Rock on at Wilson Botanic Park Berwick

Issued Thursday 27 July 2017


The new rock phenomenon has hit Wilson Botanic Park Berwick (WBPB) and now the City of Casey is joining in the fun.

Families all across the state have gone crazy over the ‘rock drop’ craze. Children, parents and other adults alike are painting their own rocks and then doing a ‘rock drop’ in parks, reserves and public places across the state, in the hope that other people will come and search for their hand made treasures.

Rock droppers have already been visiting WBPB and other popular places across Casey, with plenty of families out and about searching for the hidden treasures.

WBPB are now joining in the fun so if you’re an aspiring rocker, keep reading to find out how you can go in the running to get your hands on some prizes, and be the first to find the secret rock hidden in the depths of WBPB!

WBPB staff have strategically placed their own hand-painted rock in the park and the first family to find it and return the rock to the Visitor’s Centre will be awarded with a free swimming pass for YMCA.

Each time the rock is found and returned, it will be hidden again, each time getting progressively harder however clues will be provided; a little more cryptic with each turn. Each family that finds the rock and presents it to staff will be gifted with their prize thanks to YMCA.

So if you’re looking for an excuse to get the kids active this winter, or feel like a stroll around Berwick’s beautiful park head down to WBPB and get your rock on!

Park staff ask that people taking part in the rock craze are mindful of the following:

  • Do not place rocks near or on slopes
  • No rocks near or in the water
  • No rocks within established garden beds
  • Please do not remove any unpainted rocks from the park

Like the Wilson Botanic Park Berwick Facebook page to stay up to date with details and keep track of the rock!

Join the VIC ROCKS group on Facebook to find out more about how the ‘rock drop’ craze works.