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Lake Ballard

Goldfields-Esperance
Western Australia
Lake Ballard
Credit: Lauren Darge

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Fifty-one (51) statues spread across 10 square kilometres, on a salt lake, is a sight to behold and not be missed with recommended times to view in the early morning or late afternoon.

Lake Ballard first came to the world’s attention in 1995 as Cyclone Bobby crossed the Pilbara coast and headed towards Menzies.

Over 400mm of rain was dumped on the salt lake and in the days to follow, tens of thousands of coastal wading birds known as Banded Stilts began a breeding event ultimately captured by ABC TV’s Natural History Unit.

However, the lake garnered international relevance in 2003 with the installation of 51 metal figures by world-renowned artist Antony Gormley.

These figures remain installed in ‘Australia’s largest outdoor Gallery’ and can be viewed either from the lake surrounds or by walking around the lake when it is dry.

There are day tours available from Kalgoorlie to Lake Ballard.

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Goldfields-Esperance
Western Australia
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Lake Ballard

Goldfields-Esperance
Western Australia

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