Our Shire

​​​About Denmark WA

Denmark, Western Australia's Extraordinary Wilderness Coast...

Discover why Lonely Planet listed our region in the world's Top 10 destinations of 2010.

Denmark is a charming town, located on the banks of the beautiful Denmark River. With its rugged coastline and towering forests, Denmark offers visitors unforgettable scenery, quality wineries and plenty of activities. The Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk in the tingle forest near Denmark is a must. The picturesque and serene beauty of Denmark is a draw-card and inspiration for many artists who reside in the area.

Browse through galleries of furniture, pottery, glass, sculptures, paintings and even jigsaws. The standard of fresh gourmet food and quality wine offered here is exceptional, with the surrounding wineries producing superb semillon sauvignon blanc and bold shiraz. Denmark's highly acclaimed wines have distinct characteristics and most can be tasted at the cellar door.

The natural sweeping vistas and remote landscapes around Denmark make it a favourite getaway for those seeking a romantic interlude or a chance to appreciate nature. There are so many options when it comes to finding a place to stay in Denmark, with everything from luxurious retreats to budget style accommodation.

​For more information and accommodation enquiries please visit the

Denmark Visitor Centre ​or Denmark Tourist Bureau​ 

Common Questions about Denmark 

Where is Denmark? How do I get there?
Denmark is situated on the coast of the South west region of Western Australia - we are about 4.5 hours drive from Perth and 55kms from Albany and Mt Barker.

What type of climate does Denmark have?
Denmark fits the phrase "Four seasons in one day" however Denmark has a Mediterranean climate with relatively dry summers and wet winters. The average annual rainfall is about 1,000 mm. The average day temperature in summer is 25°C, in winter 16°C.

Can I surf, swim or Fish in Denmark?

Yes!! Denmark has some the best beaches in Australia. The list below

Ocean Beach - great surfing, walking, bird watching and swimming (between flags only) or just soak up the scenery. Patrolled December-April; lifeguard during summer school holidays. District Map East R6

Wilson Head & Lions Lookout - watch the Southern Ocean swells crash against the rocks. Good fishing but watch for king waves and slippery rocks. District Map East R7

Lights Beach - surfing and fishing but not safe for swimming. A variety of wonderful views and a great alternative to William Bay National Park during busy times. Unpatrolled. District Map East Q6

Greens Pool - a sheltered natural swimming pool of clear emerald water, offering snorkelling and scuba diving. Walk east to Elephant Rocks, or west along the beach to Parry Beach. Ideal for the whole family. Unpatrolled. District Map East O6

Elephant Rocks - massive, rounded boulders set off the shallow waters of this small cove, a short walk from Greens Pool. Unpatrolled. District Map East O6

Madfish Bay - walk through water to an island, which snakes are known to inhabit. Sheltered swimming, snorkeling, fishing, exploring. Unpatrolled. District Map East P6

Waterfall Beach - a freshwater stream gushes from the dunes, tumbling over rocks on its way to the sea. Unpatrolled. District Map East P6

Parry Beach - serviced camping close to the beach; boat launching, swimming, fishing, exploring. Unpatrolled.District Map West M6

Shelley Beach - dramatic rocky headlands plunge to the sea; spectacular views, fishing, camping and varied flora and fauna. A favourite spot for hang-gliding and paragliding. Unpatrolled. West Cape Howe Map B5

Cosy Corner Beach - sheltered picnic and fishing spot. Seasonal camping. Unpatrolled. West Cape Howe MapC3

Lowlands Beach - secluded beach with freshwater creek flowing across squeaky white sand. Platforms for viewing dolphins, whales and the majestic cliffs. Unpatrolled. District Map East X8

Boat Harbour - a sheltered bay on dramatic coastline. Access by 4WD only. Fishing, swimming, walking, exploring. Unpatrolled. District Map West J7

Peaceful Bay - a wide, sheltered bay (suitable for children) offering swimming, fishing and boat launching to the Southern Ocean. Unpatrolled. District Map West E7

Conspicuous Cliff - walkways and viewing platform to whale watch in season, see surfers in action, or just admire the view. Swimming not recommended. Unpatrolled. District Map West C8

5. What's in Denmark?
Denmark has a large range of businesses including 2 supermarkets and general store various clothes and fashion outlets, a department store, newsagents, banking facilities, furnishing and antiques, electrical,  and gaming/computers Internet services, bottle shops, pubs and cafes to name a few. Click here for the online version of the Denmark Business Directory.

To find out more about the Shire of Denmark, visit their website here.​​