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.
Salt crust on lake bed
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.
Purpose-built sky lounge
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.