Denmark Western Australia

Welcome to the Town of Denmark WA

Denmark sits astride the beautiful Denmark River as it curves then flows into the Wilson Inlet. The town on Denmark is the heart of the beautiful Denmark Region. Welcome to Denmark!

Denmark Western Australia Panorama

Denmark is beautifully set in tree covered hillsides along the Denmark River and the Wilson Inlet.

A relaxed environment and friendly people make it a perfect place to stay. Home to 5000 people this lovely south coast town has a village feel and it is a very popular tourist destination.

There are walks and trails all around Denmark including the world class Bibbulmum Track, one of the world's great long distance walking trails stretching nearly 1000km. Follow the Mokare Heritage Trail along the Denmark River or head out of town and walk to Tower Hill a stone formation overlooking William Bay National Park.

The main street is Strickland Street which is filled with shops offering a great range of unique hand crafted artisan wears, eco friendly products, delicious food including the infamous award winning Denmark bakery!

The "Denmark Markets", down by the river at Berridge Park, happen at Easter, Christmas and in the New Year and are very popular with both locals and visitors alike.

There are numerous other events throughout the year such as the Festival Of Voice, Brave New Works, the Christmas Parade, Denmark Village Theatre performances, the New Earth Festival, Australia Day's breakfast in the Park- this is a town filled with talented and creative people!

The quaint town centre is peaceful with no traffic lights, it artistically paved and even the telegraph poles are colourfully creative! A host of wonderfully unique places to shop awaits you, as well delightful and delicious eating houses to dine in or take away gourmet.

The environmental awareness movement of the town has allowed Denmark to preserve its pristine nature. Much attention is given to cultural activities and Denmark Arts organises festivals, art markets, exhibitions, performances and workshops for the local community.

Denmark River flowing into the Wilson Inlet"Koorabup - The Place of the Black Swan"
The Wilson Inlet with Mount Shadforth in the distance.

The Noongar Aboriginals have been inhabiting the region for an estimated forty-thousand years call the Denmark area "Koorabup" which means, "the place of the Black Swan."

Denmark, Western Australia - The Town of Denmark

Denmark is magnificent. A gem on the edge of the Southern Ocean, nestled amongst beautiful karri, eucalyptus, jarrah and tingle forests and set beside the winding Denmark River. White sandy beaches, great surf and tree-lined hills. Denmark is a special place to visit.

Berridge Park is a great public park area right on the Denmark River, it is home to many events. You can hire canoes, charter a boat or take a swim here, you might be lucky enough to see the Denmark Dragon Boat pass by!

Denmark River facing Town

Above, Lights Beach over William Bay. Below, Denmark Shire Offices.

Denmark Shire Offices Photo
Strictland Street, Denmark Town Centre
Town of Denmark, Great Southern, Western Australia
Denmark Markets, Denmark, WA
Denmark Bakery, Award Winning Bakery, Denmark, Western Australia

Beaches in and around Denmark

There are many beautiful beaches close to Denmark. We have included a page on each of them as well as a very cool Denmark Beaches Map (if we do say so ourselves!) Visit the Denmark Beaches MAP to get your bearings and to choose your beach!

Denmark WA is surrounde by many beautiful beaches that will challenge your ideas of what beautiful beaches are like. Greens Pool and Elephant Cove in William Bay National Park are outstanding for their natural beauty. Ocean Beach and Lights Beach are great surfing and beachwalking beaches. Prawn Rock Channel is popular in the middle of summer for a wave-less swimming experience. Every choice is a winner.

Denmark Beaches Map Denmark Beaches Map
Including some of the most beautiful beaches on the south coast. Visit Denmark Beaches Map
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
Greens Pool Greens Pool
Almost completely sheltered from the waves of the Great Southern Ocean, Greens Pool is a paradise. Visit Greens Pool
Elephant Rocks Elephant Rocks
Giant rocks shaped like elephants stand together facing into the waves of the Great Southern Ocean Visit Elephant Rocks
Shelley Beach Shelley Beach
Turquoise waters, verdant surrounds and ocean breeze make this beach a popular yet remote destination. Visit Shelley Beach
Shelley Beach Lookout Shelley Beach Lookout
A beautiful scenic lookout with hang gliding and paragliding platforms. Visit Shelley Beach Lookout
Cosy Corner Cosy Corner
White beaches plus camping facilities and lots of picnic benches. Cosy Corner is cosy indeed. Located just east of West Cape National Park between Albany and Denmark. Visit Cosy Corner
Lowlands Beach Lowlands Beach
Beautiful, secluded beach west of West Cape Howe and east of the Wilson Inlet. Visit Lowlands Beach
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
Boat Harbour Boat Harbour
The path through Quarrum Nature Reserve which leads to Boat Harbour offers great views of the Southern Ocean. Visit Boat Harbour
Conspicuous Cliff Beach Conspicuous Cliff Beach
Accessing Conspicuous Cliff Beach is via a boardwalk, small stairway, and a hop across a shallow waterway. Visit Conspicuous Cliff 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
Hillier Beach Hillier Beach
Hillier Beach, on Hillier Bay, is located less than a kilometre South of Parry Beach along Parry Beach Road. Visit Hillier Beach
Lights Beach Lights Beach
Inspiring lookout and beach offering spectacular views of William Bay from the east. A favourite local beach. Visit Lights Beach
Madfish Bay Madfish Bay
In Madfish Bay an island rests close to the shore. The waves at this beach come from two different directions. Visit Madfish Bay
Mazzoletti Beach Mazzoletti Beach
Mazzoletti Beach stretches from Greens Pool in the East by foot to Parry Beach in the West by car where it crosses the Parry Inlet at Parry Beach Visit Mazzoletti Beach
Parry Beach Parry Beach
Offering spectacular views across William Bay towards Green Pool and Elephant Rocks. Camping permitted if available. Visit Parry Beach
Peaceful Bay Peaceful Bay
Peaceful Bay beach is split in two by the Irwin Inlet as it discharges into the ocean. Sand dunes abound. Visit Peaceful Bay
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
Waterfall Beach Waterfall Beach
With beautiful turquoise waters the waterfall cascades from the heathland onto the beach and out to sea. Visit Waterfall Beach

William Bay National Park, Denmark's most popular national park:

The William Bay National Park is located only a short drive west out of Denmark town. This is where Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks can be found. Find out where this is on the William Bay National Park Map.

