Denmark is a declared a biodiversity hotspot. Biodiversity Hotspots are the richest and most threatened reservoirs of plant and animal life on earth.
Denmark and the Great Southern is part of the Great South West Edge, one of Australia's recognised National Landscapes and an area of intense biodiversity. Nature has been flaunting her beauty here for millions of years. It is also home to places of cultural, natural and spiritual significance. Explore pristine beaches, geological wonders, wildflowers, ancient forests, rugged mountain ranges and vast national parks. Hike, climb, camp, canoe and connect to living culture and commune with wildlife. This region is nature's gift to the global experience seeker.
Denmark is one of the world's most important biodiversity hotspots possessing the richest and most threatened reservoirs of plant and animal life on earth. Denmark is in the top nine habitats for terrestrial (land) biodiversity, with a higher proportion of endemic species than any other equivalent region including birds and many species of marsupial. Denmark is also in the top six for marine biodiversity, containing the most southerly coral reefs in the world due to the offshore Leeuwin Current. The abundance of marine life in the estuaries and coastline attracts dolphins, seals and southern right and humpback whales.
The captivating contrasts between land and sea make this region a truly unique destination.
Denmark and the surrounding region are home to over 14 national parks and numerous nature reserves, including iconic William Bay National Park, home to Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks; the Valley of the Giants, home to the Tree Top Walk; and West Cape Howe, the southern most point of Western Australia. Visit our National Parks page for a detailed list of the region's conservation areas.
Beaches and Coastline
Denmark boasts 100kms of spectacular coastline, beautiful beaches, rugged rocks, rock pools and headlands waiting to be explored. Discover Denmark's magnificent coastline by car or stroll along one of the many tracks and trails. Visit our Beaches and Coastline page for a list of great beaches and fantastic fishing spots.
Denmark possesses a higher proportion of endemic species than any other equivalent region. Though only covering 5% of the Australian land mass, this area has an estimated 8,000 plant species - more than one-third of Australia's known flowering plants. Of these, 75% of the plants discovered so far are endemic and around 20% are yet to be scientifically described. Visit our Wildflowers page for more information about wildflower tours and locations.
Tree Top Walk
Denmark is home to the Valley of the Giants. The giant tingle trees that grow here are found nowhere else on earth. A world renowned attraction, the Tree Top Walk is a spectacular lightweight suspension bridge that soars 40 metres above the tingle foliage, before descending to the Ancient Empire Walk at the base of the trees. The interpretive centre features interactive displays.