The Elephant Rocks are a well known landmark of the dramatic Denmark coastline on Western Australia’s south coast, located in the William Bay National Park about 15km west of the Denmark town centre.
With a small stretch of the imagination, these tall rounded boulders resemble a herd of elephants bathing in the cold Southern Ocean waters.
Views of the Elephant Rocks
Although you can see the Elephant Rocks from down on the beach in Elephant Cove, they resemble a herd of elephants more strongly when viewed from up on the headland, where the first four photos on this page was taken.
From this vantage point on top of the headland, the views of Elephant Cove, the rocks, and the Southern Ocean beyond are spectacular.
From here, you can walk out onto the tops of the rocks – where you can sunbake and gaze down into the clear green water of Elephant Cove – or descend the staircase and walk between two massive boulders out onto the beach.
From the Elephant Cove beach, you can view the rocks from a different angle, and go for a swim amongst them.
Where are the Elephant Rocks, and How do you get to them?
The Elephant Rocks are located on the south coast of Western Australia, in the William Bay National Park near the town of Denmark. You’ll find them on the western side of Elephant Cove, as part of the granite headland that separates the Cove from Greens Pool.
Getting to the point on the headland with the best views of the rocks takes a little bit of walking, but is fun and easy with stunningly beautiful views along the way.
There are three ways to walk there:
- A) Direct from the Elephant Cove carpark
- B) From the Elephant Cove carpark, via the Elephant Cove beach
- C) Along the coast from the beach at Greens Pool, exploring the headland rocks, channels and beachlets along the way
Paths to Elephant Rocks
B. Beach at Greens Pool
D. Elephant Cove Beach
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Last Updated: 29th May, 2015.
First posted on 11th October, 2013 by Bonny.
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