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Magical Pink Lakes in Australia – Facts and Locations

Batul Nafisa Baxamusa Apr 10, 2021

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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Australia is known for its unique animals and interesting landscapes. Another thing that makes this place special is the pink lakes.

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Yes, there are many pink lakes in Australia with pretty bright bubblegum or rose-colored hue.

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Let’s see some of the magical pink lakes in Australia with facts and locations.

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Why Australia Has Pink Lakes?
Researchers have found high levels of salt in the water along with 10 species of salt-loving bacteria and several Dunaliella algae. These organisms are responsible for the pink or red shades of the lake.

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Lake Hiller
Lake Hillier is one of the most famous pink lakes in Australia. It can be reached via boat, a road trip or flight.

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It has a vibrant bubblegum pink hue all year round. This is an unforgettable scene where the pink lake outlines the neighboring dark blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

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The pink color is due to the presence of Dunaliella salina, Salinibacter ruber, Dechloromonas aromatic and a few species of Archaea.
The best way to enjoy the beauty of Lake Hillier is by taking an airplane scenic flight. The water is safe to swim; however, it is not allowed so as to protect its natural form.

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Hutt Lagoon
Hutt Lagoon is a salt lake located at the mount of Hutt River. You can reach Hutt Lagoon in less than 6 hours by road from Perth or by taking a flight.
It is known for its red to pink to purple hues depending on the time of the day as well as cloud coverage.
It is not just a great photographic location but also farmed for making cosmetics, supplements, and natural food dye.

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The algae Dunaliella salina in the water produces beta-carotene that is used to farm the pink color and supplements. Lake Hutt is also farmed for brine shrimp, salt, as well as gypsum.

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Lake Bumbunga
Lake Bumbunga is one of the most photogenic pink lakes in Australia. It has color shades varying from pink, white, and blue depending on the salinity levels.

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It has been harvested since 1868 for many years for salt. There are 3 salt pans that harvest salt for swimming pools, water softener, as well as fish and chips.
The lake is located 25 minutes from Port Wakefield and 2 hours north from Adelaide. The shallow lake Bumbunga is the perfect spot to view fluffy white cumulus clouds.

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Pretty candy-hued pink lakes in Australia attract tourists from around the world. The pink hues are a delight to view and a mesmerizing natural phenomenon.

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Amateur or professional, make sure you take the best cameras to capture the beauty of the Australian pink lakes.