LAKE HILLIER - AUSTRALIA

 

 

ARCHIPELAGO OF THE RECHERCHE

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

The pink color of Lake Hillier is one of its kind in this world

                                         Lake Hillier in Archipelago of the Recherche

 

Located in a densely wooded corner of Middle Island, Lake Hillier or also known as Hillier Lake, provides a welcome color to the one hundred small islands that make up the Archipelago of the Recherche that lies off Western Australia's south coast. This archipelago was named as "L'Archipel de la Recherche" by France's Rear-Admiral Bruni d'Entrecasteaux in 1972 after one of his ships. Not seen anywhere else in the world, this natural wonder pink lake truly gives you an astonishing moment that you will never forget. Seen from the air, the glistening pale pink surface of remote Lake Hillier looks like glace icing on an oblong cake.

 

The shallow briny lake which is about six hundred meters across seems to be out of place in this storm-tossed seas. Rimmed with white salt and encircled by dark green forests of eucalyptus and paperbark trees, a narrow strip of white dunes and sand separates the lake from the ocean's deep waters. One mystery on what causes the lake's unique color has remained a question not answered until today. One of the first evidence of Middle Island's pink lake dates back to the journals of Matthew Flinders, a British navigator and hydrographer in 1802. Flinders had climbed Middle Island's highest peak (now known as Flinders Peak) to survey the surrounding waters when he came across this remarkable pink lake. Except for a few years when salt extraction was being carried out here, the island and its pink lake has been almost untouched and has since then provide visitors with one of the most amazing view of the world's natural wonder.

 

_____________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Copyright @ 2004 - 2012 A Guide To Asia All Rights Reserved

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use