When one thinks of Denmark, they’re probably thinking of the Nordic European country, famous for its Little Mermaid statue and Hans Christian Andersen’s stories. However, there is a coastal town in Western Australia, located at around 423 kilometers (262.8 miles) southeast of Perth, also named Denmark.
Denmark has a tiny population of approximately 2,300 inhabitants but attracts plenty of tourists, predominantly from other parts of Australia. And it’s easy to figure out why so many people are drawn to this town, as it boasts plenty of beautiful natural attractions. Plenty of amazing lodging options are available here too - from cozy Airbnbs to the top Stayz accommodations. Tourists who simply want to relax or discover ecologically important parts of Australia are going to be in for a treat! Check out the best things to do in Denmark, Australia.
1. Go on a river excursion with Denmark Rivermouth Cruise & Adventures
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
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If you’re looking for a hassle-free excursion with the family, why not book a tour agency and leave all the logistics to them? That’s exactly what Denmark Rivermouth Cruise & Adventures will do for you. One of their most popular excursions is the river cruise.
If cruising and snacking sounds good to you, consider booking the Sunset Fish and Chip Cruise where you’ll be served with fresh fish and chips, either grilled or battered but certainly to your liking. There’s also a private cruise where you can customize the trip with your captain!
Denmark Rivermouth Cruise & Adventures
Address: Denmark Rivermouth Caravan Park, Denmark WA 6333, Australia
Opening hours: 7:30am - 6pm (daily)
2. Have a tasting at Silverstream Wines
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Want a good glass (or bottle) of wine to pair with your trip to this beautiful coastal town? Sounds like a plan! Silverstream Wines is one of the best go-tos when you want to have a laid-back drinking experience in Denmark. They have red classics like pinot noir, merlot, and cabernet franc. Their white wine selection includes a 2014 Riesling, a 2012 Late Picked Riesling, and a 2021 Rose. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, splurge for a 2011 Museum Sparkling Chardonnay.
Address: 241 Scotsdale Rd, Denmark WA 6333, Australia
Website: Silverstream Wines
Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 12pm - 4pm (closed on Mon & Tue)
3. Find peace at Peaceful Bay
Busy city life can seriously drain anyone’s batteries. So, escaping to a town like Denmark offers visitors plenty of opportunities to recharge and revitalize.
Denmark’s Peaceful Bay is a cozy and calm little bay, with a nearby seafood café and caravan park. The sandy beach and warm waters should satisfy most swimmers and visitors with all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles can drive onto the beach, as the sand is firm enough. This is certainly one of the most peaceful places to visit in Denmark.
Address: Peaceful Bay Rd, Great Southern Region, Denmark, Western Australia 6330, Australia
Website: Peaceful Bay
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4. Discover a hidden paradise at Greens Pool
Just a 15 kilometer (9.3 mile) drive from Denmark, lies Greens Pool, a stunningly gorgeous beach with clear blue water. It’s also well-suited for novice swimmers and children, as it has a gentle slope and doesn’t have any dangerous waves. Snorkeling is also a popular activity at Greens Pool, as there are plenty of fish and coral features to discover.
Address: William Bay Rd, William Bay National Park, Great Southern Region, Denmark, Western Australia 6333, Australia
Website: Greens Pool
5. Witness the amazing Elephant Rocks
You might think you’ve seen it all at Greens Pool, but you’d be wrong. Elephant Rocks is located within the William Bay National Park and offers visitors a remarkable sight! Making it one of the best things to see in Denmark are the unique granite rock clusters that tower over the beautiful turquoise water, providing excellent photo opportunities. And yes, this is also a great spot for some snorkeling.
Address: William Bay Road, Denmark, Western Australia 6333, Australia
Website: Elephant Rocks
6. Get more than you bargained for at Lights Beach
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Lights Beach is one of the most popular Denmark attractions. Located southwest of Denmark, it consists of three beaches. There’s a waterfall on the eastern beach, crashing waves on the central beach, and an offshore island by the western beach. Overall, this is a great location to view marvelous sunsets and for some paddling.
Address: Lights Road, Denmark, Western Australia 6333, Australia
Website: Lights Beach
7. Enjoy fun outdoor activities at the Denmark River and Berridge Park
There’s no shortage of picturesque natural landmarks in and around Denmark. Denmark River and Berridge Park are the perfect getaway spots for those seeking outdoor adventures, including fishing, rafting, and hiking. But the clean and very green Berridge Park is also ideally suited for picnics with friends and family.
Denmark River and Berridge Park
Address: Berridge Park, Denmark WA 6333, Australia
8. Befriend indigenous animals at the Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud
If you’re wondering what to do in Denmark, WA, with kids, then head over to Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud. Australia has numerous animals that are indigenous to the land such as koalas and kangaroos. What better way to become acquainted with them, then by visiting a farm that allows visitors to feed and pet them! And that’s not all, Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud also features a kiosk, gallery and barbeque facilities.
Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud
Address: 2019 Scotsdale Road, Corner of McLeod Road, Denmark, Western Australia 6333, Australia
9. Stay informed at the Denmark Visitor Centre
Our happy staff member Heather showing off our range of brochures and community notice board. Come in and grab some free info!Posted by Denmark Visitor Centre, Western Australia on Sunday, 12 July 2015
Traveling to the western outskirts of Australia may seem intimidating for some folks. But there’s no need to stress, as the Denmark Visitor Centre is here to provide travelers with ample information about the region. It’s definitely a good first stop for anyone that’s new to the area and you can purchase maps and learn about events and important landmarks, here.
Denmark Visitor Centre
Address: 73 S Coast Hwy, Denmark WA 6333, Australia
Website: Denmark Visitor Centre
10. Step into the Jurassic era at Denmark Dinosaur World
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Those interested in reptiles and dinosaurs should add Dinosaur World to their list of places to visit. This place to go in Denmark, WA, also features the only T-Rex skeleton in the entire country, while also being home to various skeletons of dinosaurs from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. And there’s also a few birds, lizards, reptiles, and pythons for visitors to interact with.
Denmark Dinosaur World
Address: 51 Bandit Rd, Located between Denmark and Walpole, Denmark, Western Australia 6333, Australia
Website: Dinosaur World
11. Partake in plenty of outdoor activities at Wilson Inlet
Are you looking for an alternative to Denmark’s many beaches? Then, Wilson Inlet might just be the right spot for you! This inlet and natural park is located close to the river mouth of the Denmark and Hay Rivers. Some popular activities here are fishing, kayaking, hiking, picnicking, and bird watching. There’s also a nearby island that’s accessed by walking over a bridge.
Address: Denmark, Western Australia 6333, Australia
Website: Wilson Inlet
12. Wine and dine at Castelli Estate
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Situated on the slopes of Mt. Shadforth, Castelli Estate is a winery that takes advantage of the ideal weather of southwestern Australia and produces some of the best award-winning wines of the region. Visitors to this winery can admire the Tudor-style architecture of the building, indulge in wine tasting or go for a tasting flight at Cellar Door housed on the winery premises. A lovely restaurant, In Cucina, serves authentic Italian fare that is paired perfectly with the region’s fine wines.
Address: 380 Mount Shadforth Rd, Denmark WA 6333, Australia
Website: Castelli Estate
Opening hours: Sun - Mon: 11am - 4pm; Wed - Thu: 11am - 4pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 4pm, 6pm - 9:30pm (closed on Tue)
13. Boston Brewing Company
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Along with wines, Denmark also has a delightful association with beer-making. At Boston Brewing Company, visitors can taste handcrafted beer that is rich in flavor and taste. Their craft beer is best tried at their own Denmark Brewpub that serves amazing food along with the best beers and wines. Enjoy a chilled beer in the alfresco dining area or casual indoor dining room. Try craft beers like Boondie, Devilslide or a ginger beer called Tingletop.
Boston Brewing Company
Address: 678 South Coast Hwy, Hay WA 6333, Australia
Website: Boston Brewing Company
Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 9pm; Wed - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm (closed on Mon & Tue)
14. William Bay National Park
Southwestern Australia is home to amazing natural beauty - from crystal clear waters to giant boulder formations. If you don’t know what to see near Denmark, WA, check out William Bay National Park. Gorgeous sandy beaches, gigantic rocks and azure waters that are perfect for diving, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, and more await you at this park. Bushwalking, which gives you an opportunity to see the varied flora and fauna of the area, is another popular activity here.
William Bay National Park
Address: William Bay Rd, William Bay WA 6333, Australia
Website: William Bay National Park
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Eco-tourists and those who wish to take in some of the most awesome sights and sounds of Western Australia need to visit the Valley of the Giants. It’s part of the Walpole Wilderness and features beautiful coastal ridges with flora and fauna indigenous to the Ancient Empire Forest. The area is vast and filled with attractions such as the exciting tree top walk and is worth spending at least three days, to make the most of your stay.
The Valley of the Giants
Address: Walpole-Nornalup National Park, Valley of the Giants Rd, Nornalup WA 6333, Australia
Website: The Valley of the Giants
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Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes
Denmark is all about becoming reacquainted with nature
Travelers seeking an authentic outdoor experience can’t go wrong with Denmark. Most of the main attractions require visitors to spend time in nature and learn something about the environment. The choices available to visitors are almost endless, as there are plenty of beaches, parks, valleys, and natural spots, all waiting to be explored.
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