Fish and ChipsPExploring West of Denmark including The Valley of The Giants.

William Bay National Park (Greens Pool, Elephant Rocks, Madfish and Waterfall Beaches) is now closed to allow for construction works to take place safely and in a timely manner during favourable weather conditions.

Works will include the sealing of Madfish Bay Road and Madfish Bay car park, the development of more than 75 new parking bays, the construction of three new toilet blocks and an upgrade of all existing facilities within the footprint of existing roads and car parks.

The works are expected to be completed by the end of June 2020.

We have created this handy guide, so business owners and visitors alike are aware of all of the fantastic places and things to do as an alternative to William Bay National Park, when venturing west of Denmark. We are so blessed to have so many sensational options!

This trail takes you along our exciting coastline and through the heart of Tingle and Karri environment where you will discover a vast array of local wines, fresh produce and home-cooked gourmet delights.

Heading out of town on South Coast Highway towards Walpole, the first stop is  Peaceful Bay, where you can cool off with a swim, a spot of fishing or just soak up the stunning views….You may even spot some seals or dolphins in the bay!  Fish and Chips at the Peaceful Bay Caravan Park  is a must do for lunch or alternatively, you can  stop in at Bow Bridge Roadhouse for  their  homemade burgers, sausage rolls and cakes.

You can also visit Denmark Chocolate CompanyBartholomew’s Meadery or Denmark Good Food Factory on the way and experience some of Denmark’s finest local produce!

After lunch, keep heading west on South Coast Highway and follow the signs, which will take you to Valley of the Giants Road. This will lead you through the towering karri and red tingle forest to the world famous Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk. The walkway climbs very gently to a height of 40 metres and is suitable for the elderly and disabled. Don’t miss the Ancient Empire walk, which meanders around and through a grove of veteran red tingle trees.

Next on your tour is Valley of the Giants Wines and Olives where you will of course find wines and olives as well as olive oil, olive soap, coffee, art and orchard fruit and jams.

On your return to Denmark you might like to stop in to Moombaki Wines which is a Halliday 5 Red Star rated winery, highly regarded for producing Chardonnay, Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz and Malbec. Don’t forget about Jassi Leatherworks before you head back to Denmark. This is the home of the highly regarded Jassi Ugg Boots and other leather products made on site.

To top off an amazing day, why not stop into Forest Hill Winery to have a wine tasting, enjoy the magical views, then experience a sensational meal prepared by Silas Masih at Pepper and Salt restaurant which is inside the Forest Hill Winery. A mix of traditional Fijian and Australian cuisine, you’ll find a mingling of warm, exotic spice and local produce on the menu.

 

Alternative beaches to William Bay National Park are; Ocean BeachLights Beach, Peaceful BayParry BeachBoat Harbour (4 WD only)Conspicuous Beach

If you wish to stay west of Denmark you have many options from camping to luxury homes;

Cinnamon Coloured Farm Stay,

Karma Chalets,

Houseboat Holidays,

Parry Beach Breaks, 

Parryville Challets,

Parry Beach Campsite,

Peaceful Bay Caravan Park

Tree Elle Retreat

William Bay Cottages,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Pic: Irwin Inlet at Peaceful Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Caren Blair