The beautiful town of Denmark Western Australia, will surely win your heart. Denmark is one of those places you can visit from Western’s Australia’s capital city, Perth. From Perth, Denmark is a 415 km road trip so you might easily do this one in one afternoon. Denmark not only has some of the most beautiful scenery in Western Australia, but also a boutique small town vibe that lifestyle travellers really enjoy. And for those romantics looking for the perfect setting for intimancy, Denmark’s lush forests provide the perfect setting.
What to see and to do in Denmark/WA
We took the Scotsdale Scenic Drive through the Williams Bay National Park and drove to The Greens Pool, a popular snorkelling spot. Take your time to wander around this spot.
Green Pools and Elephant Rocks
Right next to the Green Pools and within walking distance, you will discover the most fascinating rock forms. Elephant Rocks, as they are called, really look exactly like a herd of elephants retreating into the water. And from whatever angle you look at these, they still look exactly like elephants! Hence the name.
Denmark has a great choice of secluded cottage and villa accommodation, so if you like immersing yourself in natural surroundings, I’d definitely count on having a 2-night stay here. Try to get the locals to recommend a really nice place to eat. They helped us find the Lake House Winery Restaurant, where we were served the most sumptuous lunch platter. Our eyes almost popped out when it was delivered to our table full of artisan treats. It was great value for money and the best quality platter we have ever had. It is one those experiences that you remember forever!
If you have the time, make an experience like this a leisurely one. Take your time to enjoy the tranquility with the sun on your back.
Denmark has often been likened to a mini Margaret River which is a bit over a 3 hour drive away. You will find a lot of beautiful wineries and cellar doors doors in Denmark. But these wines will have distinctly different flavours, all thanks to the cooler southern climates that Denmark enjoys. So for starters, map out an afternoon to visit Harewood Estate, Moombaki, Rockcliffe, Rising Star, Monkey Rock and Silverstream. There will be more on the list, depending upon your wine preferences.
One of the most beautiful beaches in this region is Shelley Beach – you will find it among the rugged wilderness of West Cape Howe National Park. But you need to be aware that this is the only area of spectacular coastal landscape that can be accessed in a two wheel drive. As you can imagine, Shelley Beach is a very popular stop for beach-lovers, campers, anglers and bushwalkers. Here, you will discover huge and ancient granite boulders that frame Shelley Beach.
Lights Beach is will give you great value for a day trip. Lights Beach is actually a combination of three beaches, all in the one place. So it is not only beaches on the menu but also ocean waterfalls and a massive surf. However, this beach is not suitable for swimming. However, you will be rewarded with a stunning lookout which offers sublime views of a gorgeous sunset.
Ocean Beach is another Denmark beauty and a very popular destination for beach and nature lovers. Just the pristine white sand and blue waters alone make this a must-do for surfing. Though it must be said that the water is a little chilly. What is good to know is that the dunes surrounding this beach is a haven for birds. You will also be rewarded with some great walks around this area.
While you are in this area, you might as well visit the West Cape Howe National Park. Take a walk along part of the Bibbulmun Track or walk along the world famous Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk.
Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk
It is about 52kms from Denmark to get to the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk. This is an internationally recognised nature attraction Through a birds eye view, you will get to see some of the biggest timber giants on Earth – Western Australia’s majestic tingle trees. s an internationally recognised nature-based tourism attraction, located in Australia’s South West, giving you a bird’s eye view of some of the biggest timber giants on Earth – Western Australia’s majestic tingle trees. This beautifully constructed walking trail climbs 40 metres into the forest canopy taking you through the treetops for 600 metres. You are guaranteed maximise views with a minimal impact on mother earth.
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