Monday, April 22, 2024

Unique new view over Pink Lake

Visitors to the Yorke Peninsula’s spectacular Pink Lake will soon be able to enjoy its beauty from a specially designed viewing platform.

The newly constructed platform, which has been shaped as a ‘Y’ to represent Yorke Peninsula and Yorketown, will allow visitors to safely walk out onto the lake.

The stem of the platform extends 75 metres into the lake, with each arm extending a further 25 metres.

“The Y shape will allow photographers to stand on one arm and take photos of people standing on the opposite arm,” said Yorke Peninsula Council Mayor, Darren Braund.

“In winter, the water will lap at the edges of the Y, giving the impression of visitors standing on water. It curves towards the shoreline where a walking trail is currently being installed.

“While the lake surface may appear sturdy enough to stand on, those who venture out into the lake and off the designated walkway will soon find themselves ankle or knee-deep in black mud – the walking trail and Y platforms are much better options,” he said.

Pink Lake is part of the Salt Lake Trail, a self-drive tour that showcases the region’s pink, orange, blue, and white salt lakes.

The viewing platform was funded through the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

For more information about the trail, visit https://yorke.sa.gov.au/discover/things-to-do/ypsaltlaketrail/.

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