The Best Things To Do in Denmark WA: Locals Guide

Being Perth locals, we have visited Denmark numerous times and found the best things to do in Denmark WA, plus tips on the best time to visit, how to get there, and where to stay.

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The Best Things To Do in Denmark WA

If you want to know what to do in Denmark, here are some ideas of places to see and Denmark attractions.

a natural pool with crystal clear turquoise water and granite boulders in the water with children playing and a sandy beach on the other side
Greens Pool

Greens Pool

Greens Pool is one of our favourite free things to do when we visit Denmark. The turquoise water is clear and sparkles under the sunlight, and the sandy beach is perfect for the kids to play on.

The large granite boulders make the pool so picturesque that you can’t help but take a million photos. They also protect the bay from the Great Southern Ocean, making it ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Zebrafish, silver drummer, six-spined leatherjackets, and mosaic sea stars are just some marine life you may encounter.

view of a sand beach with calm turquoise water and large granite boulders
Greens Pool, William Bay National Park by Tourism Western Australia

It’s a gradual slope from the beach into the water, so it remains shallow for quite a bit. This allows children to splash and swim without being in deep water.

The ocean is pretty cold, but our daughters braved the cold water in April.

The views from the lookout across Greens Pool and Mazzoletti Beach in the distance are beautiful. Remember your camera!

There’s a 1.5 km trail that links Greens Pool to Elephant Rocks if you want a walk.

Greens Pool is in William Bay National Park, a 15-minute drive west of Denmark.

Voted as Number 4 in Tripadvisor’s Travellers Choice Top 25 Beaches in the South Pacific region, it’s a must-visit in Denmark.

huge granite boulders that resemble elephants looking out to sea with turquoise water and green grass
Elephant Rocks

Elephant Rocks and Cove

Elephant Rocks and Cove are located in Williams Bay National Park, close to Greens Pool. The rocks are just a short walk from the car park.

If you look closely, you can see how they got their name – the rocks resemble a herd of elephants looking out to sea.

brown and orange huge boulders on a sandy beach with calm turquoise water lapping onto the sand with blue sky
Sheltered beach at Elephant Cove

The scenery here is magnificent, and the ocean is like Greens Pool, a clear turquoise colour that contrasts against the boulders.

From Elephant Rocks, you can access Elephant Cove via stairs.

a brown highland cow close up

Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud

Denmark Animal Farm and Pentland Alpaca Stud is a fun thing to do with kids. We have visited twice, and our daughters have loved it on both occasions.

Currently, the admission prices are as follows:

Adults A$15.00
Senior Cardholders A$13.00
Children (3 – 15) A$8.00
2 Adults & 3 Children A$50.00

The cost includes a small bag of food each to feed the animals. There’s the option to purchase more food for A$1 a bag (our girls bought another two out of their pocket money).

You can usually hold joeys with the supervision of one of the staff. They are super cute and a highlight of our children’s visit. The adult kangaroos around the farm are free to leave, but some choose to stay (who can blame them).

You are free to enter some of the enclosures, like the alpacas and the goats. Word of warning, don’t take food in with the goats. They can be very friendly if they know you have food!

There are baby farm animals, too, some of which can be held. Bottle feeding is daily at 3 pm.

Open Wednesday to Monday, 10 am to 4 pm.
Closed December 24 & 25 only.


view of a sandy beach and blue ocean from lookout
View from Ocean Beach Lookout


The beaches near Denmark are stunning, with plenty to choose from. The rugged coastline is beautiful, with ancient granite rocks and dune cliffs.

My favourite is Greens Pool for the picturesque granite boulders and clear turquoise water.

a sandy beach and inlet with people surfing large waves in the deeper water off the beach

The surf is best at Ocean Beach, the closest beach to Denmark. The Denmark Surf Lifesaving Club patrols this beach on weekends from December to March. It’s a great beach for water activities such as surfing, kayaking, kitesurfing, and stand-up paddle boarding. Toilets, changing rooms, and showers are available here.

Stop at the lookout for wonderful views over the channel between the Wilson Inlet and the ocean. There is also Lions Lookout, just after Ocean Beach.

Lights Beach consists of three beaches; Eastern Beach, Central Beach, and Western Beach. Eastern Beach has a rock pool, Princess Pool, which is great for children to paddle in. It’s protected from the fierce waves by large boulders. Central Beach has large waves and is unsuitable for swimming, but the views are beautiful. There’s another lookout at Lights Beach with spectacular views over William Bay and a great place to see the sunset.

a waterfall cascading down rocks with children in front of it on a sandy beach
Waterfall Beach

Waterfall Beach is in William Bay National Park; make a left turn at the Greens Pool car park. A creek flows over Pleistocene rock to form a small waterfall. We visited in April, and it was more of a trickle, but I’d expect it to be better in late winter or early spring. Children like to play in the stream that leads into Madfish Bay.

The waterfall is to the left of the car park on the far side of the beach. Don’t just go for the waterfall; the beach is lovely, with great views across the bay.

Parry Beach is 21 km west of Denmark in the William Bay National Park. It has views across William Bay towards Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks. Mazzoletti Beach can be accessed from Parry Beach across Parry Inlet most of the year, as the channel is completely blocked by a sand bar.  

