Coast.

There is a lot of creative fun to be had in painting the rocks and finders can keep the rocks, photograph them, replace them with others, or re-hide them.

For locals, writing #HBCRocks on the back makes them recognizable and allows others to search the local Facebook page to see what becomes of their rock.


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