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Nice pitstop

Great to visit early morning for a few photos with the excellent sunrise, visited when it’s been... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
brett6696
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Adelaide, Australia
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Pretty in pink

Coming from the Wimmera where we have quite a few salt lakes, I’m always interested to stop and see... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
JohnG3121
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to visit early morning for a few photos with the excellent sunrise, visited when it’s been full of water, but tends to dry out a lot in the summer months.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank brett6696
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you could easily miss this, but it is next to the road so just park along side it and get out. it had fencing all around it so not sure about the other traveller photos. I think they are taken from a different lake. But...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank tops793
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

We were absolutely hyped up for visiting the lake but were slightly let down when we eventually got there... it looks better from a distance but the pictures from close by don’t do justice to the place.. Also , you will be constantly annoyed by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

The best view while doing the road trip from Adelaide to Melbourne or from Melbourne to Adelaide. Easy to walk if you are going with elder people. Kids love it so much. Even many people doing the barefoot .. take off all of the shoes,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank merrymagdalena
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

In the middle of nowhere, very very easy to miss and once you're there it was underwhelming. I expected to see something I'd never seen before but it was just rubbish. If you see it just get a picture from the car.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank TSef10
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Coming from the Wimmera where we have quite a few salt lakes, I’m always interested to stop and see another.. the colours can be be strikingly pink at times. Easy location to get too just off main road

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Not a huge tourist attraction but good to see and interesting to find out why it is pink. Good to see because you do not see it everyday and easy to view from the road.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

While driving to Meningie, we saw a lot of cars parked and there was a sign: "Pink Lake." We stopped and took pictures of it. We were not the only ones. There were several cars parked and everyone had a camera. It is not every...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

If you’re travelling on the Western Hwy and come across the Pink Lake it is definitely worth the stop. There is a good parking area and toilets as well, although the toilets were disgusting and need far better up keep. It’s a short walk down...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank DShalders
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Harvest of this lake is taking place in Dec-Feb I believe (but do check) and such a great place for travellers to call into and walk down to the waters edge and dabble your toes into the salty water. Not wheelchair friendly but am sure...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Classyofnhill
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KevinH6683
2 April 2018|
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Response from Julia S | Reviewed this property |
The lake has a solid salt bed which reacts with it's red algae to create the colour. It's even brighter after rain when new algae grows. If you Google 'Pink Lake, Victoria' you can probably find way more detailed... More
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N294IJroberts
14 January 2018|
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Response from Mauzie427 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, there is no sign to say indigines reserve or not to take samples.
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Sara L
7 January 2018|
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Response from dave22362 | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so Sara, a bit shallow - sort of like Lake Eyre
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