Denmark Tourism & Travel
Beautiful Denmark lies at the mouth of the Denmark River set amongst forest and rolling hills, 400km south of Perth. The place where the forest meets the sea offers spectacular coastal scenery teamed with the delights of a thick and varied forest. Denmark is the perfect place to relax in tranquil accommodation, fish for a scrumptious dinner or visit one of the world-class wineries that support this peaceful coastal town.
Think Cat Stevens song, oMorning has broken, and that is Denmark in the early morning mist alongside the river where the bush begins?
Denmarks development was initially slow due to the density of its giant tingle and karri forests. A mill was built in 1895 to process the giant trees into timber that was used for construction all over the world. The town grew up around the forest, providing a home for the many workers required to operate the wood mill.
After twenty or so years, the supply of trees had severely depleted. Workers moved away to other parts of the southwest, a few stayed on and dairying became Denmarks major industry. During the early 1920s, government initiatives focused on rejuvenating the forests and town; the population has grown steadily since.
Today, timber, tourism, dairy, beef cattle and fishing are Denmarks major industry. Since the 1970s, wine growing has increased helping wine to become Denmarks primary industry. Vineyards grow right beside more traditional farms of potatoes, fruit, beef and pork. The range of varies from traditional reds and whites to blueberry and honey wines. Most wineries are open for tastings daily. Close by are the wineries of Mount Baker, Walpole and Pemberton.
Greens Pool is a natural, protected swimming pool that attracts snorkellers, scuba divers and bathers alike. Its sheltered waters are perfect for families; many a child has had fun exploring the rocky areas that surround the beautiful lagoon.
Nearby Madfish Bay is a favourite spot for snorkeling, fishing and exploring. A freshwater waterfall tumbles over the cliffs running right onto the rocky beach below. You could quite happily lose yourself for hours in this coastal hideaway.
West Cape Howe National Park
Close to Denmark is West Cape Howe National Park, this includes Western Australias most southerly point and its wildflowers, and rugged granite outcrops, long beaches and quiet bays are magnificent.
Fishing is a prominent pastime along the Denmark River, off the beaches or on the ocean. Ocean Beach, Parrys Beach and William Bay are excellent spots close to the township where you can catch salmon, tailor, herring, snapper, whiting and Samson fish.
Denmark Arts and Crafts
In the 1980s people seeking an alternative lifestyle found Denmark and Denmark has become a major art and craft centre with many of its locals choosing the diversity of its environment as inspiration to produce beautiful ceramics, paintings, candles, wood turning, lead lights, pottery and etchings.