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Population 2735

Denmark lies at the foot of Mt Shadforth, overlooking the tranquil Denmark River and Wilson Inlet. It is surrounded by forests of towering karri trees that sweep down to meet the Southern Ocean. The Aboriginal name for the Denmark River is 'koorabup', meaning 'place of the black swan'. Originally a timber town, Denmark is home to an impressive array of artisan producers and farmgate shops specialising in everything from chocolates and cider to boutique cheese.

Visitor Information

73 South Coast Hwy; (08) 9848 2055

Nearby national parks

  • William Bay National Park

    This relatively small park between Walpole and Denmark on the state’s south coast, protects stunning forest and coastline dotted with...more

  • West Cape Howe National Park

    The 20-kilometre coastline protected by this national park includes rugged headlands, dramatic granite and dolerite cliffs, isolated beaches...more

  • Walpole-Nornalup National Park

    Walpole–Nornalup National Park, surrounding the town of Walpole on the state’s south coast, is renowned for its forest of rare...more

Nearby towns

  • Mount Barker

    Mount Barker lies in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, with the Stirling Range to the north and the Porongurups to the east....more

  • Albany

    Albany, a picturesque city on Western Australia's south coast, is the site of the state's first European settlement. On Boxing Day 1826,...more

  • Walpole

    Walpole is entirely surrounded by national park and is the only place in the South-West where the forest meets the sea. The area is renowned...more

In Town

Historical Museum: in old police station; Mitchell St.

Bandstand: located on the riverbank with seating for the audience on the other side of the river; Holling Rd.

Arts and crafts: galleries abound, including the Old Butter Factory in North St; contact visitor centre for details.

Mt Shadforth Lookout: magnificent views; Mohr Dr.

Berridge and Thornton parks: shaded picnic areas; along riverbank in Holling Rd.


William Bay National Park This relatively small 1867ha park protects stunning coastline and forest between Walpole and Denmark on WA's south coast. It is renowned for its primeval windswept granite tors. Green's Pool, a natural rockpool in the park, remains calm and safe for swimming and snorkelling all year-round. Nearby are the Elephant Rocks, massive rounded boulders resembling elephants; Madfish Bay, a good fishing spot; and Waterfall Beach for swimming. 17 km SW.

Ocean Beach: one of the finest surfing beaches in WA; 8km S.

Monkey Rock: lookout with panoramic views; 10km SW.

Bartholomew's Meadery: honey, honey wines, gourmet honey ice-cream and other bee products, as well as a live beehive display; 20km W.

Pentland Alpaca Stud and Tourist Farm: diverse collection of animals, including alpacas, koalas, kangaroos, bison, water buffalo, llamas and many more; Cnr McLeod and Scotsdale rds; (08) 9840 9262; 20 km W.

Eden Gate Blueberry Farm: spray-free fruit, a range of blueberry products and blueberry wines; open Thurs–Mon Dec–Apr; 25km E.

Whale-watching: viewing platform above Lowlands Beach (southern right whales June–Oct); 28km E.

Fishing: at Wilson Inlet, Ocean Beach (8km S) and Parry Beach (25km W).

West Cape Howe National Park: Torbay Head, WA's most southerly point, and Cosy Corner, a protected beach perfect for swimming; 30 km SW.

Wineries: many wineries open for cellar-door tastings, including Howard Park Winery, West Cape Howe and Forest Hill, the state's oldest cool-climate vineyard; contact visitor centre for map.

Scenic drives: the 25km Mt Shadforth Scenic Drive and the 34 km Scotsdale Tourist Drive both feature lush forests, ocean views, wineries and galleries; contact visitor centre for maps.

Heritage trails: 3km Mokare trail, 5km Karri Walk or 9km Wilson Inlet trail; contact visitor centre for maps.

Bibbulmun Track: a section of this world-class 963km long-distance trail passes through Denmark; see Albany.

Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk: see Walpole; 65km W.

