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After many fond visits, we’ve compiled this list of Great things to do in Denmark WA with kids!
Denmark, Western Australia is located on the south coast about half an hour from Albany and has an awesome village feel. We love the whole south coast area, but Denmark WA has a hip and happening vibe that is pretty captivating. If you are looking for waht to do in Denarmk WA, what can we say? World class natural attractions are rivaled by wineries, cuisine and some pretty trendy shopping. Throw in a touch of the alternative hippy lifestyle, and we always come home from Denmark Western Australia feeling pretty hip and a touch more in tune with our inner selves.
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How long should stay in Denmark WA?
If there is one thing that visitors to this cute little town consistently agree on, it is that they wish that they had of allowed more time. With the drive from Perth to Denmark taking about 4.5 hours (with no stops) you can leave work early on a Friday afternoon and wake up with the birds on Saturday morning at one of the gorgeous Denmark WA accommodation options. 3 nights is the minimum you need to allow for stay in Denmark WA, if you are to really disconnect and begin to feel the vibe.
Things To Do In Denmark WA With Kids
If we haven’t yet got your interest, please read on to discover more Denmark WA attractions… there is really a wealth to see and do in this gorgeous town.
William Bay National Park
William Bay National Park is naturally blessed with several gorgeous beaches and some amazing rock formations. Sometimes incorrectly titled Williams Bay National Park, this beautiful place should definately be high on your list of things to do in Denmark WA.
Swim At Greens Pool Denmark
Greens Pool Denmark has hit the big time, quite literally it is “insta-famous”. However, this gorgeous natural swimming pool has been a favourite for many years and deservedly so. In summer, the natural pool at Green’s Pool is sheltered from the south coast winds and is one of the best places to swim. Just a hint, because Greens Pool is always packed in summer… the locals head to Madfish Bay for a less crowded experience. We also like Waterfall beach though it is not good for swimming.
Explore Elephant Rocks
Elephant Rocks Denmark are quite literally a photographer’s dream. All year around the rocks that look like a herd of elephants is a fun place to explore with kids. We love rock climbing around there, looking for animals in the rock pools and of course escaping from the rowdy elephants.
And don’t just take our word for it, well-known Australian family travel experts Y Travel Blog loved it too. Check out their review here.
The Denmark Animal Farm
Formerly known as the Denmark Alpaca Farm this place is one of our children’s favorite places in the whole world! (YES – world!) they love feeding the kangaroos and alpacas, petting the rabbits and guinea pigs and generally being in a small farm environment. Definitely visit the Denmark Alpaca Farm around at feeding time – 3pm- for a chance to bottle feed baby lambs, goats or calves. 100% little kid recommended and our kids pick for the best activity in Denmark with kids.
Explore The Denmark River Area
The Denmark River provides a wonderful centerpiece of this cute little town, and lots of activities to keep families with kids entertained. For younger kids, there is a decent playground in the center of town (opposite the pub), and all ages love the Kwoorabup Community Park which encourages you to engage with nature. For older kids, a bicycle ride along the river to the Denmark river mouthwill be a fun outing while adults enjoy the deep reflections and views. Yes the River offers is one of the best Denmark WA attractions – and it is free! For a fee, you can hire a canoe and paddle down to the inlet and back.
Denmark is Delicious!
Denmark WA wineries… are awesome
While not as well-known as Margaret River Denmark has been a major wine producing area of Western Australia for over 30 years and has some excellent wineries to enjoy! If you are into wines look up Gr
eat Southern Wine Region and you will discover a whole new world of fresh, exciting wines. But I digress… if you are looking for Denmark Wa wineries, we love the Scotsdale Scenic drive which loops you around at the back of Denmark with beautiful farm scenery, local produce, galleries and of course wineries to explore.
However, if you are visiting Denmark WA with kids, Boston Brewery (and Willoughby Park Winery) is a winner on all fronts; great brews, large meals, and a fun kids playground. Frequently over the weekend in summer there are bands playing and the kid’s playground is conveniently located right next to vines and a chilled out table area.
Denmark has not one but TWO great places to eat ice-cream! And what a better way to finish a summer’s day after either a visit to Greens Pool or another beach inWilliam Bay National Park ?
Bartholomew’s Meadery has been in Denmark before it was a popular destination, and their product is uniquely Denmark… their hives are kept in the most pristine forests and natural bush land of the south-west, providing unique flavors. Better still, adhere to organic guidelines. Our kids LOVE the glass beehive where you can spot the queen and of course we all love the Ice-cream and get a pot of honey to take home.
Just down the road from the Meadery, The Giant Cone has seriously big (and quite expensive) ice cream cones that mix fresh fruits and ice-cream and almost suffice for a whole meal. Located in the Denmark Toffee Factory, Elephant Rocks Cidery, and the“A bit on the side” gourmet sources and preserves there is plenty to keep you entertained. Not to mention a fun cubby house and Denmark Soccer Mini Golf.
