FAQs

Caravan and Camping

Q Where can we fill up with fresh drinking water?

A A potable water resource is located at the Denmark Visitor Centre. 

Q Is there free camping in Denmark?

A No, we have a number of very good caravan/holiday/camping parks in and around Denmark. Visit the accommodation section of this website or phone (08) 9848 2055 for booking information. Other sites include Parry Beach located west of Denmark (fee charged), Cosy Corner and Shelleys Beach located east of Denmark within a National Park (fee charged). Please note that camping in car parks and road stops is not permitted in Denmark Shire. 

Can I book Parry's Beach campground?

A No, bush-style camping is available at Parry Beach on a first-come-first-served basis. Bookings cannot be made in advance. If there is availability upon your arrival at the site you can stay for a maximum of 3 weeks. A caretaker will collect a fee $10 for 2 people ($5 per additional adult and $2 per school age child) daily. Facilities include a solar hot water shower, toilets and BBQ facilities. Dogs on leads are permitted.

Is there a dump Point in Denmark?

There is a free dump point at Peaceful Bay day-use-area and at the Denmark Visitor Centre. 

Denmark

Where does the name Denmark come from?

A The first explorer to this area (1829), Dr Thomas Wilson named the Denmark River after his mentor and friend, Dr Alexander Denmark, a Royal Naval Surgeon.

Is Denmark on the coast?

A Denmark town is situated 10kms from the coastline. Denmark is in the top six regions (globally) 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. 

Q When is whale watching season?

A Whale watching season begins in late May and continues until early October. Each year the southern coastline is home to hundreds of humpback and southern right whales that head into our sheltered bays for calving and mating. While they often can be seen from lookouts along the coast, the best way to see them is onboard a dedicated Whale Watching Tour. Click here for more information. 

Q Can I visit the Denmark windfarm?

A Yes, via pedestrian access only. The windfarm is accessible from Ocean Beach Road. This area, known as Wilson Head, boasts spectacular panoramic views of the coast. 


Dogs in Denmark

Where can I walk my dog?

A Annie Harrison Park, Mokare Heritage Trail (Denmark River) and the Nornalup Rail Trail. Dog friendly beaches include Lights Beach (eastern side), Prawn Rock Channel (sand island in Wilson Inlet near Ocean Beach) and Parry's Beach. Please ask the Denmark Visitor Centre for directions. Please note that dogs are not permitted in National Parks, including Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks in William Bay National Park; and the Tree Top Walk. 

Please ensure that your dog is on a leash when in town; take a doggy bag with you and clean up after your dog at all times

Q Are there dog boarding kennels in Denmark?

A Yes, Tacita Kennels (9840 9350).  Bookings must be made in advance.

Q Is there dog friendly accommodation available in Denmark?

Yes, please contact a Denmark Visitor Centre Officer for more information on 9848 2055.