When planning your trip to the Great Southern region this autumn, you’ll be spoiled for choice – and we don’t just mean the tasting line-up at our cellar door (although, of course, that’s a must!). Denmark is a Top Tourist Town winner and it’s easy to see why… from adventure walks to rock fishing and fine dining, a very wide spectrum of travel itineraries are possible for your precious holiday time in and around the Great Southern.
First stop? Singlefile cellar door, where you’ll find superbly crafted wines, made from fruit treated with minimal synthetic material, allowing the beauty of the natural grape to shine through in the final wine. This autumn our Cellar Door Manager Meg recommends the 2016 Clement V and the Pinot Gris . As the 2017 winner of Gourmet Traveller WINE’s “Star Cellar Door” in the Great Southern, Singlefile’s cellar door is a must-stop on your Denmark itinerary. We look forward to welcoming you to our estate throughout autumn.
For nature lovers, this new viewing platform is the perfect vantage point to observe the surging seas off the coast of Albany and into the Southern Ocean. In just under an hour from Denmark, you can witness Mother Nature in all her glory, standing 40 metres directly above the water, via the new raised pathways, which also provide protection for local fauna along the rock surfaces below. A striking new addition to the Torndirrup National Park landscape, the walk bridge also provides stunning views from Bald Head to West Cape Howe. Be prepared to be blown away! (Fees apply to visit the national park.)
Pack a picnic, some warm clothes and take a drive an hour west of Denmark to the tranquil surrounds of the Frankland River. Start your visit with a walk along one of the universally accessible paths to a viewing platform and take in the full view of the majestic Frankland River, down to the Circular Pool or into the beautiful forest below. You won’t want to leave!
So, you want to get a bit adventurous? How about adding a scenic trail ride through bush land along the Denmark Nornalup Rail Trail to your list of activities! It’s an easy to moderately challenging ride along the beautiful Wilson Inlet, that is sure to be a rich and lasting experience. The guided tour, with Brumbies Run will be tailored to suit the needs of the individuals attending, focusing on leadership skills, training and riding safety.
Winner of not one, but two restaurant and catering industry awards in 2016 –Café of the Year and Café Restaurant –
Mrs Jones Café is the place to eat in Denmark. Fancy pancakes with bacon and maple syrup for breakfast? (I had turmeric pannacotta with fresh fruit and palaeo granola this morning) Or fish tacos for lunch? This licensed café offers fresh and honest fare with an extensive wine list featuring our very own 2015 Singlefile Great Southern Chardonnay. Stop in for a bite from 7am to 4pm daily. Your tastebuds will thank you!
As you’re making your way down the Albany Highway, stop in for a visit at Kodja Place and join Jack for an Indigenous Tour. You’ll hear stories of old, enjoy bush tucker and learn about the local culture of the Noongar people. Once you’ve said farewell to Jack, head to the Australian Rose Maze for a wander around the gardens and see the exquisite tribute to roses bred in Australia throughout the 20 th century. Before you hit the road again, stop in at the Black Cockatoo Café for a tea, coffee or a slice of delicious cake.