Pink-Tastic! Lake Hillier, Australia.
When we look at the world map, we see water as the colour Blue. Can water be any other colour? One might wonder. Well say hello to Lake Hillier in western Australia, a bubblegum PINK coloured lake! Oh yes, it is real!
The pink colour of this lake has not been fully explained or understood. However, some say that the colour was born due to the presence of Dunaliella Salina micro algae in the water. Others say the colour was formed from dye created by bacteria in the salt crusts. Not to worry though, the lake poses no harm to human skin when in contact.
This striking pink coloured lake was discovered in 1802 by cartographer and navigator Mathew Flinders. In the early 20th century, salt was mined from the lake for a period of 6 years but has since stopped.
• Lake Hillier is less pink as you get closer to the lake surface and is more apparent from above.
• The water from the lake remains pink when poured into a glass, unlike some other pink lakes around the world.
Hillier is only 600 meters in length and is surrounded by eucalyptus and paperback trees. So Pink-tastic and stunning!
This gorgeous body of water is one of the many pink lakes in Australia along with; Victoria's Pink Lake and Spencer Lake.
To see this wonderful gift from nature, you can embark on a boat tour, a scenic flight or other guided tours.
The best way to view Lake Hillier is from the air on a helicopter! (Check out Esperance Visitors Centre for available helicopter rides.) Esperance Island Cruises also offer full day boat cruises to Middle Island, for an up-close view of the lake.
Experience this popular Australian tourist attraction perhaps in clothing other than Pink? Hehe! KANGA LOVES
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