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Pink perfection at Lake HillierMiddle Island, Western Australia

Lakes of bubble-gum pink seem to be something of an Australian phenomenon. Apart from the Insta-famous pond in Melbourne’s Westgate Park that turns pink when salt levels peak, the rest can be found in Western Australia. Lake Hillier is one of the most famous, and the only one that remains pink all year long. The colour is caused by a microalgae called Dunaliella salina, which is found in water that’s highly saline.

Lake Hillier is located on Middle Island in the Recherche Archipelago, near Esperance, and is best enjoyed on a scenic flight with Goldfields Air Services. That way you can truly appreciate the juxtaposition of the lake, which is the same shade as Pepto-Bismol, and the deep blue of the ocean, separated only by a thin stretch of scrub and white sand.


Scenic flights start at about US$235.

Goldfields Air Services
goldfieldsairservices.com

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Tags: australia, Esperance, Lake Hillier, pink lakes, western australia

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