Hervey Bay Rocks – it’s as simple as that!

MORE than a thousand painted rocks were placed in the shape of a giant heart near the Urangan Pier this morning, as local rock painters took part in the global ‘Paint a Rock, Hide a Rock Day.’

Local rock painting group, Hervey Bay Rocks took part in the global ‘Paint a Rock, Hide a Rock Day’ celebrations near the Urangan Pier this morning. PHOTO: Shaun Ryan.

All the rocks were painted blue and featured a red heart on the top.

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Founder of the Hervey Bay Rocks Facebook group, Andrea Aikenhead said the international rock painting celebration was all about spreading joy and putting smiles on people’s faces.

Andrea said Hervey Bay participants had painted around 1,039 rocks.

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The rocks were placed in the shape of a giant heart before being hidden across Hervey Bay. People who find the rocks are encouraged to take photos of them share them on social media – before either keeping or rehiding for someone else to find.

More than 1,000 painted rocks were used to form a giant heart at the Urangan Pier in Hervey Bay this morning.
PHOTO: Shaun Ryan.

This year was the fourth edition of the global ‘Paint a Rock, Hide a Rock Day’ and the third time Hervey Bay Rocks had taken part.

“As a local group, we’ve just turned three-years-old,” said Andrea.

“Days like today are great for our members to get out and chat. A lot of friendships have been made since the group started.”

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She said Hervey Bay Rocks was helping place the town on the map within rock painting circles.

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Rock painters from across the world will look at the different groups’ efforts on social media in the coming days.

“We live in such a beautiful part of the world, it’s great that people will get to see it,” said Andrea.

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“Many people get involved in rock painting as a hobby but it’s also really therapeutic and gets people out walking when they are hiding them.”

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Andrea encouraged people to get involved by either painting and hiding their own rocks or taking photos of the ones they find and sharing them on social media.

You can find out more about Hervey Bay Rocks on Facebook and Instagram.

Have you found a painted rock on the Fraser Coast? Let us know how it made you feel when you first discovered what the group was all about in the comments section below.

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2 thoughts

  1. I found a rock in the garden outside the Boat Club about three weeks ago. I was so thrilled to find it and still have it. I am 80 in a few weeks but felt like I was 8 that day. Mine is from Toowoomba Rocks.

  2. Hi May, thank you so much for your comment. Glad finding one of the painted rocks put a smile on your face. I wonder how long the rock has been on the road for since it was originally from Toowoomba. It would be interesting to know all the different places some of them have travelled to. Thanks for reading our story!

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