Fishing spots near town

Albany 55 km

Albany, about five hours’ drive south of Perth, is most famous for being the home of the last Australian whaling station. But talk to tackle store owner Jim Allen and you soon realise there is more to Albany than... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Wildflower tour - Mount Barker 46 km

The Banksia Farm at Mount Barker has the world’s only arboretum of all 77 banksia species and nearly all the dryandras as well. Join a tour around the farm to hear fascinating yarns about how banksias were used in... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

Pepper & Salt Restaurant

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Southern End Restaurant + Function Centre

Pair spectacular views of the Wilson Inlet with lovely food and you have the Southern End Restaurant. The lush landscape accompanies local fare and the wood-fired pizza are popular, especially by the log fire during the... Find out more

Boston Brewery

Part of Denmark winery Willoughby Park, Boston Brewery produces a range of boutique beers ranging in style from India pale ales to dark lagers. A well-priced selection of current and museum release wines and the offer of... Find out more

Campsites around town

William Bay camping area 12 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, William Bay is 19.9 km from Boat Harbour camping area, within the South-West region of the track, and is 31.5 km from Nullaki camping area. Bring a gas/fuel stove as no fires are permitted.... Find out more

Nullaki camping area 13 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, Nullaki camping area is 31.5 km from William Bay camping area and 16.5 km from West Cape Howe camping area. Bring a gas/fuel stove as no fires are permitted.... Find out more

Parry Beach Recreation Area 20 km

A very shady camping site under a canopy of trees close to the beach, this recreation area provides access to a range of water-based pastimes such as boating, fishing and sailing on the clear waters of William Bay. Parry... Find out more

Boat Harbour camping area 28 km

Boat Harbour is 33.2 km from Rame Head camping area and 19.9 km from the William Bay camping area, which is located in the Great Southern region of the Bibbulmun Track. Gas/fuel stove only at this campsite.... Find out more

Cosy Corner (east) camping area 29 km

A secluded camping area near the foreshore, the cutely named Cosy Corner has 10 sites scattered around the trees in a coastal scrub environment. Off Cosy Corner Rd via Lower Denmark Rd, 30 km west of Albany, it is a good... Find out more

Torbay camping area 30 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, Torbay camping area is 16.4 km from West Cape Howe camping area and 12 km from Muttonbird camping area. Bring a gas/fuel stove as no fires are permitted.... Find out more

West Cape Howe camping area 30 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, West Cape Howe is 16.5 km from Nullaki camping area and 16.4 km from Torbay camping area. Bring a gas/fuel stove as no fires are permitted.... Find out more

Shelley Beach camping area 30 km

Shelley Beach camping area has basic facilities and limited space for trailers in a natural coastal environment where fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving are popular pastimes. The campsite is off Shelley Beach Rd, 38... Find out more

Torbay Inlet camping area 32 km

A very small camping area with basic facilities for self-sufficient campers, Torbay Inlet is surrounded by coastal scrub. The site is 28 km west of Albany via Lower Denmark, Perkins Beach and Torbay Inlet rds. A prime... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Denmark Rivermouth Caravan Park 2 km

This popular park is located right on the water, a short 1-km walk from the town. This is a basic holiday park at a competitive price. The boat ramp adjoins the park. Bookings are required in peak times and a... Find out more

BIG4 Albany Gardens Holiday Resort 48 km

The closest park to the centre of Albany, this is a good quality place with a well-stocked shop, a tennis court and a native animal enclosure. The park is in a quiet, off-the-main-road position, well protected from the... Find out more

Big 4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park 52 km

A great place for a holiday, this quality park has a fabulous position and fronts onto 500 metres of a popular swimming beach. Just 3 km from the Albany post office, it has good amenities and a range of facilities... Find out more

BIG4 Emu Beach Holiday Park 53 km

This quality, popular beachside park is 7 km from the centre of Albany. It has a wide range of facilities including minigolf. Bookings are necessary and minimum-stay periods apply at Christmas, Easter and long weekends.... Find out more

