When Kate Evans heard about a rock hunting craze taking over towns and cities, she wanted to bring it to Wagga.
The mother-of-two said it was as exciting as a year-long Easter egg hunt.
Parents and children alike have been invited to either paint rocks and hide them at local parks or go searching for the hidden treasures left by others.
After launching the Wagga Rocks Facebook Page, Ms Evans got to painting more stones, with her three-year-old daughter Sienna, and sneakily dropping them around town for others to find.
“It’s a but of fun,” Ms Evans said. “It’s satisfying when someone posts a photo on the page with one of your rocks.”
Ms Evans said it was a creative and relaxing way to get outside with her daughter.
“It’s a pretty big thing in other places,” she said. “I thought: ‘This is awesome. This is such a good idea’.”
More than 20 families have already posted to the site, after finding the rocks and others have joined the hunt. Ms Evans said anyone who found a rock could either keep it or re-hide it.
Similar to the NSW Rocks Facebook Page, Wagga Rocks outlines simple rules for getting involved:
You must use acrylic paints or permanent marker on unpolished, clean and dry rocks. This should be sealed to withstand the weather. On the back of the rock, write Wagga Rocks and a Facebook symbol so more people can learn about the phenomenon and join in.