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. 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 the Nature Lover
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. The Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk in the tingle forest near Denmark is a must visit destination.
Arts and Culture
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.
Food and Wine
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.
Shire of Denmark
Within the Shire of Denmark there are two main community centres. There is the town of Denmark which is the largest in the Shire and the smaller village of Nornalup.
The Shire of Denmark has a population of just over 5,000 and is located on the south coast of Western Australia approximately 50 kms west of Albany and 400 kms south of Perth. The Shire has an area of 1,843 sq kms extending 70 kms in an east-west direction and 30 kms north-south. Average annual rainfall is 1,089.6mm. Average daytime temp - summer 25°C, winter 16°C (approximately).
Nornalup is a small village on the banks of the Frankland River, in the heart of the giant karri and tingle forests of the beautiful Walpole Nornalup National Park. Nornalup was first settled by Europeans in 1911 when Frenchman Pierre Bellanger and his wife and children took up land in the area. Within the Nornalup Inlet there is excellent boating, fishing and swimming. Alternatively you can canoe along the Frankland River that flows through the forest. During summer the drive down Nornalup Beach Road to Conspicuous Bay and along the coastal plain passes the only known native stand of red flowering gum trees in Western Australia.
Denmark has a great diversity of population, making for a huge variety of interests and occupations. With tourism being a major industry, many people have developed lifestyles combined with various cottage industries to cater for tourists. The main local industries include – tourism, viticulture, horticulture, farming (beef/dairy/sheep/pig/tree), cottage industries and agriculture.
Denmark was awarded the GWN7 Top Tourism Town (population over 5000) in 2012 and 2015, and Top Tourism Town for the Environment in 2012. Denmark's regard for the environment extends to the conservation and preservation of the great forest trees and wilderness areas. The people of Denmark are very much aware of the need to care for our magnificent coastline and all its natural attractions, which bring so many visitors to the area each year.