Walking in Denmark Town

A walk through Denmark Town Centre is wonderful. Glimpse the history and wonder of Denmark Town on this short walk. You'll pass by the main shopping area and pass cafes along the way. Denmark is just the right size to stroll around.

The markers in the map below can all be visited individually or as a circular walk. If you've got the time to shop as you walk, you could spend most of a day strolling through town too.

A good point to start is at the AQUA MARKER, the Gazebo on Horsley Road at the Denmark Bridge.

A Walking Tour of Denmark

Reading about the History of Denmark will help you to understand the significance of the buildings and areas you are passing on your walking tour.

Start at the riverside. (The aqua-coloured marker on the map.)
There is a large gazebo with seating for two dozen people plus ample parking, BBQ's and toilets. To the left of the facilities you will see boardwalk.

This meanders around to the river and is a beautiful walk, flat and peaceful and it takes you past two lily ponds and flows towards the river where you can relax on a secluded picnic bench right on the Denmark River's edge. If you're lucky you'll see some water birds.

From here walk along the riverside path, south under the bridge, into Berridge Park. Enjoy the trees and the riverside. When you're ready, look for the Old Denmark Hotel across the street from the park. This is the corner of Walker St.

Walk uphill on Walker St. and you'll come to the main street in Denmark, Strickland St. Cross the street to visit the oldest building in Denmark, St Leonard's Anglican Church, built in 1899.

This is a quaint wooden structure. It was built by the community members. There is a beautiful wall tapestry hanging inside representing 100 years of the church from 1899 - 1999. There are 33 individually created squares with unique pictures, it is a very beautiful work of art. The inside of the Church takes you back in time, it has a very healing and tranquil ambience. The stained glass window above the altar is simply stunning.

The RSL Hallstrong> - The First School in Denmark, is just down the road to your left. You'll see the cannon out front.

Continue up through denmark on Mitchell St (across from Walker St.) and you'll pass the oldest planted tree in Denmark and on the corner you'll see the Red Cross Building.

At the top of Mitchell St is the Denmark Historical Museum. You can't miss it. This wonderful museum tells the history of the town of Denmark with relics from it's past. It is open at limited times during certain days so it is good to check.

Walk around the corner onto Short Street and walk down towards the South Coast Highway. Cross the Highway into Randall Park and follow Millar St. downhill to the intersection with Mount Shadforth Rd.

Walk to the Old Butter Factory Galleries on Mt Shadforth Rd. Have a cake and tea, lunch or breakfast Mrs Jones, a local favouite! Browse the eclectic array in the Galleries or watch an artist in the studios... the Old Butter Factory is worth the stop.

At this point walk to the corner (the IGA) and cross the road to the Bibbulmun Cafe and then cross the highway again back into the main shopping area of Denmark.

Stop at Fig Tree Square to see the oldest fig in Denmark. This delightful courtyard Square is named after the giant and exquisitely beautiful Fig Tree in its centre planted in 1925.

You can enjoy a coffee or meal in the the award winning Denmark Bakery Cafe sitting indoors or relax alfresco on the benches or outdoor pavement seating.

Stroll through town until you get back to Walker Street and walk left down towards the riverside and Berridge Park. Stroll through the park, under the bridge (or across the road) and back to the start.

A Wonderful Short Walking Tour of Denmark, Western Australia

Gazebo, Board walk and Lily Ponds

2 lily ponds, a boardwalk and a peaceful stroll to the bench by the river.

St. Leonard's Anglican Church

Denmark's oldest remaining building built in 1899 by settlers who had come to work in the Denmark sawmills.

Denmark Historical Museum

Denmark's Historical Museum is the site of the Old Police Station built in 1923.

Old Butter Factory

The inside of the Old Buttery Factory is beautiful. Artists studios openly viewable makes this a unique experience. Enjoy a meal at Mrs Jones! The Old Butter Factory is located close to the heart of town.

Peaceful surroundings

Beautiful old trees of all types in this spectacularly forested area of the Great Southern. Walking down by the river is peaceful and calming. A chance to reflect on the blessings of being here in Denmark!

