by Lidija Drakulic

This is not an enormous supply of strawberry milkshake or a huge piece of bubble gum. This is Lake Hillier. It’s about two thousand feet long and it is separated from the ocean by a narrow strip of land. The lake is surrounded by white sands and beautiful woodlands that contrast with the strangely colored water.

The pink water doesn't alter when taken into a container. The source of its color has yet to be discovered. It remains a mystery. There is only one theory which attributes the color of the water to red hydrophilic bacteria in the salt crusts. Besides the unusual hue, the water has no known harmful effects on humans, making it the most awesome place in Australia.