Once a great river emptied into the Yarra Yarra Lakes system… Now with changes in land and sea level, and a drier climate, water collected from infrequent rains beyond Yalgoo travel along a chain of salt lakes to finally end up here, evaporating in Summer to leave a shimmering expanse of salt.
From the Lakes Lookout, less than a kilometre out of town on the Carnamah-Eneabba Road, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views all year round; from the salty pink lakes in summer, to the deep blue lakes in winter.
The Yarra Yarra Lake System covers an area of 119km², with a length of 25km and width of 9km at its widest point. The area is home to an abundance of wildlife and is commonly used as a foraging area for native birds such as black swans, pelicans, and banded stilts.
As an alternative to the lookout, tourists can also access the spectacular views of Yarra Yarra Lake via a good gravel road, approximately 16km south west of Carnamah, also off the Carnamah-Eneabba Road.
Source: Shire of Carnamah