10 Best Things To Do In Nature's Paradise: Denmark, Australia

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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. Tourists who simply want to relax or discover ecologically important parts of Australia are going to be in for a treat!

1. Find peace at Peaceful Bay

Peaceful Bay Denmark WA
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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.

Peaceful Bay

Address: Peaceful Bay Rd, Great Southern Region, Denmark, Western Australia 6330, Australia

Website: Peaceful Bay

2. Discover a hidden paradise at Greens Pool

Greens Pool, William Bay, Denmark WA
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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.

Greens Pool

Address: William Bay Rd, William Bay National Park, Great Southern Region, Denmark, Western Australia 6333, Australia

Website: Greens Pool

3. Witness the amazing Elephant Rocks

Elephant Rocks - William Bay NP - Dec 2009
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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! The unique granite rock clusters tower over the beautiful turquoise water, making for some excellent photo opportunities. And yes, this is also a great spot for some snorkeling.

Elephant Rocks

Address: William Bay Road, Denmark, Western Australia 6333, Australia

Website: Elephant Rocks

4. Get more than you bargained for at Lights Beach

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Posted by South Coast, Western Australia - Eat, Sleep, Play on Tuesday, 1 September 2015

You can never visit enough beaches and Denmark has several of them. In fact, Lights Beach, which is located southwest of Denmark, 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.

Lights Beach

Address: Lights Road, Denmark, Western Australia 6333, Australia

Website: Lights Beach

5. Enjoy fun outdoor activities at the Denmark River and Berridge Park

Denmark River and Berridge Park Western Australia
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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

6. Befriend indigenous animals at the Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud

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Posted by Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud on Monday, 21 March 2016

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

Website: Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud

7. Stay informed at the Denmark Visitor Centre

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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

8. Step into the Jurassic era at Denmark Dinosaur World

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Posted by Buggybuddys on Thursday, 15 October 2015

Those interested in reptiles and dinosaurs should add Dinosaur World to their list of places to visit. This zoo and museum 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

9. Partake in plenty of outdoor activities at Wilson Inlet

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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.

Wilson Inlet

Address: Denmark, Western Australia 6333, Australia

Website: Wilson Inlet

10. Enter a unique world at the Valley of the Giants (from USD 151.0)

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Posted by Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk on Wednesday, 4 January 2017

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

Valley of the Giants and Tree Top Walk Day Tour from Perth

Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes

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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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