Off The Beaten Track: Denmark
Grab your keys and your map, it’s time for a road trip.
Sweeping views and enticing crystal waters, with a little something to satisfy the sweet tooth – Denmark has it all.
The town is believed to have been formally established in 1895, with the introduction of sawmills to capitalise on the area’s surrounding timber supply known as the place where the forest meets the sea.
These days Denmark is a tourist hot spot, with people travelling from all over the world to take in the area’s natural beauty and sample its award-winning wines.
We’ve created a list of some must-have experiences next time you find yourself in our home – the Great Southern.
Be prepared to be blown away, both literally and figuratively, by William Bay.
Take care on the drive down as the exposed headland makes for very windy conditions and the road involves many twists and turns.
William Bay’s Elephant Rocks is perfect for exploring; climb its big boulders for breathtaking ocean views and spot starfish, crabs, sea urchins and other sea life scattered across rock pools.
Head to Greens Pool for a dip, where offshore rocks have created calm waters perfect for snorkelling or for a peaceful float.
And if you’re up for catching your dinner – head to Madfish Bay, where, as the name suggests, you can try your luck at casting your rod and hopefully hooking a herring, whiting or even some Australian salmon.
Navigate trees and natural flora to find your way to the peak of Monkey Rock, part of the renowned Bibbulmun Track.
Just a short drive south-west of Denmark, Monkey Rock offers sweeping views of the neighbouring Nullaki Peninsula. It’s a steep 30 minute hike up to the top but we promise you – the view is well worth it.
If you’re wanting to immerse yourself in nature further, free from the hustle and bustle of daily life and mobile reception, Parry’s Beach is the place to go.
The best part? Pitch a tent and stay the night at the well shaded and protected campgrounds, where you won’t have to choose between sunset and sunrise – you can enjoy both.
Take the scenic route down Scotsdale Road for a drive filled with Denmark’s staple towering Karri trees and breathtaking ocean scenes, with plenty of foodie and tourist pit stops along the way like the Cheese Factory and Denmark’s Animal Farm, where you can pat alpacas.
For a sweet treat, duck into Denmark’s resident honey farm Bartholomews Meadery to sample a range of honey delicacies from honey ice cream to honey wine.
Check out the farm’s glass hive and see if you can spot the queen bee – and this goes without saying, do not visit if you have a bee allergy!
To top off your day of blissful adventuring, make your way to Denmark’s town centre and enjoy a glass of vino at Stomp’d Wine bar.
For an adventure that ticks all the boxes, the Great Southern delivers on views, food and sea.
Better yet, this country town is located just over 30 minutes drive from Omrah’s cellar door. Remember – in the country, if your driving by you’re dropping in.