MELBOURNE'S pink lake
Its that time of the year again the inst-famous salt lake in Westgate Park, in Port Melbourne below the Westgate Bridge, has turned bright pink again due to a perfect mix of high temperatures, sunlight and low rainfall.
The natural phenomenon in response to very high salt levels, high temperatures, sunlight and lack of rainfall. Algae growing in the salt crust at the bottom of the lake produces the red pigment (beta carotene) as part of its photosynthesis process and in response to the extremely high salt levels.
The Park is located in Fishermans Bend, Melbourne at the city end of the Westgate Freeway. It is close to the exit ramps near the bridge or along Lorimer Street from the city. The main entry is off Todd Road, just north of the bridge, others at end Lorimer Street (on street parking usually available) and end Wharf Road.
While its a great spot to take photos It is strongly recommend you don’t come into contact with the water. The lake is expected to return to its normal colour towards winter, when the weather cools and rainfall increases.
Todd Road, Port Melbourne, Victoria, 3207
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