Short Walks in Denmark WA:

Denmark Beaches Map
Map of Beaches in Denmark Western Australia. Includes some of the most beautiful beaches on the south coast. Visit Denmark Beaches Map
Denmark Beaches Map
Denmark National Parks
National Parks and Reserves in Denmark Western Australia. Visit Denmark National Parks
Denmark National Parks
Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach is set between the Wilson Inlet and the Great Southern Ocean and is the closest beach to Denmark Town. A popular surfing spot and lookout offer spectacular views over the southern ocean. Visit Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach
The Wilson Inlet
This majestic Inlet is divided from the ocean by a sandbar which covers the opening much of the year. Visit The Wilson Inlet
The Wilson Inlet
The Wilson Inlet Map
This majestic Inlet is divided from the ocean by a sandbar which covers the opening much of the year. Visit The Wilson Inlet Map
The Wilson Inlet Map
Greens Pool
Almost completely sheltered from the waves of the Great Southern Ocean, Greens Pool is a paradise. Visit Greens Pool
Greens Pool
Elephant Rocks
Giant rocks shaped like elephants stand together facing into the waves of the Great Southern Ocean. One of the most visited places on the Rainbow Coast. Visit Elephant Rocks
Elephant Rocks
Anvil Beach
Anvil Beach is a beautiful beach on the south side of Nullaki Peninsula on the Great Southern Ocean. Visit Anvil Beach
Anvil Beach
Bibbulmun Track
The Bibbulmun Track stretches from Kalamunda in the Perth hills to Albany through many locations in the heart of the Rainbow Coast. Visit Bibbulmun Track
Bibbulmun Track
Birds in Denmark WA
The birdlife along the Rainbow Coast is amazing and includes several species of birds which can be found no where else on earth. Visit Birds in Denmark WA
Birds in Denmark WA
Crusoe Beach
A commercial fishing site and not a tourist site. The beach is best visited after 3.30pm as advised by the sign. Visit Crusoe Beach
Crusoe Beach
Denmark Town Walk
Take a stroll through Denmark Western Australia and explore the town and experience the history and culture of Denmark WA. Visit Denmark Town Walk
Denmark Town Walk
Harewood Forest Walk
Harewood Forest is an almost 1.5k walk through the forest. The stream at the end is the turn-around point. Filled with information on the history and flora and fauna. Visit Harewood Forest Walk
Harewood Forest Walk
Lights Beach
Inspiring lookout and beach offering spectacular views of William Bay from the east. A favourite local beach. Visit Lights Beach
Lights Beach
Madfish Bay
In Madfish Bay an island rests close to the shore. The waves at this beach come from two different directions. Visit Madfish Bay
Madfish Bay
Mazzoletti Beach
Mazzoletti Beach stretches from Greens Pool in the East by foot to Parry Beach in the West. Almost the entire coastal distance of William Bay National Park. Visit Mazzoletti Beach
Mazzoletti Beach
Mokare Heritage Trail
Named after an aboriginal tracker and chieftain the Mokare Heritage Trail winds along the east and west side of the Denmark River. Visit Mokare Heritage Trail
Mokare Heritage Trail
Monkey Rock
Spectacular elevated views over William Bay National Park and Ratcliffe Bay. Plus an amazing view east along the Nullaki Peninsula. Visit Monkey Rock
Monkey Rock
Parry Beach
Offering spectacular views across William Bay towards Green Pool and Elephant Rocks. Camping permitted if available. Visit Parry Beach
Parry Beach
Peaceful Bay
Peaceful Bay beach is split in two by the Irwin Inlet as it discharges into the ocean. Sand dunes abound. Visit Peaceful Bay
Peaceful Bay
Prawn Rock Channel
Prawn Rock Channel is located just north of Ocean Beach and you will drive right past it on your way to Ocean Beach. This secluded slow running channel of water is an ideal swimming spot. Visit Prawn Rock Channel
Prawn Rock Channel
The Rainbow Coast
The south coast is perfectly placed to see winter rainbows. Like several times a day. The locals recognise this unique feature and fondly call it the Rainbow Coast. Visit The Rainbow Coast
The Rainbow Coast
Southern Forests
Along the South Coast you will find some of the most fascinating forests in the world including jarrah, karri, red and yellow tingle forests. Visit Southern Forests
Southern Forests

Long Walks in Denmark WA:

