Western Australia’s bubblegum pink lake are a sight to behold. It’s most famous pink lake is Lake Hillier, located offshore on Middle Island, part of the Recherche Archipelago and close to Esperance. Tourist over here comes and pose for photographs because of its unique colour.
Scientists found that pink bodies of water like Lake Hillier contain both Halobacteria and a type of algae known as Dunaliella salina, which thrive in salty environments like the pink lakes. The carotenoid red pigments secreted by Halobacteria and d. alina is responsible for the pink lakes' otherworldly colours.
This lake has quickly frowned its popularity through the internet and the pictures shared worldwide. It’s called the word of the "romantic" coloured lake.
For decades the Hutt Lagoon near Port Gregory, commonly called Pink Lake, was a local curiosity but it has now become a must-see location for many visitors across the globe. The narrow, windy road along the lake is shared with a steady stream of cars, caravans, campervans and the occasional film crew. Tourists have created paths through the bush to get to the lake's edge.
To grab a lot more tourist, the local authorities are now working on a master plan to improve the infrastructure at the lake. Chief executive Gavin Treasure said he was encouraged by the popularity of the region and the master plan would focus on "keeping people safe” as they are currently suffering from over-tourism as this was not set-up to be a tourist destination but with the outcome, it is a nice problem to have.