A Pink Lake?

I bet you’ve never seen a pink lake before. I know I haven’t but someday I bet you I will one because it is for sure going on the list of places I need to go. In Western Australia there is a pink lake on Middle Island. Middle Island is the largest island of many that makes up the Recherche Archipelago, right off the coast of Esperance.

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This lake is 1,695 feet long and as you can see in the picture it is surrounded by a little bit of sand and then closely compacted paperbark and eucalyptus trees. The lake is bubblegum pink, but it’s not fully known why it’s pink. Scientist think that the color comes from a dye created by bacteria that lives in the salt crusts.

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The only way to view this lake is from the air. You can climb the highest peak there called Flinders Peak and see the surrounding waters like this beautiful pool of pinkness. For the best views though they say to take a walk to Pink Lake lookout. This isn’t the only pink lake in the area either. In some weather conditions the lake will turn a nice light pink due to the high concentration of algae in the water.

This lake is also identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because it has a great amount of native and migratory birds. There’s plenty to do in Esperance like horseback riding, walking, cycling, scuba diving, whale-watching, windsurfing, abseiling, kayaking, and 4WD tours.

I hope you enjoyed this piece about Pink Lake. If you’re in Australia or plan to go there I would definitely check this out. Thanks for reading!

Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever been here or if you’ve ever been to Australia and what you did there, thanks!

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