Denmark Beaches Map
Map of Beaches in Denmark Western Australia. Includes some of the most beautiful beaches on the south coast. Visit Denmark Beaches Map
Denmark Beaches Map
Denmark National Parks
National Parks and Reserves in Denmark Western Australia. Visit Denmark National Parks
Denmark National Parks
Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach is set between the Wilson Inlet and the Great Southern Ocean and is the closest beach to Denmark Town. A popular surfing spot and lookout offer spectacular views over the southern ocean. Visit Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach
The Wilson Inlet
This majestic Inlet is divided from the ocean by a sandbar which covers the opening much of the year. Visit The Wilson Inlet
The Wilson Inlet
The Wilson Inlet Map
This majestic Inlet is divided from the ocean by a sandbar which covers the opening much of the year. Visit The Wilson Inlet Map
The Wilson Inlet Map
Greens Pool
Almost completely sheltered from the waves of the Great Southern Ocean, Greens Pool is a paradise. Visit Greens Pool
Greens Pool
Elephant Rocks
Giant rocks shaped like elephants stand together facing into the waves of the Great Southern Ocean. One of the most visited places on the Rainbow Coast. Visit Elephant Rocks
Elephant Rocks
Anvil Beach
Anvil Beach is a beautiful beach on the south side of Nullaki Peninsula on the Great Southern Ocean. Visit Anvil Beach
Anvil Beach
Bibbulmun Track
The Bibbulmun Track stretches from Kalamunda in the Perth hills to Albany through many locations in the heart of the Rainbow Coast. Visit Bibbulmun Track
Bibbulmun Track
Birds in Denmark WA
The birdlife along the Rainbow Coast is amazing and includes several species of birds which can be found no where else on earth. Visit Birds in Denmark WA
Birds in Denmark WA
Crusoe Beach
A commercial fishing site and not a tourist site. The beach is best visited after 3.30pm as advised by the sign. Visit Crusoe Beach
Crusoe Beach
Denmark Town Walk
Take a stroll through Denmark Western Australia and explore the town and experience the history and culture of Denmark WA. Visit Denmark Town Walk
Denmark Town Walk
Harewood Forest Walk
Harewood Forest is an almost 1.5k walk through the forest. The stream at the end is the turn-around point. Filled with information on the history and flora and fauna. Visit Harewood Forest Walk
Harewood Forest Walk
Lights Beach
Inspiring lookout and beach offering spectacular views of William Bay from the east. A favourite local beach. Visit Lights Beach
Lights Beach
Madfish Bay
In Madfish Bay an island rests close to the shore. The waves at this beach come from two different directions. Visit Madfish Bay
Madfish Bay
Mazzoletti Beach
Mazzoletti Beach stretches from Greens Pool in the East by foot to Parry Beach in the West. Almost the entire coastal distance of William Bay National Park. Visit Mazzoletti Beach
Mazzoletti Beach
Mokare Heritage Trail
Named after an aboriginal tracker and chieftain the Mokare Heritage Trail winds along the east and west side of the Denmark River. Visit Mokare Heritage Trail
Mokare Heritage Trail
Monkey Rock
Spectacular elevated views over William Bay National Park and Ratcliffe Bay. Plus an amazing view east along the Nullaki Peninsula. Visit Monkey Rock
Monkey Rock
Parry Beach
Offering spectacular views across William Bay towards Green Pool and Elephant Rocks. Camping permitted if available. Visit Parry Beach
Parry Beach
Peaceful Bay
Peaceful Bay beach is split in two by the Irwin Inlet as it discharges into the ocean. Sand dunes abound. Visit Peaceful Bay
Peaceful Bay
Prawn Rock Channel
Prawn Rock Channel is located just north of Ocean Beach and you will drive right past it on your way to Ocean Beach. This secluded slow running channel of water is an ideal swimming spot. Visit Prawn Rock Channel
Prawn Rock Channel
The Rainbow Coast
The south coast is perfectly placed to see winter rainbows. Like several times a day. The locals recognise this unique feature and fondly call it the Rainbow Coast. Visit The Rainbow Coast
The Rainbow Coast
Southern Forests
Along the South Coast you will find some of the most fascinating forests in the world including jarrah, karri, red and yellow tingle forests. Visit Southern Forests
Southern Forests

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