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One of nature’s stunning phenomena is the pink lagoon in Western Australia – the Hutt Lagoon. Its sight is a treat to the senses.
The Pink Wonder
Watch the play of hues at Hutt Lagoon. Ranging from bright bubble gum pink, lilac, and sometimes even red, the waters of Hutt Lagoon are nature’s way of showing off.
Located on the stretch between Port Gregory and Kalbarri, the Hutt Lagoon displays various shades depending on the season and time of the day. The reason for its rare hue is an extremely high level of salinity. The presence of the carotenoid-producing algae Dunaliella salina – a source of ß-carotene (food-colouring agent) and also of Vitamin A lends this colour.
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Nestled between Hutt Lagoon and the beach is the picturesque fishing village of Port Gregory. If you want to indulge in the sight of Hutt Lagoon a little more, stay overnight. There are many accommodation options like farmstays, chalets, beach cottages and the caravan park.
Though it’s a pretty sight at any given point time, it’s best to go on a clear day, around mid-morning or sunset. You can choose to stop at any of the numerous places along Port Gregory Road from where the view is magical.
How To Reach Here
Just follow the Indian Ocean drive from Perth and you’ll reach Hutt Lagoon in under 6 hours. If you’re heading here from Kalbarri, you’ll first sight the lagoon within 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can opt for the scenic flight from Geraldton. It’ll give you the most unique view, with the Indian Ocean creating a striking contrast with the pink lake.
Best Time To Visit
Plan a trip between July and September to see the bloom of wildflowers in the countryside.
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