Denmark: On the Edge Of The Wilderness
Denmark, a town on the Great Southern Highway in the South West region of Australia, is a relaxing Western Australian destination=. The city is 54 kilometres west of Albany and 423 kilometres south of Perth. Nestled on the Denmark River and on the edge of the Valley of the Giants, Denmark is the perfect place to check out Australia's wild side.
Fish, Sail, Sun, Or Surf
The inlet of the Denmark River is the perfect place for a spot of fishing or canoeing. Ocean Beach is the best spot to grab some sun or hit the waves - in fact, some Denmark accommodation is even located right on the beach!
If you're new to surfing, there's no better time to learn: Ocean Beach was voted one of the top five best places to learn to surf in Australia. Spend a few hours with one of the area's knowledgable instructors and they'll have you riding the waves in no time.
Get Out In The Wild
Western Australia is known for its sky-high tingle trees and other wildlife, so no South West holiday would be complete without seeing the Valley of the Giants. One of the best ways to see the valley is from above, so take a trip to the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, where you can walk amidst the foliage of these towering, majestic trees.
Afraid of heights? The Treetop Walk is a thrilling attraction, not for the faint hearted since the Walk is 40 kilometres off the ground and the walkway sways under your feet when the wind blows. You can still see the tingle trees from the ground in the Ancient Empire, where a boardwalk meanders through the forest - sometimes, the boardwalk goes right through a tree!
Tour The Areas Vinyards
Save room in your holiday itinerary for a tour of the area's spectacular wineries. Denmark hosts a very active local winery scene, and you may find yourself taking home quite a few bottles (or a case) of the local vineyards' vintages.
Some, but certainly not all of the wineries you'll find in the region include:
- Monkey Rock Winery
- Moombaki Wines
- Rickety Gate Wines and Winery
- Silverstream Wines
- Somerset Hill Wines
- Willoughby Park Winery
- Windrush Wines and Vineyard Cafe
- Yilgarnia Wine and Wildflowers
Need a break from all that wine? Stop by the Toffee Factory, which also brews local cider. Denmark Brews and Ales is the ideal spot for those who prefer a pint over a glass of wine.
South West Accommodation Options in Denmark
Unlike major city accommodation in Perth, Melbourne, or Sydney, you'll have much more room to stretch out and relax in Denmark holiday rentals. Chalets, beach houses, and waterfront cottages are all commonly found in the region and offer privacy, independence and great amenities.
Whether you want something secluded in the wilderness or something close to town, you'll find what you're looking for in Denmark.