The timber industry gave Denmark its impetus in the late 1800s, but today it's tourism that underpins this attractive town down by the huge Wilson Inlet in the far south of the state, near Albany. With the inlet and the Denmark River in front of it and Mount McLeod behind, its thriving arts and crafts scene (and a great market) and a burgeoning wine industry, Denmark is certainly a pleasant place to visit in itself.
But it’s what’s around and about that draws most people here. The attractions include the forests of towering karri and tingle trees, most imposingly viewable in the nearby Valley of the Giants, the extraordinarily-good fishing (with salmon between February and April), and great beaches, such as Ocean Beach near Wilson Head, where there is excellent surf and surfboards can be hired from the surf shop.
Horse riding is popular with visitors and there are several riding schools in town offering trail rides into the nearby forest country. The Pentland Alpaca Stud is a hit with adults and children alike.
- Brave New Works Performance (Easter)
Things to do
Old Buttery Factory - crafts and antiques
Kurrabup Aboriginal Art Gallery - McLeod Rd,
Historical Museum & Cottage Industries Shop - Mitchell Street
Pentland Alpaca Stud - and tourist farm, North St
Mt Shadforth Lookout - for magnificent views
Visitor Information Centre - 60 Strickland St, Denmark
In the area
Wineries - there are scores of wineries in the area including Matilda's Meadow Winery, Tinglewood Wines and Mariners Rest Wines. Bartholomew's Meadery for honey, honey wines and bee products
Whale Watching - platform at Lowlands Beach, 28 km east
Aqua Blue Marron Farm -
Fishing, swimming and snorkelling - at Greens Pool, a natural sea pool
and much more ...