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Lake Tyrrell

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Published January 23rd 2022
Capture the perfect sunset and sunrise
Lake Tyrrell
Lake Tyrrell


I reckon the famous Lake Tyrrell is a must-see for locals and visitors alike. Covering more than 20,000 hectares, it is Victoria's largest salt lake formed as a result of the flooding of the Murray-Darling Basin. Sea level rose and retreated, and hence the present landscape.

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Salt crust on lake bed


Lake Tyrrell
Sunset when dry


Evaporation has left a unique salt crust on the lake bed. With its sometimes shallow waters, this 120,000-year-old lake offers keen photographers an opportunity to capture the perfect sunset and sunrise. The view though is still rather breathtaking when dry even without that reflective surface. It's also a great place to navigate the stars and a sky lounge has been built onsite just for this very purpose.

Lake Tyrrell
Purpose-built sky lounge


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Viewing platform


Improvements were recently made to its visitor facilities too. There's now a new viewing platform, with toilets next to it, as well as walking tracks and a boardwalk. This public access area is conveniently located off Calder Highway approximately 7 kilometres north of Sea Lake. It can be reached within a 4-hour drive from Melbourne.

Lake Tyrrell
Boardwalk

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Why? Capture the perfect sunset and sunrise
When: Anytime
Where: Off Calder Highway, Sea Lake
Cost: Free
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A great location Audrey and well worth a visit. Nice to see some facilities to enhance a visit.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|4054) 121 days ago
Love Lake Tyrell. I went with a friend in June 2020 and it was amazing. If going I recommend Lake Tyrell tours. The woman who runs it really knows her stuff. Took us to the best place for photos She also sells Lake Tyrell salt which is delicious. Sea Lake pub for dinner is fab too
by scoty (score: 0|2) 119 days ago
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