Police are appealing for information after an alleged child-approach incident at Lake Munmorah on Friday.
About 2.25pm, a 12-year-old girl was walking on Elizabeth Bay Drive, Lake Munmorah, when a vehicle described as a white SUV pulled up alongside her, police said.
The male driver had a conversation with the girl, before inviting her into the vehicle.
The girl refused and a witness approached, at which point the vehicle performed a U-turn and drove away, police said.
The car has been described as a white SUV with black and white number plates starting with 'C', damage to the front left-hand side, a damaged mirror, and extremely dirty.
The driver was described as an elderly male, balding with grey hair on the side and back, a long grey beard, and he was wearing a black and white striped shirt, a grey cardigan, and blue shorts.
Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District are inquiring into the incident.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.