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 here, evaporating in Summer leaving 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 summer view to the deep blue view of winter.
The Yarra Yarra Lake covers an area of 119km², has a length of 25km and is 9km wide at the widest point.
As an alternative to the lookout, tourists can access the lake by a good gravel road, approximately 16km south west of Carnamah, also off the Carnamah-Eneabba Road.