Denmark & Walpole, Destination Guide
Denmark and Walpole provide the perfect pairing of ancient forest and magnificent coastline. Tranquil inlets complete the picture, allowing endless possibilities.
The Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk is a must-experience in the Southern Forests region. Walking along a suspension bridge, 40 metres above ground, amongst the giant tingle trees will most certainly give you goose bumps. If you’re not into heights, the Ancient Empire Walk at ground level provides another perspective of these awe-inspiring giants. Explore the estuaries on an eco-cruise, visit the Denmark bush maze, or head to Bartholemew’s Meadery and see the bees in action.
Some of Australia’s most photogenic beaches can be found a short drive from Denmark. Our favourites include Greens Pool, William Bay, Madfish Bay, Peaceful Bay and Elephant Rocks. Enjoy swimming, hiking, surfing, fishing and whale watching. Take a scenic drive around William Bay National Park, Ocean Beach, Wilson Head and Wilson Inlet or step it up a notch with a 4WD eco tour to West Cape Howe. Canoe or kayak on the Nornalup Inlet or walk one of the last sections of the Bibbulman Track (link to Blog 20/09/18) and see wildflowers from mid-winter through to late summer
Denmark and Walpole have a vibrant arts scene with many talented artisans calling the region home. A number of galleries are available to visit specialising in glass, timber, ceramics, jewellery, paintings and illustrations. Arts markets are held in Denmark in December, January and Easter, the annual Taste Great Southern Festival in April includes events in Denmark and there are a number of notable wineries in the region including West Cape Howe, Silverstream, Forest Hill Wines, Singelfile, The Lake House (with a cafe) Howard Park and Rockcliffe.