Coalmine Beach Holiday Park 56 km

This is a large tourist park, situated near an inlet, with good amenities and a range of facilities. The Valley of the Giants is nearby, as are some good fishing spots. Bookings are required in peak periods and... Find out more

Kalgan River Chalets and Caravan Park 57 km

Situated 11 km east of Albany on the Kalgan River, this park suits travellers looking for plenty of space. There are large sites and big rigs can be accommodated. Its features include canoes for hire, a nine-hole golf... Find out more

Rest Point Holiday Village 58 km

This is an ideal holiday park in an informal setting, located on the water’s edge just 5 km from the town. The park has newly developed sites and amenities. Bookings are required from December to April.... Find out more

Cheynes Beach Caravan Park 96 km

Cheynes Beach is an extremely picturesque coastal village. The large caravan park is a short walk to the beach and well protected from the elements. It is very popular and bookings are required at Christmas, Easter and... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Chimes Spa Retreat

Would you enjoy lounging in a spa overlooking some of Western Australia’s prettiest landscape? Then book yourself into the intimate Chimes Spa Retreat and escape to an oasis of pampering. The spa has every... Find out more

Misty Valley Country Cottages

The Misty Valley Country Cottages really are the epitome of country cosiness. You’ll be greeted by majestic karri trees, rolling hills and a basket of freshly baked muffins. The two- and three-bedroom cottages... Find out more

Mt Lindesay View B&B

Mt Lindesay View Bed & Breakfast is perched on a lush hillside with picturesque scenery. The colonial-style homestead has a private entrance for the three suites, which are decorated in a quaint country style, and... Find out more

Pensione Verde

If you want to experience a slice of village life, then a stay Pensione Verde should satisfy. This intimate guesthouse and organic cooking school has nine hotel-style rooms and is situated in the heart of town. After... Find out more

Tree Tops

With a lovely view over the Wilson Inlet, Tree Tops is a romantic getaway for two or a relaxing break for four. The timber A-frame holiday home is self-contained and includes a potbelly stove to snuggle up by in winter... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Denmark park area

At Denmark

Just off the highway on the banks of a river.

Greens Pool park area 13 km

T/O 52km E of Walpole (R) or 14km W of Denmark (L)

On the foreshore in William Bay National Park. Located 4km south of the highway via William Bay Rd.

Parry Beach camping area 20 km

T/O 43km E of Walpole (R) or 23km W of Denmark (L)

On the foreshore among dense coastal vegetation 6km south of the highway.

King River park area 50 km

11km NE of Albany (R) or 167km SW of Jerramungup (L)

Small area just off the highway among some large trees on the banks of the river.

Sturdee Road rest area 52 km

11km SE of Kojonup (R) or 92km N of Mt Barker (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Walpole park area 57 km

At Walpole

Near the information centre in the middle of town.

Rocky Gully park area 59 km

At Rocky Gully

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.

Frankland River rest area 68 km

77km W of Mt Barker (R) or 84km E of Manjimup (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Normans Beach camping area 79 km

T/O 38km NE of Albany (R) or 140km SW of Jerramungup (L)

Very small area on the foreshore, 11km (partly unsealed) east of the highway.

Lake Muir park area 87 km

102km W of Mt Barker (L) or 59km E of Manjimup (R)

Just off the highway at the observatory.

Tunney Road rest area 94 km

38km SE of Kojonup (L) or 65km NW of Mt Barker (R)

Just off the highway among trees.

Shannon camping area 95 km

T/O 52km S of Manjimup (R) or 66km NW of Walpole (L)

In a secluded forest setting just off the highway in Shannon National Park.

Shannon park area 96 km

52km S of Manjimup (L) or 66km N of Walpole (R)

Well off the highway in the forest.

What's on around town

Denmark Arts Markets: Berridge Park; Jan, Easter and Dec.

Pantomime: Civic Centre; Jan.

Taste Great Southern: Mar.

Brave New Works: new performance art; Easter.

Festival of Voice: celebrating the human voice; June.

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