Australia is a beautiful country with many places to explore in your own backyard.
Published February 6th 2020
Home of South Australia’s Pink Lake Bumbunga
Lochiel is a small town about 125 kms north of Adelaide. It is situated along the Augusta Highway. When the town was established in 1869, the South Australian Governor, Sir James Fergusson, gave it the Scottish name of Lochiel.
This small town may be insignificant to many people, but on the western edge of the town along the Highway lies a big beautiful lake. This lake, called Lake Bumbunga, is one of South Australia's pink lakes. It is also one of the most accessible pink lakes. In summer the lake dries up but in spring after winter rainfalls the lake will show its beautiful pink colour. But wait, there is something else on the lake that will amuse you.
In the shallows of the lake, there is a sculpture made of tyres and plastic. Since the name of the town is Scottish, the man and his friends who made this sculpture called it "Loch Eel", an allusion to the Loch Ness monster.
The next time you travel on Augusta Highway, look out for Lake Bumbunga and "Loch Eel".