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Westgate Park Lake Turns Pink

by EricaL (follow)
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Pink Lake in Melbourne

Melbourne's Westgate Park has turned rosy again and we finally stopped by to see it.

This is a completely natural phenomenon caused by salt, high temperatures, lack of rain and lots of sunlight.

Pink Lake Melbourne


While it is difficult to say exactly how long the lake will remain a vibrant blush, it is expected to stay that way until late Autumn so if you are reading this in the early part of the season, there's still time to visit.



Otherwise, you'll just have to wait till it happens all over again next Summer/Autumn. The Westgate Park Lake has been turning pink since 2012.



Be aware you are not supposed to come in contact with the lake as its saline can cause skin irritation.



There is no entrance costs to get to the lake and no fees for parking.

Getting to Westgate Park:

Westgate Park is located along the eastern banks of the Yarra River, under the Westgate Bridge. Limited parking is available within the park off Todd Road, or along Lorimer St, Port Melbourne (Melway map reference 56 F1).

Catching the bus is a great way to visit Westgate Park, with the #235, #237 and #606 bus route running past the park.

Where: 4 Wharf Rd, Port Melbourne VIC
Web: Check HERE before you visit to see if the lake is still pink.

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