We just enjoyed our second visit to Sea Lake, a small town in rural northern Victoria. While the town has it's charms we come this way for the magic of Lake Tyrrell.
Located less than ten kilometers north of Sea Lake, Lake Tyrrell is a salt lake that is another world. If you're lucky you'll find some parts covered in water and be able to wander about in the most brilliant reflected sky but even bone dry this landscape is stunning. It is like walking through a John Olsen painting.
To access Lake Tyrrell take the viewing platform exit off the highway heading north out of Sea Lake. There is a dirt track heading around the lake past the platform and it is up to you and your vehicle how far you take it. We park our city car fairly close to the platform and walk. The track can get quite muddy even in summertime.
If you are planning on stargazing (it is an excellent spot for it) Google maps pin your car as there is no light at all and it is easy to lose your way.
Sea Lake Motel is where we stay in town. It is a 24hr self check in motel with clean rooms that have microwaves, fridges and kettles so you can sort out your own food. There are two cafes in town and a supermarket.
We stay in Sea Lake as it is conveniently located near the end of the Silo Art Trail. The trail of painted silos is well worth a look if you are driving through the area!