A 15-minute drive west of Denmark’s centre will get you to Greens Pool – a beautiful, white sandy beach located in the William Bay National Park. Greens Pool is almost completely sheltered from the waves of the Great Southern Ocean by the rounded rock boulders typical to this area, making it a great swimming beach for the whole family.
Photo by @jadejemma
Elephant Rocks & Elephant Cove
A 10-minute walk west of Greens Pool is Elephant Cove – a picturesque sheltered beach, featuring a series of exposed rocks, which from several angles resembles a herd of elephants. Like Greens Pool, Elephant Cove has its own car park when you get to William Bay National Park. The more adventurous can descend the staircase between the rocks and make their way to the Cove, which although is generally a lovely place for a swim, does at times have a rip and much larger waves than Greens Pool.
Photo by @_aswewander
Valley of the Giants Tree Tops Walk
Located a 40-minute drive west of the Denmark’s centre is The Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk. The walk gives you a bird’s eye view of some of the biggest timber giants on Earth – WA’s majestic tingle trees. Climbing 40 metres into the forest canopy and meandering through the treetops for 600 metres, the walk trail is the first of its kind, designed to maximise views and minimise impact. Admission is $21 for Adults, $15.50 for concession cardholders and $10.50 for children.
Denmark Animal Farm & Petland Alpaca Stud
Denmark Animal Farm is a hands-on animal farm and Wildlife Park where you can pet, cuddle and feed a huge range of friendly and interesting animals including koalas, alpacas, rabbits, chickens and joeys.
Ducketts Mill Winery & Denmark Farmhouse
Duckets Mill has an an on site cellar door, café and cheese factory….need we say more? All cheeses, fudge, ice cream and preserves at Ducketts Mill are handmade on the farm. Cheese varieties include camembert, brie, feta, creamy blue and havarti to name just a few! You also have the option to stay on their property in the farmhouse set among the vines.
Singlefile Wines, a family owned winery, that aims to showcase the best of the five diverse sub-regions of the Great Southern in WA. Their estate in Denmark offers guests an engaging tasting experience at its cellar door, with a range of premium wines that are made as naturally as possible, allowing the nuances of the environment to shine through. They’re open seven days a week and all guests are welcome to wander through their beautiful grounds when visiting.
The calm waters of Peaceful Bay make it a great family beach for swimming, snorkelling, fishing and boating. And the long stretches of white sand make it the perfect beach in the region for those in the mood for a seaside stroll. On it’s doorstep, there’s the privately owned Peaceful Bay Caravan Park which provides powered and un-powered sites close to the beach and boat launching areas of Peaceful Bay.
Photo by @zandrones
The Lake House
Just five minutes from town, The Lake House Denmark cellar door, restaurant and café is a popular destination with its natural beauty and rustic charm.
Monkey Rock is a spectacular rock formation just a short drive east of Lights Beach, south-west of Denmark. It’s a steep 25-35-minute walk to the top of the rock but the views over the town and ocean make it worth your while! If bringing furry friends with you make sure to keep an eye out for snakes.
For more information on climbing the rock check out this guide.
Photo by @louisa_groves
Located amongst the rugged wilderness of West Cape Howe National Park is Shelley Beach, which is without a doubt one of the most beautiful beaches in the region. It’s the only area of this spectacular coastal landscape that can be accessed in a two wheel drive, making it a favourite stop for beach-lovers, campers, anglers and bushwalkers. The huge granite boulders that frame Shelley Beach were formed over 1,100 million years ago and provide shelter for swimming and fishing.
Photo by @jasonnesbitt
Cover Photo of Elephant Rocks by @rileywhitephoto