Rock hunting in Whyalla

ADVENTURE: SA Rocks administrator Krissy Wescombe with her son Ruben and the painted rocks hidden around Whyalla.
ADVENTURE: SA Rocks administrator Krissy Wescombe with her son Ruben and the painted rocks hidden around Whyalla.

Local group SA Rocks have been planting hidden gems for children to find around Whyalla.

The aim of the game is to paint rocks and hide them in different parks for children to find. Once the rocks are located, children are encouraged to hide the rocks in a new location for others to discover.

Krissy Wescombe runs the group’s Facebook page along with a friend, and are encouraging children to join in the fun activity

“Everybody posts a photo of what they’re hiding and what they’ve found to the page so other people can see where the rocks are traveling,” she said.

“A lot of people are still unaware of what the actual game is. On the back of the rocks we usually write SA Rocks along with the postcode, so you can see where the rock has been and traveled to. We’ve found a few that are from Western Australia.” If you or your child stumbles upon one of these rocks, you can either re-hide it at the same park, or take it to a new park and hide it there.