Referred to as Sky Mirror, Lake Tyrell has beautiful and unique opportunities to view and photograph the most amazing sunrises, sunsets and one of the most amazing spots in Australia to look at the stunning night sky and star gaze at the amazing milky way.
Our guests have travelled from all over the world to get the chance to see this amazing beauty and take home some stunning photographic memories!
Visiting Lake Tyrrell
The best time to visit is on a clear winter’s evening when the lake has a layer of water to produce amazing reflections and when the sun goes down just that little bit earlier…
Call us and wecan help organise anything you need for your trip out to the lake.
Lake Tyrrell History
The scenery at Lake Tyrrell is unlike anywhere else, experience walking on water or touching the clouds and discover the most breath taking sunrises and sunsets you have ever seen.
The lake covers approximately 20,860 hectares making it Victoria’s largest inland salt lake and attracts tourists from all over the world, Lake Tyrrell is dry most of the year although at times it may be covered by shallow water so we do advise guests not to drive onto the lake.
Only 70km from Swan Hill the Lake environment is host to Mallee reptiles, kangaroos, emus, white-faced chats and an inland gullery. The Indigenous Boorong people of Sea Lake were famous astronomers, using constellations to decipher seasons and tell dreamtime stories.
The ancient lake may have been formed by drifting sand blocking the passage of Tyrrell Creek. Over time it became a giant salt basin due to the flow of subterranean saline water and the run-off from Tyrrell Lake.
Small islands in the lake are used as a breeding ground by thousands of seagulls. The saltbush and samphire around the lagoon support a range of wildlife while the lunette to the east contains significant Aboriginal relics.