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Denmark: Wine, Wilderness and Water
Denmark is a popular holiday destination on Western Australia’s Rainbow Coast, known for its natural attractions and as an up-and-coming wine region. Travellers have access to a series of seemingly untouched, white sandy beaches, many of which are nestled within national parks. A short drive from town, you will be able to stroll amidst some of the tallest trees on the planet.
If you’re on holiday with the whole family, you can keep the kids busy at dinosaur exhibits, petting zoos and playgrounds. Meanwhile, adults can uncover craft beers and award winning wines. Whether you’re looking for an active escape or a relaxing break, Denmark caters to both crowds.
Holiday rentals in Denmark include spacious villas with water views, modern apartments close to amenities and romantic cottages overlooking vineyards.
The Rainbow Coast’s National Parks
Visit Walpole National Park for a day trip amidst some of the tallest trees on the planet. Stroll along the Ancient Empire Boardwalk beneath towering red tingle trees in what is known as the “Valley of the Giants”. You could also opt for the Tree Top Walk and wander amidst the trees for 600 m at leaf level.
Ambitious walkers can undertake part (or all!) of the 1000 km Bibbulmun Track, which stretches from Albany to Perth, passing by Denmark’s coast and weaving further inland through various national parks.
See oceanfront scenery at West Cape or William Bay National Park, as you amble along the rugged clifftop paths. Discover secluded beaches, protected bays and lush coastal vegetation. To get better acquainted with the park’s attractions, join a group 4WD tour.
Denmark’s Beaches and Bays
Visitors to Denmark can choose from several calm beaches. The aptly named Peaceful Bay is perfect for swimming and snorkelling. This stretch of sand is the starting point to a network of walking tracks, leading to scenic coastal lookouts. Shelley Beach, set within Cape Howe National Park, has a lookout with paragliding platforms.
Greens Pool is a sheltered, naturally-formed swimming hole, the floor of which is covered in soft white sand. The absence of waves ensures that children can paddle around safely. Bring your scuba diving gear to look at Greens Pool’s colourful underwater world. And don’t forget your camera, as you’ll be able to snap some shots of the famous Elephant Rocks.
Visiting Denmark with the Kids
Keep children entertained in Denmark by visiting Dinosaur World, where you will be able to see an extensive range of dinosaur skeletons. One of the most popular exhibits features Tyrannosaurus Rex bones, the only ones in the country. The centre is also home to dinosaurs’ live descendants, such as birds and reptiles, which the kids and feed or hold.
Animal lovers of all ages can next visit Denmark’s Animal Farm and & Peatland Alpaca Stud to cuddle or feed baby farm animals, koalas, joeys and guinea pigs. Older kangaroos hop around the park freely.
If the kids still have energy to burn, take them to Kwoorabup Community Adventure Park. This ecological playground has wood equipment of all sorts, in addition to trees that are just right for climbing. Get to the playground by car or bike, as several cycling paths are nearby.
Wine & Dine in Denmark
Denmark is a rising destination for foodies and wine connoisseurs, as well as an up-and-coming craft beer scene. Local varieties of chardonnay, pinot noir and shiraz have been internationally acclaimed by leading sommeliers, so make sure to have a chilled glass or two while you’re here.
A number of wine tours depart Denmark on the daily, introducing visitors to Denmark’s Food and Wine Trail. Kick things up a notch and book a helicopter tour to view the vineyards from above, or choose the self-guided option and visit the cellar doors of you picking.
Meanwhile, craft beer enthusiasts can spend some time at Denmark Brews and Ales to discover handcrafted varieties as they sit back on the deck, facing the ocean. You don’t even need to leave Denmark to try the region’s wine or beer. Simply make reservations at one Denmark’s restaurants, including Michelin star rated venues, and pair local fare with the right glass of red or white.
Getting to Denmark
Drive to Denmark from Perth in approximately 5 hours. You could also take a train and bus combination to reach the coastal WA town in just over 8 hours. Alternately, fly into Albany Airport from the state capital. From there, it’s only a 40 minute drive to your destination.