Lake Amadeus is a massive salt lake situated on the southwest corner of Australia's Northern Territory, approximately 50 kilometers north of Uluru or Ayers Rock. Another, a little smaller, Lake Neale is located nearby to the northwest. Both lakes are lie on the Amadeus Basin that was filled with sediments eroded from the adjacent mountains over 500 million years ago. Because of the aridity, the lakes are inundated only during periods of substantial rain. However for the most part, Lake Amadeus remains dry and coated with a thick crust of wonderful white salt.
Lake Amadeus is highly rich in salts that have been leached out of the underlying sediments and when it is dry its lake bed is transformed into a glistening sheet of white salt crystals. Therefore; dozens of small islands of red sand protrude centimeters above the surface of the lake. The plants that have taken root on these sandy islands are very hardy, and able to withstand salt as well as heat and drought. Lake Amadeus is lengthened in shape approximately 180km long and 10km wide, and it is the largest salt lake in the Northern Territory. It contains up to 600 million tonnes of salt, however harvesting it has not proved viable due to its remote location. The lake was unearthed by explorer Ernest Giles in his 1872 exploration of the area; he was first European who has discovered this lake.
Ernest Giles originally intended to honor his benefactor Baron Ferdinand von Mueller by naming it Lake Ferdinand. Nevertheless Mueller prevailed upon Giles to instead honor King Amadeus of Spain, who had earlier bestowed honor on him. As far as management issue, the increase in the number of camels is of greatest concern. Otherwise, the ecological values of this site are poorly known, as are the processes affecting those values. The fishing site also provides users the capability to with no trouble track fishing catches and experiences with exact GPS location on the body of water, make fishing groups to communication with your fishing partners, find tackle shops fishing schools and marines and port situated nearby your fishing sites and last be not least enter fishing contests to win fishing equipment and supplies.