The town of Denmark in Wilson Inlet stands out for its dramatic coastlines and towering emerald forests, along with bucolic farmland and world-famous walking trails. It’s also a prime wine tasting region of Western Australia, accompanied by local artisans, galleries and chocolatiers.
Things to do in Denmark
Artisan chocolates and truffles create a specialty niche in the foodie scene of Denmark, with handcrafted truffles from Dark Side Chocolates and chocolate-and-wine profiling at Denmark Chocolate Company. As part of the Great Southern wine appellation, Denmark offers first-rate wine tasting and vineyard touring throughout the year. Art galleries showcase local artists working in ceramics, timber, paintings, glass works and jewellery.
Travelling with young children? They’ll be delighted to meet baby koalas, kangaroos and alpacas at Denmark Animal Farm and Pentland Alpaca Stud, a hands-on farm and wildlife park. Stop by the craft gallery and alpaca boutique to buy alpaca teddy bears, ponchos and capes made by local craftspeople. The little ones will also enjoy Denmark’s natural outdoor maze and the Historic Whaling Station in nearby Albany.
Numerous natural attractions are found in Denmark, including Greens Pool, an expansive sheltered rock pool with tranquil swimming and snorkelling spots. Don't miss seeing the enormous elephant-shaped boulders at Elephant Rocks and the jumping fish at Madfish Bay.
Spend an afternoon exploring the world-famous Valley of the Giants Tree Tops Walk. You can tromp through a forest canopy at a height of 40 metres and soak up expansive views of the Walpole Wilderness. Keep an eye out for the giant tingle trees on the 450-metre-long Ancient Empire part of the trail.
Getting around Denmark
Denmark lies about 420 kilometres from Perth and 50 kilometres from Albany. The easiest way to reach Denmark is by car, while bikes hire, taxis and coaches are available within the city.