Denmark
Western Australia

Denmark Western Australia is blessed with some of the most beautiful natural scenery in Western Australia. Characterised by tall graceful karri trees, weathered granite outcrops, the wind blowing across Wilson Inlet, and spectacularly beautiful southern ocean beaches, it's a moody, atmospheric landscape that will leave a strong impression on you.

A Holiday in Denmark Western Australia

A Denmark holiday is all about getting close to nature and enjoying the great outdoors. It's also about relaxing by a log fire in a cosy peaceful chalet, listening to birdsong and sampling the local wines.

Denmark, Western Australia Country Views

Scenic Drive out of Denmark Western Australia.
More about Denmark scenic drives

A large number of Denmark's wineries, art galleries, picnic spots and many other attractions are found along the Scotsdale Tourist Drive and the Mount Shadforth Scenic Drive, which both begin in town and follow hilly ridges through farmland and karri forest.

There are picturesque views from these high ridges to the north and west of town across the rolling hills and valleys, rich green pastures, vineyards and graceful stands of tall karri forest all the way down to the peaceful blue water of the Wilson Inlet and the wild ocean beyond.

Denmark Western Australia's beautiful beaches and dramatic coastal geology

Denmark Western Australia - Elephant Rocks in William Bay National Park Denmark Western Australia - Greens Pool, A Beautiful Swimming Beach


Denmark's number one attraction is William Bay National Park, which protects a particularly beautiful stretch of coastline and hinterland forest. Denmark's best swimming beaches are to be found in the national park. These beaches, including Greens Pool and Madfish Bay, feature talcum powder-white sand and calm, sheltered lagoons protected from the open ocean by the striking domed granite boulders that are characteristic of the south coast of Western Australia.


Denmark Western Australia - Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach is another fantastic beach, quite different to the calm natural swimming pools of William Bay. Ocean Beach is a long beach pounded by surf and backed by the Wilson Inlet sand bar and the tall dunes of the Nullaki Peninsula. It's considered to be Denmark's main town beach as it's the closest one to town and is home to the Denmark Surf Life Saving Club. The views from Ocean Beach across Ratcliffe Bay to the cliffs of West Cape Howe are stunning.


Wilson Inlet, Denmark, Western Australia

The windy, yet peaceful, blue waters of Denmark Western Australia's Wilson Inlet

Denmark Town

The town centre of Denmark Western Australia has a peaceful, scenic location on the banks of the Denmark River, with views of karri trees and distant hills. Here you will find two main streets with all the usual WA country town shops and cafes.

Here is a page to give you some ideas for things to do in and around the town centre of Denmark.


Denmark River, Western Australia

Where the Denmark River meets the Wilson Inlet

About a kilometre downstream from town is the Wilson Inlet, a 48km2 estuary that the Denmark and Hay Rivers flow into. Many of Denmark's residents live on semirural properties set amongst the karri forest and paperbark woodland along the inlet's shoreline to the south west of the town centre.

Where the Forest Meets the Sea

Denmark, Western Australia is the town where you can experience both the tranquility of the Tall Karri Forests, and the spectacular geology and beaches of the South Coast. This is why the writers of all Denmark's tourist brochures love to summarise the town with the line, "Where the forest meets the sea".

The Denmark area has a lot in common with the more famous Margaret River region, in that it combines the luxuries of good food and wine with beautiful bush scenery and nature-based activities like hiking, swimming, surfing and fishing along a wild and beautiful coastline.

Vines of Somerset Hill Winery, Denmark Western Australia

Somerset Hill on Denmark's Scotsdale Tourist Drive is one of my favourite Western Australian wineries. Definitely a must visit!

However, Denmark is less developed and upmarket than Margaret River, and has its own unique charm. Although historically a timber milling and agricultural town, Denmark has attracted a diverse range of people over the past thirty or so years, and is now home to an ecclectic community of artists, hippies, ferals, farmers, families and retirees. The farms around Denmark are mostly dairies, orchards and vineyards.

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Related Pages:

Albany, east of Denmark WA

Walpole, west of Denmark Western Australia

The Karri Forests region

Karri Trees


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