Lake Tyrrell is one of the so-called “pink lakes” of Northern Victoria, Australia. Located at the Northern end of the Mallee wheat belt, the Lake derives its colour from red algae, which is most apparent as the lake dries out in the Southern Hemisphere spring. The lake covers over 50,000 acres making it Victoria’s largest salt lake. As the water levels fall, salt encrustation begins to form on the lake surface and combined with the increasing pink colour creates a truly magical place. It is possible to walk across many kilometres of the lake surface and discover old fence lines or sections of tumbleweed ‘frozen’ in white salt and sitting on the pink lake bed. Salt used to be commercially farmed here and there are ghostly reminders of man’s habitation – slowly being eroded and absorbed back into the land.
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