Shopping in Denmark WA
Enjoy The Thrill Of Browsing In An Old Fashioned Book Shop
When this mumma was a kid it was the ultimate luxury to buy a new book. We would at first browse the hallowed shelves before turning the precious pages. In Denmark, you can have this experience and better, and old-fashioned bookshelf with a coffee shop at the back. Just a wonderful place to step back in time.
Go Tip Shopping
No, we are not encouraging consumerism. However, Denmark is blessed with one of the most awesome Tip Shops on earth! Like the popular “Op Shop” (Opportunity or Thrift Shop) the tip shop, which is run by Greenskills, this place is filled with so much good quality second-hand stuff your mind boggles. And, it is all offered at very low prices. We’ve left here with garbage bags of clothes before and every time we visit Denmark this is on the list of stops!
Denmark Arts Markets
With a thriving art scene and plenty of creative local folk, the Denmark Arts Markets are a great day out; with live music and a boho hippy feel, you can kick back and feel the vibe. Or get in some shopping for some ingeniously made local products that more often than not are organic and natural. Held monthly over the summer through to Easter (contact the Tourist Bureau for exact dates).
One of the best things to do in Denmark WA is enjoy the beautiful forest by doing a bushwalk. These are a couple of the most family friendly ones:
Denmark Maze is very simple but a lovely walk for littlies who enjoy the nooks and crannies created by this maze.
Harewood Forest walk is a lovely 600-meter walk (EG, doable with small kids) among a regenerated Karri forest, logged 100 years ago but now full of life.
Monkey Rock Climb
Described as strenuous (but OK for our 5-year-old) this 1.5 km steep walk to the top of Monkey Rock rewards you with stunning views around the Denmark area.
Mount Lindesay – For Older Kids
Mount Lindesay offers a 9km quite steep return walk to the summit of this granite outcrop. You are rewarded by stunning views and in wildflower season (September) a truly amazing display of colorful wildflowers.
Thrills Adventure Park
This is the only place we haven’t done on the list… but it’s on the ‘next trip’ list for sure. there are just so many things to do in Denmark WA.
Denmark’s Eco-Adventure Park is opened last year and has hydro-orbing, zip lining, and rope swings … we think that there is a lot we would love here and have included it on our list of things to do in Denmark with Kids.
Did we mention that Denmark WA has amazing beaches?
It would be remiss of us to only mention the insta famous Greens Pool and the other beaches in William Bay National Park. There is of course Ocean Beach just out of town which is a great place to learn to surf!!! We also like Lights Beach which is a really attractive beach (and dogs are allowed if you are with your pooch).
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What is the best Denmark WA accommodation for families?
Karri Mia Resort
A long term favourite Karri Mia literally tops the Denmark WA Accommodation options, being located on a high ridge overlooking Wilson inlet and Southern ocean. These roomy chalets are definitely family friendly – and also pet friendly. Some chalets are refurbished, but all are roomy and offer spa baths. Plus, there is plenty of room for the kids to run around. Get the latest prices for the Karri Mia Resort
From the moment you arrive at Karma Chalets and notice the Chalets on stilts nestled amongst the forest, you know you are in for a treat. These cedar chalets have amazing views across to the ocean, and verandahs were local birds come to visit you. For the colder winter months in Denmark WA, you have wood fires and all year round spa bathrooms help you to relax. Just 5 minutes out of town and next door to the gorgeous Forest Hill Winery the Karma Chalets are the perfect location. Get up to date prices for Karma Chalets Denmark.
Denmark WA Farmstay
Misty Valley Country Cottages
If your kids love the farm life, and you have your own pet who is travelling with you then Misty Valley is the perfect Denmark accommodation for you! With fresh baked muffins on arrival, morning animal feedings and farm activities, Misty Valley is the type of place that families return to again and again. The cottages are well appointed for a family stay with a wood fire for chilly winter nights and a balcony with great views. These forest cottages are the type of place you can reconnect with nature and your family, and people wish they had stayed for longer.
Places to eat in Denmark WA
We keep going back to Mrs Jones Cafe for their awesome breakfasts and tasty lunches.
Other things to do around Denmark WA?
We’ve often written about the wonders of Walpole and the Walpole Wilderness area. If you are staying in Denmark for a few days, we strongly recommend putting aside a day or more for a visit to this wonderful nature based destination.
There are lots and lots of (mostly) nature-based attractions around. Check out our post “Things To Do In Walpole Western Australia With Kids“.
A Western Australian icon, don’t miss out on a visit to the Valley of the Giants Tree top Walk. Our top tips to visit is here in our post “Valley Of The Giants WA Tree Top Walk With Kids“.
These are logistics recommendations of how to get the best photos out of a visit to the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk
More Information About Denmark With Kids?
A great place to get local information is always the Denmark Visitor Center.
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