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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
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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This lake is pink!

While driving to Meningie, we saw a lot of cars parked and there was a sign: "Pink Lake." We... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
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“salt crystals”(3 reviews)
“great stop”(3 reviews)
Western Highway, Meningie, South Australia 5264, Australia
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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

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.

Thank hbrisbane
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

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

2  Thank DShalders
Reviewed 18 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

1  Thank Classyofnhill
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

The first salt lake I have walked on and although the pink was difficult to see at times if you looked at a cross section of the salt crust you broke as you walked on it the centre was definitely pink. Well worth the visit...More

1  Thank Nonapama
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

As you drive past you cannot miss out on this interesting sight. The rest area needs to be checked more frequently though as the bin was overflowing - could do with a cleanup.

Thank Leigh P
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic free attraction conveniently located by the highway. It was quite crowded with many Asian tourists so the small car park was full. They all huddled in the same spot by the centre but take your socks and shoes off and walk...More

Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Great stop along the highway which was totally unexpected but truely amazing. Public toilets and water nearby

2  Thank Donna B
Reviewed 12 December 2017

You could see the lake from the highway so we turned around to go back to it. It's colour is incredible and it is amazing to walk on top of the water via the salt deposits on top. Stunning place to visit.

2  Thank Julia S
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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
Robert S
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.
Sara L
7 January 2018|
Response from dave22362 | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so Sara, a bit shallow - sort of like Lake Eyre