When we think of pink lakes, Brisbane certainly isn’t the first place that comes to mind. The water at Boondall Wetlands on the northside is usually brown, but due to the weather conditions and algae concentration, it’s turned to the colour of a strawberry milkshake.
Akin to other pink lakes around the country, the phenomenon is likely the result of warm and dry weather conditions paired with a concentration of pink algae, which gives the water its vibrant colour.
The water’s pink hue won’t stick around for very long though, so you’ll want to visit as soon as possible to see the pink lake.
While the water is natural and safe, it’s recommended to enjoy it from afar and not touch it.
Seeing a pink lake in Brisbane is undeniably rare, and it mightn’t happen again for a long time.
Boondall Wetlands is located on the edge of Moreton Bay between Nudgee Beach, Boondall and Shorncliffe. It’s a great spot for a walk, bike ride, picnic, and now, to see the pink water.
Plan your trip to Boondall Wetlands here.
You can find the pink lake on the Nudgee Road side of the wetlands.