Before you set out for a relaxing holiday in the Great Southern, be sure to make space for your kayak, surfboard or bicycle. There is an abundance of Southern coastline along the open ocean and in the sheltered waters of the Irwin and Wilson Inlets, Peaceful Bay and King George Sound for fishing, swimming or just having a float. Ocean Beach is known for its waves, perfect for beginners and experienced surfers alike.
Not planning to get out on the water, but want a nice view instead? The Wilderness Ocean Walk (WOW) is a 6.2km (one-way) coastal path with stunning views of the Denmark Wind Farm and Southern Ocean. For a short and sweet uphill climb with a rewarding view, Monkey Rock is the place to be. Bring a torch for the walk down if you plan to go for sunset and enjoy the 180-degree views over the ocean. A must-see natural beauty is the William Bay National Park, home of Greens Pool, Elephant Rock, Madfish Bay and Waterfall Beach.
If you and your family are looking for a lovely way to spend the afternoon in Denmark without travelling by car, gather some lunch ingredients or a picnic basket from Wholly Local and set off on an adventurous scavenger hunt along the Mokare Heritage Trail, on the far side of the Denmark river. Keep an eye out for the coloured fairy doors propped up on beautiful tree trunks as you admire the birds and trees above you. At the end of the trail, you can spread out your picnic at the bridge or continue to the Rivermouth Caravan Park to observe the pelicans and the boats passing by. Here, you can rent kayaks, paddleboats and stand-up paddleboards, or hop on a boat or bus tour to continue the adventure.
The Rivermouth is also a great spot to connect to the Bibbulmun Track heading west and the Denmark-Nornalup Rail Trail heading east along Wilson Inlet.
The Rail Trail is accessible by bike, horse and your own two feet with secluded beaches and historic shelters to discover along the way. This also forms part of the Munda Biddi Trail, famous for mountain biking. Follow that west and you will eventually meet with the Bibbulmun Track at Lights Beach.
If you want to venture beyond Denmark to other areas of the Great Southern, some highlights of the region are the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, visiting the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges National Parks and exploring the coves along Frenchman Bay.
If you would rather fill your day with indoor activities, the Scotsdale Tourist Drive will take you on a journey through the Karri trees to visit wineries, the Denmark Animal Farm and roadside farm stalls. We look forward to welcoming you to the Singlefile Cellar Door on your next trip to the Great Southern. Settle into a seated tasting looking out over the gorgeous view, and stay for a glass of wine. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will guide you through the sub-regions of the Great Southern and its distinctive wine styles.