What’s more insta-worthy than a pink lake? A salt lake in inner-city Melbourne has just turned a rosy shade of pink! This rare phenomenon only ever occurs with a perfect cocktail of high salt levels and temperatures, increased sunlight and low rainfall.
This lake in Westgate Park has only ever turned pink twice before – in 2014 and 2017, and is expected to stay rosy until the weather cools down and rainfall increases later in the Southern hemisphere’s autumn season.
More than 87,000 #pinklake images have been tagged on Instagram, most of which are snapped in Australia. Travellers across the country can explore five more of these spectacular candy-coloured bodies of water, including:
- Pink Lake in Murray-Sunset National Park
- Lake Tyrrell, Victoria’s largest salt lake
- Lake MacDonnell and Lake Bumbunga – two of South Australia’s most iconic landscapes
- Lake Hillier in Esperance, which is best seen from the air
- Hutt Lagoon, which can change from red to bubble-gum pink to lilac