Greens Pool Greens Pool
Almost completely sheltered from the waves of the Great Southern Ocean, Greens Pool is a paradise. Visit Greens Pool
Elephant Rocks Elephant Rocks
Giant rocks shaped like elephants stand together facing into the waves of the Great Southern Ocean Visit Elephant Rocks
Hillier Beach Hillier Beach
Hillier Beach, on Hillier Bay, is located less than a kilometre South of Parry Beach along Parry Beach Road. Visit Hillier Beach
Madfish Bay Madfish Bay
In Madfish Bay an island rests close to the shore. The waves at this beach come from two different directions. Visit Madfish Bay
Mazzoletti Beach Mazzoletti Beach
Mazzoletti Beach stretches from Greens Pool in the East by foot to Parry Beach in the West by car where it crosses the Parry Inlet at Parry Beach Visit Mazzoletti Beach
Parry Beach Parry Beach
Offering spectacular views across William Bay towards Green Pool and Elephant Rocks. Camping permitted if available. Visit Parry Beach
Parry Inlet Parry Inlet
From the lookout you can see the forested hills of William Bay National Park. Visit Parry Inlet
Tower Hill Tower Hill
Located a kilometre north of Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks at the eastern side of William Bay National Park. Visit Tower Hill
Waterfall Beach Waterfall Beach
With beautiful turquoise waters the waterfall cascades from the heathland onto the beach and out to sea. Visit Waterfall Beach

Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk & Ancient Empires Walk:

A magnificent walkway takes you into the canopy of Ancient Tingle Trees at the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk. Truly amazing and worth a visit... The Valley of the Giants is the most visited place on the south coast. That's because of the Giant Tingle Trees and the architecturally designed pathway which takes you gradually into their giant forest canopy. At about forty metres, the view is breathtaking. It's not often you get to stand, head height, among these ancient giants.

The treetop walk is a series of lightweight steel trusses built on steel pylons to form a circut 420 metre long leading over a deep red tinge gully. As the gully descends, you ascend. It's a gradual climb into the treetops. The Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk, the Ancient Empires Walk & The Walpole Wilderness Discovery Centre is a must-see when down on the Rainbow Coast.

Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk

Denmark Walks, Walking Trails & Parks with Walks

Elephant Rocks Elephant Rocks
Giant rocks shaped like elephants stand together facing into the waves of the Great Southern Ocean Visit Elephant Rocks
William Bay National Park William Bay National Park
Visit Greens Pool, Elephant Rocks, Mazzoletti Beach, Tower Hill, Madfish Bay and Waterfall Beach! Visit William Bay National Park
Ancient Empires Walk Ancient Empires Walk
The Ancient Empires Walk takes you through the forest at the base of the Giant Tingle Trees at the Treetop Walk. Visit Ancient Empires Walk
Bibbulmun Track Bibbulmun Track
The Bibbulmun Track stretches from Kalamunda in the Perth hills to Albany, through many locations in the heart of the Rainbow Coast. Visit Bibbulmun Track
Conspicuous Cliff Beach Conspicuous Cliff Beach
Accessing Conspicuous Cliff Beach is via a boardwalk, small stairway, and a hop across a shallow waterway. Visit Conspicuous Cliff 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
Giant Tingle Tree Giant Tingle Tree
This Giant Tingle Tree is special because it the oldest living eucalypt in the world. It is an 800 metre walk from the car park to the Giant Tingle and back. Visit Giant Tingle Tree
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
Mazzoletti Beach Mazzoletti Beach
Mazzoletti Beach stretches from Greens Pool in the East by foot to Parry Beach in the West by car where it crosses the Parry Inlet at Parry Beach Visit Mazzoletti 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
Peaceful Bay Peaceful Bay
Peaceful Bay beach is split in two by the Irwin Inlet as it discharges into the ocean. Sand dunes abound. Visit Peaceful Bay
Tower Hill Tower Hill
Located a kilometre north of Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks at the eastern side of William Bay National Park. Visit Tower Hill
Valley of the Giants Valley of the Giants
The Valley of the Giants Wilderness Discovery Centre at the Treetop Walk is the most visited place on the Rainbow Coast. Visit Valley of the Giants
Denmark Walking Tours - Walk the Bibbulmun Track
Visit Inspiration Outdoors online:www.inspirationoutdoors.com.au
Boston Brewery Co - Denmark's Only Microbrewery
We recommend Denmark Accommodation, awesome places to Visit, Denmark Nurture & Wellbeing Guide, and let's not forget this is the Denmark Wine Region!
Rainbow Coast Regional Weather includes links to current regional weather information. The climate is Medderanean in nature, usually the coast is green even in late summer.

If you are looking for information regarding the Denmark Shire you can contact them at www.denmark.wa.gov.au. If you're looking for the OFFICIAL tourism website for the Denmark Visitor Centre, google them. Fore more on Denmark Accommodation, Attractions and Activities visit our Denmark Guides!

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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