Enthralling Australia lakes in different shades and hues

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Australia stands out when it comes to splendid and incredible natural beauty. The lakes in a myriad of colours down under attract hundreds of tourists from far and wide. These charming lakes with less salinity and aquatic weeds coupled with pleasant weather offer a sublime experience to the travellers. Some of the Australian lakes that can take your breath away are listed below.

Lake Hillier with a splash of pink, green, and blue

The exquisite Lake Hillier is situated on the Middle Island, which is part of the Recherche Archipelago in Western Australia. The uniqueness of this water body is its distinctive pink colour. The bird’s-eye view of the pink lake is stunning with a splash of the blue from the nearby Indian Ocean and green from the surrounding forests. The lake is 130km away from Esperance and boat services are available to take backpackers to the center of the lake.


Hutt Lagoon with changing hues

Western Australia’s coral coast is known for bright red mountain valleys and shining blue waters. A six-hour drive from Perth will take you to the wonderful Hutt Lagoon, which is the main tourist attraction of the region. Sometimes the lagoon is red; sometimes it is pink and occasionally the colour changes to lilac and purple according to the season, time and the presence of clouds. The pristine beauty of this dazzling water body can be enjoyed during sunrise and sunset. Shine Aviation and Kalbarri are operating scenic flights for the tourists to enjoy the aerial view of the Hutt Lagoon.

Lake Eyre with a vast expanse of salt pans

Lake Eyre takes different colours at different times. Pink, orange and yellow are some of the hues of this resplendent lake. Lake Eyre is 50km north of Port Augusta and can be reached after a six-hour drive or 90-minute flight from Adelaide. The sight of salt plains shining in bright sunshine is mesmerizing and is more ravishing when water overflows during high tide as the lake takes orange and pink hues to the great surprise of visitors. During this extraordinary natural phenomenon, the shores of the lake are equally appealing with a green landscape dotted with avian guests. Wrights Air offers flight services for the tourists to have an aerial view of the lake.

Lake Bumbunga with a colourful touch

The pink Lake Bumbunga is easily accessible and is situated in the famed Clare Valley in South Australia. You can reach this beautiful lake after a two-hour drive from Adelaide. The shores of the lake, which are magenta in colour, are one of the favourite hunting grounds for photographers. The lake changes its colour to pink, white and blue according to variations in water’s salinity.


Lake Macdonald – the bubble gum lake

Lake Macdonald with an angelic pink look lies on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. Due to high salinity, the lake has crystal clear water compared to other pinkish lakes. The Instagram is replete with fascinating pictures of the road to Cactus Beach which has the pink Lake Macdonald on one side and the blue and green water bodies on the other side. One can also visit 'Coffin Bay,' where Australia’s best seafood dishes are served.

Lake Hart – where stars shine bright

Lake Hart, which is a shallow, pink water body, is another attraction of Australia. Salt crystals can be found below the surface of water due to high salinity in water. The lake is at its best both during day and night and when the stars reflect on the water during the night, the view is something ethereal. Tourists can see this lake while travelling on a train between Sydney and Perth.

The Pink Lakes in the national park

The Pink Lakes is part of the Murray-Sunset National Park, which is north-west of Victoria. A five-hour drive from Melbourne will take you the marvellous lake, which will change its colour from pink to white and the other way round. The lake is more charming when the weather is cloudy. A one-day stay at this place is worthwhile, and the travellers can go on a two-hour Kline nature walk or 45-minute Becking nature walk to know about this delightful place.

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