Mokare Heritage Trail

In Denmark, Western Australia

Mokare Heritage Trail winds along the east side of the Denmark River between the Denmark Traffic Bridge (on South Coast Hwy) and the Denmark Heritate Rail Bridge.

Mokare Heritage Trail is a river-side walk from Denmark Town south to where the Denmark River empties into the Wilson Inlet. View the Mokare Heritage Trail Map.

It's 1.8k or so one-way, so prepare for the length of walk you intend to take. If you want to do a return walk, cross the river at the bridges either end and continue along the river in the direction from which you came. (3.2km return)

Wrapping along the banks of the Denmark River, it's easy to imagine you are traveling back in time on this trail. The paperbarks, and their reflections in the river, emerse you in nature. A beautiful riverside walk/hike.

Northern start of the Mokare Heritage Trail Mokare Heritage Rail Trail

Where to start the Mokare Heritage Trail?

Start in town at the traffic bridge, or start the Mokare Heritage Trail from the south at the mouth of the Denmark River at the Mokare Heritage Rail Bridge.

The Heritage Rail Bridge is easily accessed from Denmark Town driving south along the river (Hollings Drive) where you will find parking spaces, picnic tables and a gazebo set for tourists.

Take a stroll across the bridge and along the trail on the north side of the Inlet. It is also a lovely walk along the river either from town, or down to the river mouth.

There is a parking at the rivermouth where you will often find flocks of Black Swans and Western Australian Pelicans feeding in the rivermouth.

Mokare Heritage Trail Sign, Denmark Australia Paperbark trees along the Mokare Heritage Trail

Crossing Paths

The Heritage Rail Trail joins the Mokare Heritage Trail at the Railway Bridge at the mouth of the Denmark River

The Rail Trail intersects with the Mokare Heritage Trail at the Heritage Rail Trail at the mouth of the Denmark River. The Rail Trail walk is a 10km return walk, bike ride or horse ride along the northern shores of the Wilson Inlet.

Home to the Black Swan, Western Australian Pelicans, and Red Tailed Black Parrots the Wilson Inlet and the Denmark River are havens for birds from both hemispheres.

The Wilson Inlet Heritage Rail Trail stretches from the South Coast Highway in the east along North East side of the Inlet, past Crusoe Beach, across the river on the north side of the river) and continues through the forest and valleys to Nornalup in the West

If you are in to exploring, several Aboriginal Fish Traps and Shelters are located along the trail on the north side of the Inlet. Each shelter is signposted along the walk.

Alternatively, cross the bridge and walk back to Denmark along Hollings Road on the western side of the river, or take the eastern shore and head back to town along the Mokare Heritage Trail.

Denmark-Nornalup Heritage Rail Trail Mokare Heritage Trail southern Signpost Mokare Heritage Railway Bridge, Southern End of Mokare Heritage Trail
Mokare Heritage Trail - Beware of Snakes
Mokare Heritage Trail Railway Bridge Sign
Western side of the Mokare Heritage Trail
Denmark Heritage Rail Trail
Denmark River, Western Australia

Denmark River from the Mokare Heritage Railway Bridge as the river flows into Wilson Inlet

Denmark River, Australia

Denmark River facing Denmark Town from the Mokare Heritage Railway Bridge

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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