This Australian Lake Has Turned 'Pink' And You're Not Allowed To Swim In It

Lakes aren't supposed to come in this color! 

A lake in Melbourne has become a sparkling, shiny pink and has fascinated locals after a perfect storm of high temperatures and little rainfall that came into play.

The salt lake in Westgate Park, just above the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne's core, can turn a bright pink or red colour during the warmer months.

The unusual colour is down to a mix of high salt concentration, high temperatures and little rainfall affecting the algae in the water.