Natural Phenomenons: Pink Lake Hillier

No, you’re not dreaming, don’t bother to rub your eyes, this lake really is pink!

Pink Lake Hillier, Australia

Pink Lake Hillier, Australia

Lake Hillier is a lake on Middle Island, the larger of the islands that form the Recherche Archipelago in Western Australia. The water is naturally a bubblegum pink colour and retains the pink hue when taken from the lake and put in containers.

The water doesn't change its colour

The water doesn’t change its colour

Hillier Lake is the only vividly pink lake you will find in the world.

Beautiful Hillier Lake, Australia

Beautiful Hillier Lake, Australia

The colour is permanent and never changes. Its startling colour remains a mystery and while scientists have proven it’s not due to the presence of algae, unlike the other salt lakes down under, they still can’t explain why it’s pink.


The lake is about 600 meters long and is surrounded by a rim of sand and a dense woodland of paperbark and eucalyptus trees. A narrow strip of sand dunes covered by vegetation separates it to the north from the Southern Ocean.


Amazing Lake Hillier

Nature is amazing beyond our concept of it. Its creations are divine and we, as part of these creations, must respect Nature and take care for Her as we would for our mother.


L.V. K