Hunting for rocks might not sound like a thrilling activity, but the modern day version of the hide and seek game has rapidly gained popularity right across the Hunter.
But it is not just the Hunter that has been swept up in the rock hunting craze, it's a global phenomenon that has children and adults all over the world getting outdoors to find painted rocks using clues posted to social media pages.
The hidden rocks are typically small, flat garden stones with a simple picture or a nice message painted on either side.
The rocks are hidden in a variety of places within communities, with photos posted to NSW Rocks Facebook pages so other parents can take their children to find the rocks, then re-hide them somewhere else.
On Saturday, July 13 there will be an opportunity for children to paint their own rocks at Shoal Bay Country Club.
The free activity will be held between 12pm and 2pm.
There is no need to boo. Just 'rock up' and get creative.
The rock painting is just one activity being held at the country club for children during the school holiday break.
There are free children's activities each day of the holidays between 12pm and 2pm.
Wednesday, July 10: Reptile Show
Thursday, July 11: Face Painting
Friday, July 12: Slime Workshop
Saturday, July 13: Rock Painting
Sunday, July 14: World of Magic
Monday, July 15: Sand Art
Tuesday, July 16: Kids Lucky Draw (prizes for all)
Wednesday, July 17: Face Painting
Thursday, July 18: Pony Rides and Petting Zoo
Friday, July 19: Reptile Show
Saturday, July 20: Plaster Painting
Sunday, July 21: Magic Show
There will also be a jumping castle, disco, projector games and other activities each day.