of Australia is home to a lot of beautiful serene
lakes that make this planet a lot lovelier to live
in. These lovely lakes add to the charm of this
already enchanting place. You can
find them all over the place complemented with
charming neighborhood and friendly citizens. Australia’s
top 20 largest lakes include, Lake Gairdner in South
Australia, measuring 10,917 sq. km.; Lake Carnegie
in Western Australia, with 5,714 sq. km.;
Mackay along the borders of Western Australia and
the Northern Territory, with 5,488 sq. km.; Lake
Torrens in South Australia, spanning 5,420 sq. km.;
Lake Macleod in the Western regions, with 5,414 sq.
km.; North and South Lake Eyre in Southern
Australia, spanning 4,176 sq. km. and 1,465 sq. km.,
Lake Frome in the Southern area as
well, with 3,676 sq. km.; Lake Moore in the Western side,
with 3,465 sq. km.; Lake Amadeus within the Northern
Territory, with 1,993 sq. km.;
Lake Wells in the Western
area, with 1,895 sq. km.; Mongrels Lake also in the Western
region, with 1,791 sq. km.; Lake Blanche in the South with
1,712 sq. km.;
The Coorong in the Southern region, with
1,663 sq. km.; Lake Carey in the West, with 1,582 sq. km.; Peera Peera Poolanna Lake in the South, with 1,431 sq. km.;
Lake Raeside in the West, with 1,383 sq. km.;
along the borders of Western and Northern Territory, with
1,264 sq. km.; and lastly, Lake Gregory in the West , with
1,043 sq. km.
Lake Gairdner is an endorheic
salt lake named after an Australian Department
Colonial Office Chief Clerk in October 1857, Mr.
The honor was given by then South
Australia Governor Richard MacDonnel. There are six
rivers and creeks that go in and out of this lake.
These six confluents are Boolatta Creek, Garden Well
Creek, Gorge Creek, Kalanna Creek, Jolly Creek and
Yeltabinna Creek. Surrounding neighborhoods include
the Roxby Downs, Woomera and Wudinna village.
Carnegie, though second largest of Australian lakes,
it is only filled with water during the rainy
season; only when there is a significant amount of
rain. The lake becomes a
muddy marsh during the dry season.
This lake has nine
confluents of creeks and rivers namely, Banjo Creek,
Brockman Creek, Cooba Cooba Creek, Kulele Creek, Milgarrie
Creek, Miningarra Creek, Sholl Creek, Windidda Creek and
Wongawol Creek. Surrounding neighborhoods include, Laverton,
Leinster and Wiluna village.
Lake Mackay is one of the many dry lakebeds in the country.
It spans across the Northern Territory and Western Australia
and graces the people of villages like Kintore, Nyrirripi
and Wirrimano with its ethereal presence.