6 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Australia
Sixth largest country in the world, lying between Pacific and Indian Ocean. Home to natural features and bio diversity that is not seen in any other part of the world.
Anakie Gorge Walk is a 11.3 kilometer loop trail located near Staughton Vale, Victoria, Australia that features a lake. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. The Anakie Gorge is steep and rocky, making for picturesque views with dry forest and high escarpments.
A favorite for bushwalkers as the nearest semi-arid region to Melbourne. Hikes include circuits of Lake Crosbie and Lake Kenyon, and the three-day Sunset walking track. The special attraction here is the pink lakes. In late summer a red pigment, carotene, is secreted from the alga Dunaliella salina and gives a distinct pink color to the lake.
A shallow, curving, 18 square kilometers tidal embayment with a single channel to the sea. The inlet has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because it supports over 1% of the world populations of double-banded plovers and red-necked stints, and has supported the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.