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Denmark is a popular tourist town which has a relaxed village atmosphere, romantic timber milling history and incredible coastal scenery. Just 45 minutes drive west of Albany on the southern coast, Denmark stands on the shores of the spectacular Wilson Inlet and boasts glorious swimming, surfing and fishing beaches.

There’s plenty of attractions in town with the historic fire station, old butter factory, Denmark’s first school, and the popular drinking hole the Denmark Hotel. You can also explore the town’s maze, alpaca stud, animal farm and sandalwood shop or take a whale watching tour.

{media-2}Water lovers can hire canoes, motorboats, paddleboats or aqua bikes and mess around on the river. Throw in a line for herring, salmon and bream at Lights Beach or just kick back and watch the waves crashing over the rocks at Wilson Head and Lions Lookout.

Denmark is known to the aboriginal community as Kwoorabup meaning place of the Black Swan. Prior to European settlement, Denmark was an area of cultural interaction between the Bibbulmun group to the west and the Minang (Menang) group of the Great Southern.

Wilson Inlet and its tributaries formed a focal point for Noongar people who managed and utilized the Inlet and its abundant natural resources.

The town of Denmark was established in 1884 to service the timber industry. It was named after Dr Alexander Denmark, a naval physician and friend of Dr Thomas Wilson, who discovered the Wilson Inlet. Sadly, when the magnificent karri began to run out many people left, leaving only a few settlers to struggle through the ill fated Group Settlement Scheme and the depression of the 1930’s.

However, Denmark survived, and now is a popular tourist destination. Popular scenic drives around Denmark include the Scotsdale Tourist Drive and the Mount Shadforth Scenic Drive. These offer changing vistas of pastured farmland, forest and ocean, with distant views of the Porongurups and Stirling Ranges.

Up & down the Track

Albany is a 60km drive east of Denmark which takes approximately 45 minutes along the South Coast Highway. The walk between Denmark and Albany (83.5km) usually takes five days.

Peaceful Bay is 41km west of Denmark – a 30 minute drive along the South Coast Highway and Peaceful Bay Road. The walk between Denmark and Peaceful Bay (65.2km) usually takes three days.

For travel details to Denmark view the Section by Section guide.

Accommodation & Services

Denmark has a large range of accommodation, from a caravan park to backpackers, motel/hotels, self-contained units and B & Bs, to luxury resorts. It also has supermarkets, general stores, a laundry, a pharmacy, cafés and several restaurants. A small range of camping gear, including camping fuel, is available from the local hardware store.

Denmark has a few local transport operators who will transfer walkers to the Track in the Denmark area.

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Almost a legend! Walkers often write praise for the Blue Wren in the registers. Situated right in the heart of Denmark within a short distance from shops and restaurants. Accommodation includes twin, double, family and dorm rooms with well equipped kitchen and self-service laundry, and an outside covered barbeque area with a gas barbie for […]

17 Price Street Denmark 6333

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Twenty four hectares of native karri, tingle and jarrah forest on the edge of Wilson Inlet, and bordering the Bibbulmun Track, it is only minutes from Denmark town and the beach. Creative use of timber and glass features in the Cove’s choice of ;five craftsman-built, self-contained chalets. Glass-fronted log fires make for a cosy winter’s […]

45 Payne Road Denmark 6333

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At Windrose, you can sleep to the lullaby of frogs and get all the services you require. Choice of four comfortable rooms with ensuite bathroom. Each room is uniquely decorated reflecting landscapes around Denmark. Enjoy a big breakfast, and good company. Please note: Bibbulmun Track transfers are available by arrangement.

Mob: 0447 682 400

6 Harington Break Denmark 6333

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Denmark Forest Retreat offers well appointed, comfortable self catering accommodation in beautiful Denmark. Nestled amongst the trees on 13 acres of peaceful bushland, each cottage is positioned to allow maximum privacy. Constructed from earth bricks and cedar, the cottages are superbly finished, meticulously decorated and offer all modern conveniences, as well as traditional country comfort. […]

Mob: 0438 938 798

1 Campbell Road Denmark 6333

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The Denmark Co-Operative is open seven days a week and is located at the crossroads in the very centre of town. With a fully-stocked department and hardware store, there’s a very good chance that you will find everything you need at Denmark Co-Op. The staff are friendly and are always happy to welcome Walkers and […]

Cnr Strickland Street and South Coast High Denmark 6333

Handy Links

Denmark Tourism Website
Denmark Chamber of Commerce