09.11.18 - Pink Lake (Hutt Lagoon)

We have the most amazing bubblegum pink lake just a short drive north of Geraldton.  The Hutt Lagoon, located on the Port Gregory Road is a sight to behold!

Hutt Lagoon boasts a pink hue created by presence of carotenoid-producing algae Dunaliella salina, a source of ß-carotene, a food-colouring agent and source of vitamin A. Australians will know of Hutt Lagoon from various fashion shoots including Lancôme’s Life is Beautiful campaign and Myer’s Jennifer Hawkins Summer 2016 collection.

Hutt Lagoon is easily accessed by road, but is also a spectacular sight from the air!  Shine Aviation does scenic flights over the pink lake and it is an unforgettable experience.  Depending on the time of day, the season (time of year) and the amount of cloud cover, the lake changes through the spectrum of red to bubble-gum pink to a lilac purple.  The best time of day to visit is mid-morning or sundown.

The lagoon is about 70 square kilometres with most of it lying a few metres below sea level. It is separated from the Indian Ocean by a beach barrier ridge and barrier dune system.

Be sure to give yourself time to safely pull over and park to explore. Have your camera ready and fully charged as there are plenty of photo opportunities!