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Accommodation Denmark & Walpole holiday – Where ancient forests meet the sea

Denmark is renowned for its breathtakingly tall ancient forests, amazing coastal activities and fantastic local art and fresh produce.

Located on the banks of the beautiful Denmark River, many people have been drawn to this little town’s wonderful village atmosphere, where you can find quality tourism operators at every turn as well as retail outlets selling locally made wares that you simply won’t find anywhere else.

Photo: Greg Snell (Conspicuous Beach)

Denmark & Walpole Fact File

Things To Do in Denmark & Walpole
  • Tree-top walk


    Photo: Jean Leggat (Valley of the Giants, Tree Top Walk)

    Just half an hour’s drive from Denmark and 15 minutes from Walpole, the superbly designed visitor centre and 40-metre high tree-top walk at the The Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk is an absolute must-visit. You will never forget the exhilarating experience of walking the 600m bridge through a forest canopy of tingle trees and breathing in the freshest air your lungs have ever known. This is also a wheelchair and pram-friendly tour, so no-one needs to miss out.

    For the less adventurous, the Ancient Empire walk on ground level provides an excellent opportunity to explore these 400-year-old trees up close via timber boardwalks and compacted dirt paths.

  • Glorious beaches


    Photo: Tourism Western Australia (Greens Pool)

    The natural sweeping vistas and remote landscapes around Denmark make it a favourite getaway for those seeking tranquillity, a romantic interlude or a chance to appreciate nature.

    Greens Pool, protected from the breakers by outlying rocks, is a glorious, safe swimming spot for families, rivalled only by nearby Madfish Bay, which is protected behind a small island. There are many other wonderful national parks as well as surfing, fishing and swimming beaches close by.

  • Walpole township


    Photo: Tourism Western Australia (Rest Point, Walpole Inlet)

    The smaller country town of Walpole is located 65km to the west of Denmark, on the pretty Walpole Inlet. Feel like a water-based experience? Take time out on the Walpole Estuary Eco Tour, bookable through the Walpole Visitor Centre.
    Walpole's little village also has a small skate park for the kids and a large grassland park where the children can run amok.

  • Scenic drives


    Photo: Tourism Western Australia

    Around Denmark and William Bay National Park, ensure your camera is ready for the spectacular views. Visit Ocean Beach, Wilson Head and Wilson Inlet, or take a leisurely drive on the Scotsdale Tourist Drive or the Mount Shadforth Scenic Drive.

  • Arts and crafts


    Photo: Tourism Western Australia (Wood Works Gallery, Denmark)

    The environment around Denmark has provided deep inspiration for local people to develop their arts and crafts to an extraordinarily high level. There are artisans working in clay, woodturning, wood carving and sculpting, furniture making, lead lighting, glass fusing, watercolours, oils and acrylics, metalwork, quilting, chainsaw sculpting, bead and jewellery making, textiles, mosaics, photography ... and just about anything else you can think of! Many workshops and festivals are held to promote and celebrate these works in the local area.

  • Wining and dining


    Photo: Tourism Western Australia (Forest Hill Winery)

    The Denmark Wine Region offers delightful premium wines from vineyards set amidst the area's natural beauty. The fine, high quality local wines have distinct, recognisable, regional characteristics. There are around 14 cellar door operations with a variety of associated attractions including gardens, picnic areas, BBQ facilities and restaurants.
    The standard of gourmet food offered in the region is also very high.

  • Family fun


    Photo: Tourism Western Australia

    Attractions for the whole family include animal, bird and reptile parks, boating activities on the placid Denmark River (pictured), a historical museum, maze, puzzle shop, berry farms, a cheese factory, four-wheel drive and winery tours, and many wonderful walk trails including the Bibbulmun Track.

  • Markets and music

    The ever popular Denmark Markets are held monthly on the picturesque riverbank and attract people from far and wide to enjoy a day browsing amongst unusual and interesting stalls, enjoying musical entertainment and absorbing Denmark’s unique ambience.

  • Notable wineries


    Photo: Silverstream Wines

    There are an abundance of quality wineries in the region, including:

    Howard Park
    Forest Hill Winery
    Karriview Wines
    West Cape Howe
    Somerset Hill Wines

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