Couldn’t tell you how surreal yesterday was. It was like bathing in salted cotton candy • Amongst the Grampains

The Pink Lakes

In spring, four of the park’s lakes – Becking, Crosbie, Roulton and Kenyon – turn a vivid pink. This effect is caused by the release of a red pigment called carotene by algae in the water. The brilliant colour is best viewed at dawn, in the late afternoon or under a cloudy sky.

The huge flatlands of Murray-Sunset National Park also provide refuge for some unusual plants and animals. It is home to Victoria’s largest flower, the Murray lily and Australia’s rarest bird, the black-eared miner. Wander through this untouched wilderness and find a diversity of habitats, including Murray River billabongs, wetlands, woodlands, semiarid sand dunes and salt pans.



Kawah Putih Lake (x)

"The Kawah Putih site was opened to visitors in 1987. The lake is 2,430m (7970 ft) above sea level, so the local climate is often quite chilly (temperatures are frequently around 10 degrees celsius). This makes a brisk change from the humidity of the north Java plain and the capital city of Jakarta. Kawah Putih is a sizeable highly acid lake (pH 0.5-1.3) which changes colour from bluish to whitish green, or brown, depending on the concentration of sulfur and the temperature or the oxidation state. The sand and rocks surrounding the lake have been also leached into whitish colours through interaction with the acidic lake waters (with possible mineral precipitation as well)."