The Hutt Lagoon is a superb example of a pink lake: a naturally occurring phenomenon that occurs when algae 'blooms' and produces beta carotene – a pigment that has become a lucrative aquaculture crop.
Hutt Lagoon can be found just out of Port Gregory, which is located 47 kilometres west of Northampton. Port Gregory is situated near the mouth of the Hutt River and is a picturesque fishing village that is surrounded by five kilometres of exposed reef. Between 1855 and 1872, six vessels were wrecked on the reef including the Mary Queen of Scots.
Visitors should view the lake at sundown as the lagoon changes colour from mauve to pink to a slightly darker purple.
Location: Port Gregory is located 495 kilometres north of Perth, or 73 kilometres north of Geraldton and 80 kilometres south of Kalbarri.
Australia’s Coral Coast