Denmark Community Windfarm

In Denmark WA

The Denmark Windfarm sits atop Wilson Head just a bit south-west of Ocean Beach and the Wilson Inlet. The location is technically called the A-Class Reserve 24913.

Denmark Community Windfarm - Denmark WA, Panoramic Photograph

The turbines are situated approximately half way between Ocean Beach and the end of Wilson Head up a long, winding, well-packed track.

Visitors to the Denmark Community Windfarm can park at the bottom of the entrance to the windfarm (near the gates) and must walk (or ride a bike) up the hill. This is not a path for anyone who needs assistance walking as it's quite a hike. It's not somewhere we'd take Nannie and Grandpa for a morning's stroll but a great way to keep fit and enjoy the coastline.

The Denmark Community Windfarm plans to supply approximately 40% of the 8 gigawat hrs of electricity the residents and businesses of Denmark utilise yearly.

There are two 800kW turbine generators which make use of the consistent winds along the coast and stand majestically along Wilson Head.

Though there was some opposition to the Community Windfarm, mostly due to the visibility of the turbines, in our opinion (as residents of Denmark) they do not detract from the visual appeal of the coastline. Rather, the turbines give scale and perspective to many of the attractions of the coast.

Denmark Community Windfarm Turbines on Wilson Head, Denmark WA Denmark Community Windfarm Turbines on Wilson Head, Denmark WA

The turbines can be seen from Monkey Rock, Tower Hill, Lights Beach and parts of William Bay National Park from the west, and Ocean Beach and Nullaki from the east. They are unobtrusive and elegant in their position on the headland.

Denmark Community Windfarm view towards the Wilson Inlet, Ocean Beach and Denmark Town

The view from the top, facing north towards Nullaki Peninsula and the Wilson Inlet at Ocean Beach.

Denmark Community Windfarm Turbines on Wilson Head, Denmark WA

The Turbines from the base of the Western Turbine

Denmark Community Windfarm Turbines on Wilson Head, Denmark WA

The view facing north from the base of the western turbine towards the Wilson Inlet and Nullaki Peninsula.

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Denmark Community Windfarm Turbines on Wilson Head, Denmark WA

The Denmark Community Windfarm Western Turbine

Denmark Community Windfarm Turbines on Wilson Head, Denmark WA

The Denmark Community Windfarm Eastern Turbine

Denmark Community Windfarm Turbines on Wilson Head, Denmark WA

Walking up towards the Denmark Wind Farm along the continual rise from the carparking area.

Denmark Community Windfarm Turbines on Wilson Head, Denmark WA

Three quarters of the way to the Turbines... time to take a few moments rest...

Attractions in Denmark and surrounds:

Ocean Beach Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach is set between the Wilson Inlet and the Great Southern Ocean, and is the closest beach to Denmark Town. A popular surfing spot and lookout.. Visit Ocean Beach
Denmark Town Denmark Town
In the heart of the Rainbow Coast on the north side of the Wilson Inlet, along the beautiful Denmark River. Visit Denmark Town
The Wilson Inlet The Wilson Inlet
This majestic Inlet is divided from the ocean by a sandbar which covers the opening much of the year. Visit The Wilson Inlet
Anvil Beach Anvil Beach
Anvil Beach is a beautiful beach on the south side of Nullaki Peninsula on the Great Southern Ocean. Visit Anvil Beach
Crusoe Beach Crusoe Beach
A commercial fishing site, the beach is best visited after 3.30pm as advised by the sign. Visit Crusoe Beach
Denmark Windfarm Denmark Windfarm
The Denmark Community Windfarm sits atop Wilson Head just a bit south-west of Ocean Beach and the Wilson Inlet. Visit Denmark Windfarm
Harewood Forest Walk Harewood Forest Walk
Harewood Forest is an almost 1.5k walk through the forest. The stream at the end is the turn-around point. Filled with information on history, flora & fauna. Visit Harewood Forest Walk
Heritage Rail Bridge Heritage Rail Bridge
The Bridge is easily accessed by driving south along the river on Hollings Drive where you will find parking spaces, picnic tables and a gazebo. Visit Heritage Rail Bridge
Lights Beach Lights Beach
Inspiring lookout and beach offering spectacular views of William Bay from the east. A favourite local beach. Visit Lights Beach
McGeary's Rock McGeary's Rock
McGeary's Rock is a popular rock fishing location close to Ocean Beach. It offers panoramic views of the bay and Nullaki Peninsula to the east. Visit McGeary's Rock
Mokare Heritage Trail Mokare Heritage Trail
Named after an aboriginal tracker and chieftain, the Mokare Heritage Trail winds along the east side of the Denmark River. Visit Mokare Heritage Trail
Monkey Rock Monkey Rock
Spectacular elevated views over William Bay Nat. Park, Ratcliffe Bay, Ocean Beach and the Nullaki Peninsula. Visit Monkey Rock
Prawn Rock Channel Prawn Rock Channel
Prawn Rock Channel is located just north of Ocean Beach (you drive right past it on your way to Ocean Beach). This secluded slow-running channel of water is an ideal swimming spot. Visit Prawn Rock Channel
Wilson Head Wilson Head
Wilson Head marks the eastern perimeter of Ratcliffe Bay, stretching out into the Great Southern Ocean. Visit Wilson Head
Denmark Accommodation Denmark Accommodation
An inspiring selection of quality accommodation of all types. Friendly service. Choose from a variety of great accommodation in and around Denmark, WA. Find Accommodation in Denmark NOW! Visit Denmark Accommodation
Denmark Wineries Denmark Wineries
Denmark Wineries and Vineyards to visit while on holiday along the Rainbow Coast. Wineries with restaurants, music, cellar doors and more! Visit Denmark Wineries

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