Hutt Lagoon, Australia

Postcard: Hutt Lagoon in Western Australia ... also known as Pink Lake

Hutt Lagoon (also known as Pink Lake) is located in Western Australia and is a popular tourist attraction.

  • A marine salt lake.
  • Location: 515 km north of Perth, near the small town of Port Gregory and near Indian Ocean.
  • Size: about 14 km in length and around 2.3 km wide
  • Max. depth: 0,65 m
  • It’s area covers 70 square kilometres, with most of it lying a few metres below sea level.
  • It’s separated from the Indian Ocean by a beach barrier ridge and barrier dune system.
  • Its iconic colouring comes from the presence of the caroteinoid-producing algae, Dunaliella salina.
  • Dunaliella salina is a source of beta-carotene; a food-colouring agent and a great source of Vitamin A. It is commonly used in cosmetics and dietary supplements .
  • Hutt Lagoon can be easily accessed by road along the George Grey Drive, between Geraldton and Kalbarri.
  • Visit between July and September to also see the countryside blanketed in wildflowers.

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