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Pink Lake (Hutt Lagoon)
Pink Lake (Hutt Lagoon)

Pink Lake (Hutt Lagoon)

Free admission

The Basics

The best views of Australia's Pink Lake are from the air, where the pink-hued waters are even more striking from an aerial perspective. Take off on a scenic flight from Geraldton, circle over the Pink Lake, swoop over the sea cliffs of Kalbarri, and enjoy views of the Murchison River, the Abrolhos Islands, and Wiebbe Hayes Fort.

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Pink Lake and Abrolhos Islands Nature/Half Day Tour
Pink Lake and Abrolhos Islands Nature/Half Day Tour
$385.73 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Worth Every Penny, Great Pilot
Amazing trip. Geri was a fantastic pilot and tour guide, loved the clear turquoise water at Wallaby Island, the wildlife, and the spectacular view of the Pink Lake
Dan_C, Mar 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Geraldton

Wonderful experience.
mspanizzolo, May 2022
Pink Lake and Abrolhos Islands Nature/Half Day Tour
Jerri the pilot was very knowledgeable and friendly. Unfortunately weather was not so good so missed out on some of the spectacular views but of course this is just a bit of bad luck. Overall a wonderful experience.
Fun Experience
Pamela_S, Jan 2022
Pink Lake Small-Group Buggy Tour
My Partner and I went 26th January. There wasn't much water so not alot of pink but still good to see. Tim was great and informative. The buggy ride through the dunes was awesome. I would have paid just for that. Overall it was a fun experience.
Spectacular Scenic Flight over the Pink Lake
Susan_W, Nov 2021
70-minute Pink Lake Scenic Flight
Thanks Wendy 🦋 This flight was Spectacular. It was an Amazing Experience we thoroughly Enjoyed. It was reasonably priced and money well spent. The Pink Lake was Absolutely Stunning. Wendy was very reassuring and made us feel welcome and at ease. The views were Breathtaking and we'll be back again on our next visit to Geraldton to do another flight with Wendy. Kind Regards, Susan & Norman
Great tour. Well worth it
Angela_H, Oct 2021
Pink Lake Small-Group Buggy Tour
Tim was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and experienced. Very comfortable ride even for my parents who are 87 years old. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Much better to take the trip rather than just going to have a look.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The only way to visit the Pink Lake is by private vehicle, plane, or by joining a guided tour.

  • Restaurants, shops, and other facilities can be found in the neighboring town of Port Gregory.

  • Don’t try to swim or paddle in the water—it’s not safe to swim in and the bottom is lined with thick mud.

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How to Get to Milford Sound

The Pink Lake is located on the coast of Western Australia, just more than an hour’s drive north of Geraldton or around 30 minutes by plane.

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When to Get There

The most dramatic time to visit is midmorning or at sundown, when the sunlight hitting the lake makes it shine even brighter and pinker.

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The Natural Phenomenon of the Pink Lake

The lake gets its rosy color from its resident algae, Dunaliella salina, which is a source of beta-carotene, a natural retinol and food coloring. The bright pink pigment is so sought-after that the world's largest microalgae farm is located on the lake, forming fields of algae and patterns that can only be seen by plane. Aside from algae, brine shrimp—or “sea monkeys”—are also raised in the lake and used as food in fish farms.

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