Lake Grassmere Salt Works

Most of New Zealand's salt comes from here despite the high latitude compared to most successful works. Commercial viability was achieved only after many years of trying.

The pink colour which contributes to the remarkable landscape is due to the same algae that inhabits the Red sea.

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  • Salt Heaps at Lake Grassmere
    Salt Heaps at Lake Grassmere
  • 'Fields' of Salt
    'Fields' of Salt
  • Red Lake
    Red Lake
  • Lake Grassmere Salt Works
    Lake Grassmere Salt Works
  • Lake Grassmere Location.
    Lake Grassmere Location.
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