Lake Tyrrell Rest Area

GPS: -35.45393 , 142.82950
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  • Overnight Rest Area
Calder Highway
Sea Lake VIC 3533
  • Large gravel rest area
  • Picnic table & wood BBQ
  • Good mobile phone sign
  • Room for ant size rig
  • Please take rubbish away with you

Driving Directions

From Sea Lake, head north on the Calder Highway and it's well signposted on your right-hand side.

Last updated by Clyde Camel on 1st May, 2014
Lake Tyrrell is a unique salt lake located 7kms north of Sea Lake. The Lake environment is host to Mallee reptiles, kangaroos, emus, white-faced chats. Lake Tyrrell is renowned as a start gazing area because the sky receives very little man made light.
The lake, which covers 20,860 hectares, is quite ancient. It 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. It is dry most of the year although, at times, it may be covered by shallow water.

Evaporation leaves a salt crust which is commercially extracted by the Cheetham Salt Works at the northern end of the lake. Over 100,000 tonnes of salt is extracted from the lake each year by Cheetham Salt. The first recorded salt harvest from Lake Tyrrell was in 1896.
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