More famously known as the Pink Lake, Hutt Lagoon is located in the town of Gregory between Northampton and Kalbarri. The lagoon is a short 35 minute drive from Kalbarri and is a great place to stop off for a quick visit on your way north. Founded by explorer George Grey back in 1839 the pink lake is 70 square kilometers and is separated by the ocean via a sand bed. It turns pink due to the presence of algae along the salt bed. Hutt lagoon is also the largest microalgae production plant which provides a commercial supply of brine shrimp.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit is mid-morning or during sunset in the summer months. Be sure to pick a sunny day as the lake it at its pinkest during this time. The colour of the lake changes depending on season so its best to visit the lake during summer to experience Hutt Lagoon at its best. The pink lake can be a bit smelly at times but the view is definitely worth it.
There is a small sign and a car park which will provide good access to the lake. If you can’t find the car park there is also the option of parking along the side of the road. Hope out and navigate a path to get closer to the water if you can. The lake is a natural attraction that sees many tourists pulling over for a photo opportunity. The lake is free to visit and its estimated most people spend about 15 – 30 minutes here.
Hutt Lagoon is a great quick stop to stretch your legs and see an amazing natural attraction before heading on to your final destination.