Denmark Region: Beautiful Beaches, Great Wine and Ancient Forests


Denmark Region in Western Australia is a destination that promises year-round appeal. With its natural beauty, arts scene, and excellent wineries, the area offers a wealth of attractions. It is 420 kilometers and about 5 hours drive south of Perth. It is a part of the Margaret River area.

Embark on a peaceful journey as you walk along the Denmark River, where the tranquil waterway is a haven for local birdlife, making it a perfect spot for bird-watching. The towering karri forests loom majestically as a beautiful backdrop, providing a serene and awe-inspiring setting for exploration and relaxation.

A visit to the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk is essential for a unique perspective of the forest’s grandeur. Located a short drive from Denmark, here you walk among the treetops on elevated walkways, gaining a bird’s-eye view of ancient trees and immersing yourself in a world of natural splendor.

The Denmark Wine Region is a haven for wine enthusiasts. Explore the numerous wineries and cellar doors sprinkled throughout the region, where you can indulge in tasting exquisite local vintages. The picturesque vineyards against the backdrop of rolling hills add to the delightful experience.

Within the town of Denmark itself, discover a delightful array of cafes, art galleries, and boutique stores. A leisure stroll through the streets unveils a vibrant arts and crafts scene, reflecting the rich talents of local artisans. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the town amplifies the charm, making your visit more enjoyable.

For the adventure seekers, the Denmark Region does not disappoint. Numerous hiking trails weave through the stunning landscapes, offering breathtaking views and opportunities for exploration. Take a kayak along the serene rivers or try your hand at fishing in the pristine waterways.

Do not miss the stunning beaches of the region, such as Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks. These beckon visitors with their crystal-clear waters and picturesque surroundings, providing an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing, or exploring the intriguing rock formations.

Ten Things to do in the Denmark Region

The Valley of the Giants

Explore the ancient red and yellow Tingle trees at The Valley of the Giants. Walk at canopy height on an impressive steel structure, suitable for anyone capable of walking a few hundred meters, providing a safe and enjoyable adventure for families with children.

Treetop walk Valley of the Giants. Credit

Heritage Rail Bridge

Start your peaceful walking and biking trail journey at the historic Heritage Rail Bridge at the mouth of the Denmark River. This trail, winding through the forest along the edge of the Wilson Inlet, offers serene views, swimming spots, and a gazebo and picnic area.

Heritage Rail Bridge

Lights Beach

Immerse yourself in the diverse coastal beauty of Lights Beach. From the lookout, relish in the incredible views towards Wilson Head, and explore the stunning array of beaches each offering a unique experience.

Lights Beach Denmark area WA

The Wilson Inlet

The Wilson Inlet, extending over 20kms and fed by the Denmark and Hay Rivers, is a haven for numerous fish and bird species. Less than a kilometer south of the town, it is embraced by the Nullaki peninsula on the southern side.

Wilsons Inlet

Greens Pool; Pearl of the Denmark Region

Discover the exquisite beauty of Greens Pool, a haven of calm turquoise water and pristine white sand in William Bay National Park, just 15 minutes from Denmark town. Perfect for families, it offers sheltered swimming, beach walks, and access to various trails. Experience the magic unfolding along the breathtaking Mazzoletti Beach.

The stunning Greens Pool is highly recommended for a dip

Monkey Rock

Behold the ancient and impressive Monkey Rock. This magnificent rock formation overlooks the stunning Denmark coastline, providing exhilarating climbs and breathtaking views stretching from Nullaki to the East and William Bay National Park to the West.

Elephant Rocks

Embark on a captivating trail leading to the majestic Elephant Rocks. Within William Bay National Park, enjoy the ancient ambiance, fresh secluded swims, snorkeling, and various trails amidst the stone elephants gazing out to sea from Elephant Cove.

Elephant Rocks. Credit-Scott Slawinski

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach, Denmark’s beloved local beach, presents great surfing waves, relaxed swimming, and sheltered water. Stroll along the impressive dunes on the Nullaki peninsula or enjoy a perfect picnic at the beachfront kiosk and grassy areas.

Ocean Beach

West Cape Howe

Visit West Cape Howe National Park, the most Southerly Point of Western Australia, boasting the spectacular Shelley Beach. Experience the untamed beauty, towering cliffs, and white sand beaches stretching out as far as the eye can see.

West Cape Howe National Park
West Cape Howe National Park

Denmark Town

Lastly, explore the heart of the region – Denmark Town. This enchanting town, edged by the Southern Ocean, is surrounded by forests of karri, eucalyptus, jarrah, and tingle, creating a beautiful blend of natural beauty. Enjoy a peaceful stroll, unique shopping, and delightful dining experiences in one of Australia’s most beautiful country towns.

Denmark Town Centre


See Wildflowers, tall forests, Giant granite boulders, , ocean waves, bushland and spectacular coastal scenery.

Trails include: Mokare Heritage Trail, Inlet Drive Cycle trail, Mount Lindesay Walk Trail, Harewood Forest Walk, Wetlands Trail, Kwoorabup Community Park (circular walk), Denmark-Nornalup Heritage Rail Trail, the Munda Biddi Trail, Poison Point Lookout,  Monkey Rock, the Ancient Empires Walk and the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk.


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