Denmark is just over a four hour drive from Margaret River, situated on the coast and in the heart of the Great Southern region. With golden sand beaches, turquoise water, lush green farmland and silver-barked karri forests there is something for everyone to enjoy.
There are many walking trails, such as the peaceful Wilson Inlet Heritage Trail (12 km return) that starts at the old railway bridge near the mouth of the Denmark River (one minute from the caravan park) and traverses a short stretch of river flats and then meanders along the north shore of the inlet through eucalyptus and banksia bushland.
The ruggedly beautiful Ocean Beach offers the best fishing and surfing in the area, check out the signposted lookout for spectacular views.
Denmark manages to combine the charm of a sleepy, country town with a thriving food and wine scene. Some tours are available but the best way to experience the region’s wares is to self drive. Local products include fresh fruit and veg, preserves and condiments, cheeses, toffee, wine, cider and mead (honey wine). There are many self drive touring routes suggested in the local tourist information brochure, but my favourite was the Mount Shadforth Scenic Drive, with it’s changing scenes of pastured farmland with grazing sheep and cows to forest and ocean views.