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The more I explore Melbourne, the more I discover. Who knew that there would be a massive pink lake hidden behind the trees of Westgate Park, only moments from the city centre? Until last week, certainly not me, despite living in Melbourne my entire life! Personally, I would have imagined that I would need to travel hours to the middle of the desert or some secluded area to witness a natural phenomenon like this. However, it seems Melbourne’s actually full of hidden surprises – so many of which can be discovered by simply venturing minutes out from the city’s heart (hi, sunflower field!).

The water here is as overpoweringly pink in real life and is really just so ethereal and outer-worldly. Thankfully enough, there’s actually a rational explanation behind the supernatural colour – an interaction between harmless algae and halobacterium, which causes the secretion of a red pigment. On hot summer days, the pink colour is at its strongest as the water evaporates, increasing the colour concentration. I’m not sure how much longer this lake will be shining pink, as it returns back to normal during autumn as the weather cools down and the rain comes to visit. So if you’re looking to visit, definitely swing by soon. Hope you guys enjoy this pretty sight and let me know how you go if you do make it there!

Photos: Rowena Cao