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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Sea Lake Has Unveiled a New Indigenous Art Gallery, Visitor Hub and Viewing Platform Overlooking Lake Tyrrell

The state's largest and oldest inland salt lake has scored a new suite of upgrades.
By Libby Curran
October 06, 2021
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By Libby Curran
October 06, 2021
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While the reopening of interstate and international borders is on the horizon, exploring Victoria's own backyard will still be at top of the travel agenda for many Melburnians over the coming months. And, if you've been tempted to check out the vibrant pink colours of the state's largest, oldest inland salt lake, Lake Tyrrell, now you've got another reason to venture up northwest to the Mallee region. Namely, the newly completed Sea Lake Visitor Information Centre, viewing platform and upgraded facilities, which were unveiled last week.

Built with the help of $300,000 funding from the Victorian Government and with support from the Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund, the new centre features a central tourism hub, an Indigenous art gallery and gift shop. There's also a sleek new viewing platform overlooking the water, offering the best vantage point for happy snaps of the famed lake. The improved infrastructure was created in an effort to boost tourism to the region, while also upgrading and protecting Lake Tyrrell for future generations.

The Sea Lake silos, featuring artwork by Drapl and The Zookeeper.

Other government-driven initiatives designed to reinvigorate the area's tourism potential include after-dark activations for the Buloke Silo Art Trail, a streetscape revival project and the community-led Bounce Back Buloke grants program.

At 120,000 years old, Lake Tyrrell is best known for the pink hue it takes on during warmer, more humid times of the year, thanks to a particular resident micro-algae that emits a red pigment. The colourful landmark is also a popular stop along the northeast corner of the Silo Art Trail, located close to the large-scale artworks at Lascelles, Patchewollock and Sea Lake.

Find the new Sea Lake Visitor Information at 65 Horace Street, Sea Lake — around four hour's drive northwest of Melbourne.

Top Images: Visit Victoria

Published on October 06, 2021 by Libby Curran

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