Lake Ballard - WA



DEG: -29.449051 120.60379
DMS: 29º 26' 56.58" S 120º 36' 13.65" E
UTM: 51 J 6739871mN 267590mE
Altitude: 373.29m


Place Type

Geography - Lake,River,Creek


532.29kms NorthEast of Perth - Driving 777 km (10 hodín

Address & Contact

Ularring WA
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Lake Ballard is an ephemeral salt lake 51km from Menzies. it is a great place to visit for its unusual display of 51 permanent sculptures embedded into the salt lake. You cannot drive onto the salt lake, but you can walk, or ride a bike to enjoy getting up close to the sculptures - each one is different. They are fascinating...Depending on the season and time of year, you will experience a different covering on the salt lake. In the dryer, Summer months, you can expect a dry, cracked salty surface which is easy to explore and walk upon the crust. The blue skies above it make for an amazing contrast in colour, and this will have you walking around for hours! Winter brings rain, and this again changes the texture of the lake. The rain softens the crust, turning it into a sticky, muddy, consistency, which can make exploring slightly harder, although fun! The in-between seasons of Autumn and Spring are the perfect time to visit, as this is when the weather is perfectly suited for this type of adventure.Best time to view the sculptures are sunset, sunrise and on a full moon. See Nearby Place listing for the campsite details.Lake Ballard is a great place to explore at your own pace, but there are tours you can book if you’d prefer a knowledgeable guide informing you about the lake, the statues, and its history. Contact the Kalgoorlie Visitor Centre for further information on tours.
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Closest Weather Station

Leonora Airport at 09/10:30pm WST
Distance from Lake Ballard 93.94km NE
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Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Lake Ballard 94.43km NE
Mean Max. °C37.035.332.627.922.819.018.420.724.928.932.235.3
Mean Min. °C21.820.918.614.810.
Mean Rain mm24.730.729.220.324.125.018.916.08.99.612.616.8

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