Shelley Beach has a wide sweep of sand and is bounded at both ends by large granite boulders. Located in West Cape Howe National Park, south of Cosy Corner along Coombes and Shelley Beach Roads, it’s a remote beach. The lookout has views of Torbay and Torbay Head, Torndirrup Peninsula, and the Albany Wind Farm.

Standard park entry fees apply for West Cape Howe National Park.

a road in denmark surrounded by forest

Walking Trails

Many walking, biking, hiking, and water trails are close to Denmark.

The Bibbulmun Track is a world-class long-distance walk. It covers nearly 1000km from Perth suburb Kalamunda to Albany in the South West. If you’re not up to walking the whole track, it can be walked in smaller parts.

The Munda Biddi is an off-road cycling trail covering 1,000 km from Mundaring (in Perth’s hills) to Albany. Again, this trail can be ridden in sections.

Climb Monkey Rock, accessible from Lights Beach Road, for views over the Wilson Inlet, Ocean Beach, Nullaki Peninsula and William Bay National Park. The 4 km return walk from the car park is uphill and is part of the Bibbulmun Track.

Monkey Rocks has no guard rails, so it can be dangerous, especially with children.

A complete list of the trails can be found on the Denmark Visitor Centre website.

This Trails of Denmark map shows where the walks are in relation to Denmark.

The Best Things To Do in Denmark WA: Locals Guide
Denmark town

Denmark Town

Denmark is a small country town located by the Denmark River. Take a walk along the river, browse the shops, or stop in one of the cafes for a coffee or bite to eat.

Bartholomews Meadery

This family-run business produces delicious honey, mead (an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey), and ice cream. If you visit their shop, look for the glass beehive where you can spot the queen and buy some honey-related gifts.

Open daily (except Christmas Day).

If you don’t have your own transport (or want someone else to drive), this Tasting Delicious Denmark tour takes you to:

  • The Lake House Winery
  • Denmark Heritage Cider Company
  • Duckett’s Mill Wines
  • Denmark Farmhouse Cheese
  • Bartholomews Meadery
  • Denmark Chocolate Company
aerial view looking down onto turquoise water with large granite boulders in the shape of an elephant herd
Elephant Rocks, William Bay National Park by Tourism Western Australia


Denmark Thrills, at Castelli Estate, has the longest globe-riding track in the world.

Age above 8 years only.

Things To Do in Denmark When It’s Raining

a sign for a winery with building set amongst gadens with green grass and purple bushes is one of the best things to do in denmark wa
Singlefile Winery

Visit a Vineyard

Denmark and the surrounding Great Southern region have successfully produced cold-climate wines. There are now 25 wineries producing award-winning wines of incredible quality.

Riesling and Chardonnay were the first grapes planted, but there are now Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz.

My personal favourite is Singlefile Wines. Their wines are excellent, and you can bring food to picnic on their grounds.

The Lake House also has excellent reviews, with their café/restaurant open for brunch, lunch, and/or afternoon tea.

a glass of beer on a wooden table with boston brewing co wrtitten oin the glass

Lunch at Boston Brewing Co

Boston Brewing Co is the place for lunch in Denmark. It’s always crowded with couples, families, and friends.

This family-run business started in Denmark but can also be found in Victoria Park, Perth.

I love how the Boston Brewery contributes to the sustainability of Denmark – the local parks use empty grain bags for invasive weed collection, spent grain is given to local farmers to feed their stock, and local produce is used in their restaurant whenever possible.

They have around twelve of their beers on tap. I had the wheat beer, Hey Hay, which was good. The Right Nut Brown Ale was a winner with my husband too. 

If wine is more your style, the brewery is located on the grounds of Willoughby Park Winery.

If it’s not raining – the playground is popular with children, and the outside area fills up fast. Therefore, I’d recommend booking ahead. It’s also dog-friendly with your pups being allowed outside.

glass of red wine in front of red grapes

Chocolate & Wine

West Australia’s first licensed chocolate lounge, Denmark Chocolate Company, lets you enjoy their decadent chocolate alongside local wines, selected imported beers and a range of liqueurs. We have yet to visit, so let me know what it’s like.

Open daily Wednesday to Sunday 10.00 am to 4:30 pm (last drinks served at 3.30 pm during peak times).

Closed Public Holidays, May and November.

Alternatively, visit another local business in Denmark town, Pawprint Chocolate. Here you can taste their Certified Fair Trade couverture chocolate and buy some to take home.

Day Trips from Denmark

view of the tree top walk high above the forest trees
Tree Top Walk Walpole

Day Trip to Walpole

Walpole is only a 45-minute drive from Denmark, making it ideal for a day trip. Visit the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk to see spectacular Tingle Trees, Peaceful Bay, or one of the many other attractions.

the view of the peninsula with ocean either side on bald head trail albany
Bald Head Trail Albany

Day Trip to Albany

Albany is only a 40-minute drive from Denmark. If you haven’t been to Albany, and aren’t heading there as part of your Perth to Albany road trip, then take a day trip from Denmark.

Albany is known for its history, white sandy beaches, and the incredible Torndirrup National Park. Our guide on things to do in Albany WA details all the best attractions for your day there.

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