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Lake Tyrrell is near the little town of Sea Lake in Northern Victoria. When the lake is full of water, it is famous for its spectacular sky reflections – hence the locals call it a “sky mirror”
When we visited the lake in late April after a dry summer it was just a salt crust covering the lake area. But we weren’t disappointed with what we saw.
The lake itself is quite ancient and 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 Creek.
There is also evidence of the indigenous occupation of the area over the last 45,000 years.
The Royal Hotel at Sea Lake serves excellent meals and we found a good breakfast at the Bottom Cafe in the main street.