Lake Hillier Australia

Just off-shore the west coast of Australia is the vibrantly pink Lake Hillier. This unusual lake is surprisingly difficult to reach, with many visitors flying in by helicopter or sailing to the coast on a cruiseship. However, thevjourney to this secluded formation will be well-worth it for the whimsical traveler who simply must have it all. Due to the lake's high salt content, swimming and floating is super easy for the intrepid traveler that makes it through the eucalyptus trees surrounding the salmon colored lake. The cotton candy pink color comes from the high salt content and the microscopic organisms living in the water. If a jar of water is removed from the lake, a pale pink still tints the liquid souvenir. Besides microscopic bacteria, no other fish, birds, insects or other creatures live in the unusual water. It may be tempting to take home a liquid souvenir, but do leave this bubblegum wonder intact for future visitors. The lake has protected status since it is located in wetlands within the Recherche Archipeligo Nature Reserve. That said, the best part of traveling is enjoying sights and the present moment. Time to think pink!

Lake Hillier
Lake Hillier
Lake Hillier
Lake Hillier
Lake Hillier

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