Lake Hillier is a saline lake on the edge of Middle Island. It is the biggest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherché Archipelago in the Goldfields-Esperance district, located on the South shoreline of Western Australia.
It is especially outstanding for its pink shading. A long and thin shore isolates the Southern Ocean from the lake.
The only living organisms in Lake Hillier are microorganisms including Dunaliella salina, which causes the salt content in the lake to create a red dye which helps produce the colour, as well as red halophilic bacteria present in the salt crusts. Despite the unusual hue, the lake exhibits no known adverse effects upon humans. From above, the lake appears a solid bubble gum pink, but from the shoreline it appears more of a clear pink hue. The shoreline is also covered in salt crust deposits.
Lake Hillier also known as one of the top locations in Australia to visit. As a tourism centre that famous for its unusual landscapes that will take your breath away.
How to get there
Lake Hillier is situated in quite a remote location, on an island, south of continental Australia, in the state of Western Australia. The nearest town is Esperance.
Esperance is approximately 720 kilometres (447 miles) southeast of Perth. It’s an eight hour drive or a two hour flight from Perth. Lake Hillier can be visited on a boat tour or scenic flight.
If your dream is to swim in a pink lake, not far from the town of Esperance there is another one called suggestively Pink Lake.