Extreme southern reaches of Lake Gairdner
|Location||Central South Australia|
|Type||Endorheic, salt lake|
|Designation||Lake Gairdner National Park|
|Max. length||160 km (99 mi)|
|Max. width||48 km (30 mi)|
|Surface elevation||121 m (397 feet)|
Lake Gairdner is a large endorheic salt lake in the Australian state of South Australia, to the north of the Eyre Peninsula. When in flood, the lake is considered the third largest salt lake in Australia.
Lake Gairdner is located about 440 kilometres (270 mi) northwest of the state capital of Adelaide and about 150 kilometres (93 mi) northwest of Port Augusta in the foothills on the northern side of the Gawler Ranges and to the west of Lake Torrens.
The lake is over 160 km (99 mi) long and 48 km (30 mi) across with salt over 1.2 metres (3 ft 11 in) thick in some places.
Lake Gairdner along with Lake Everard and Lake Harris form the extent of the Lake Gairdner National Park. The lakes were all once part of an inland sea that stretched all the way to the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Salt Lake Racing
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