Lake Tyrrell, in north-west Victoria, has a long pastoral and industrial history. It's Victoria's biggest salt lake but has been largely overlooked by tourists until now. Recently it's become famous on the internet for the 'sky-mirror' images that photographers can achieve on the lake in the right conditions.
Lake Tyrrell is a unique salt lake located just north of the aptly named town of Sea Lake. Covering 20,860 hectares, the lake environment is host to Mallee reptiles, kangaroos, emus, white-faced chats, and an inland gullery. The western reaches of the lake support a large salt harvesting operation. The Mallee Rally, a dirt car racing event held on the Queens Birthday weekend every year is run on the track around the lake.
A viewing platform and information bay overlook the lake which is well signposted from the Calder Highway. From the lookout, it's possible to drive closer to the lake on a track runs along the lake's edge, but this track is 4WD only from the bottom of the hill.
Plans are underway to significantly upgrade the tourism infrastructure at Lake Tyrrell, including an architecturally designed 'sky lounge' viewing platform and other amenities. The town of Sea Lake is only six kilometres away and has a range of shops and accommodation if you want to stay a while to get that perfect shot.