The remarkable, distinctive, bubble gum pink lake, in Australia, mysteriously maintains its pinkish shade all year-round, defying scientific explanations.
The fascinating Lake Hillier is a hidden gem near the coast of Middle Island, south of Western Australia. Lake Hillier’s bubble gum pink coloring is awe-inspiring, attracting thousands of visitors every year.
Discovered in 1802, by Matthew Flinders, a British explorer, Lake Hillier is about 600 meters long. It is surrounded by a rim of sand, dense woodland of paperbark and eucalyptus trees. This creates a striking contrast between the pink hue of the water with the lush green surrounding forest and the blue Southern Ocean.
Lake Hillier’s pink coloring is a mystery, with no proven scientific explanation to why its water is pink. Speculation is that the pink color is the result of microorganisms which uses the salt present in the water, creating the pink coloring. Remarkably, if put into a glass or a bucket, the pink coloring still remains.
Recommended Visit: 1 Day
Attraction Type: Scenery, Sightseeing, Water