Travel out to the Murray Sunset National Park to see the famous Pink Lakes for yourself. Located in the far northwest corner of Victoria, the lakes are a popular attraction for photographers, with their unusual colouring changing throughout the day, from a deep pink to a bright white.
The lakes' waters are actually crystal clear and the beds of the four lakes are made up of solid salt. However, it is the red algae (Dunaliella salina), which grows in the water that gives the lakes their pink hue.
Choose from a number of walking trails around the lakes, including the Lake Becking Nature Walk, the Kline Nature Walk and the Lake Hardy Nature Walk. Keep an eye out for local kangaroos, wallabies, emus and echidnas as you wander.
Bird watchers will love the opportunities on offer, with red-rumped parrots, mallee ringnecks, spotted pardalotes and white-fronted chats, all calling the region home.
Discover more of the area on a longer stay. Pitch your tent at campgrounds located at Lake Crosbie or Lake Becking. Capture amazing pictures of the lakes at sunset, cycle along Pioneer Drive, or visit in springtime to see thousands of wildflowers in bloom.
Bring sun protection and insect repellent as the area around the lakes can be hot and insects very active.
Weather and travel conditions can change quickly, so it important to always check the local conditions on the Parks Victoria website before you visit.
Content: Tourism Victoria