pink lake westgate park 

pink salt lake westgate park melbourn e

pink lake westgate park dog friendly

It’s true, there really is a pink lake you can visit in Melbourne and now is the time to visit! 

The pink lake is a beautiful site considering how close it is to the City and Westgate Bridge. You may feel like you’re in bushland due to the flora and fauna and bush setting. 

The pink lake isn’t always pink however. You’ll need to time your visit accordingly. Apparently the best time to visit is the end of Summer. (Parks Victoria facebook page often give updates).

The vegetation consists mainly of Australian natives. You might spot some bird life and there’s a fantastic bike track for a family cycle. Westgate Park is a vibrant example of how a wasteland can become a flourishing ecological and recreational wetland environment.

You might be wondering why the lake turns pink in the warmer months? ‘Algae growing in the salt crust at the bottom of the lake produces the red pigment as part of its photosynthesis process and in response to the extremely high salt levels.’ Parks Victoria 

little tips

- plenty of free car parking

- Dogs on lead welcome

- do not drink the water

- picnic tables and toilets 

Where:

81-125 Todd Rd, Port Melbourne 3207