Our guide to things to see and do in Denmark and Albany
Winter is a great time to visit the Great Southern. The wood fires are burning to keep everything toasty and warm inside, it’s green and lush everywhere and yes swimming is still an option. Think cold water therapy! If you haven’t visited Denmark or Albany during our colder months, do yourself a favour and come on down and have a look around and explore some of our favourite places to see and visit:
Visit the wineries and sample cool climate wines
For obvious reasons this is top of our list. Doing the wine trail and tasting your way through the many cellar doors the Great Southern offers. Our cellar door and tasting room in The Shed is open everyday from 10am to 5pm, no bookings required. For a more intimate wine tasting experience why not book a seated wine tasting. Learn about The Lake House history and our wines. Book here for a seated wine tasting experience.
Discover Nature Untouched at the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk
Located 15 minutes from Walpole, the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk offers an absolutely magical experience perfect for young and old. Suspended a giddy 40m above ground, the park’s wheelchair-friendly bridge will guide you through the treetops of an ancient tingle tree forest, while on the forest floor you’ll find large tree trunks (some big enough that they could house a car).
Explore Greens Pool
Famous for its turquoise green waters, Greens Pool is a must-visit beach in Denmark and should be on your bucket list. It’s a spectacular part of the coast that offers a spectacular view (even in winter), a beautiful beach and swimming area. And if you are game it has great snorkelling to see the unique seascape or its just as fun clamouring over the rocks and exploring. You can also explore Madfish Bay and Elephant Rocks while you are there.
Try and find the Denmark River Fairy Doors
A fun thing in Denmark to do along the river. It’s a great way to get out and about, get some exercise and fresh air. At least 12 Denmark River Fairy Doors can be found along the Mokare Heritage Trail. The first one can be found near the main Denmark bridge on Albany side and is situated every few minutes, 4 minutes or less until the last one situated at the start of the river mouth.You can try to find them on your own, which might be a bit hard, or you can use the app what3words, which will lead to their location, within 3 to 6 square metres, all can be easily viewed close to the pathway. It’s a great way to spend some time in nature, it’s fun and its free!
Albany’s Historic Whaling Station
Heading to Albany? Find out just how big a giant sperm whale skeleton is, explore what’s below the deck of the Cheynes IV Ship and learn about Albany’s past as a whaling town at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station. Right around the corner you’ll also find an Australian wildlife park and wildflower garden.
The Gap and Natural Bridge
Another Albany must-do, The Gap and Natural Bridge in Albany showcase the raw might and power of the Southern Ocean as it crashes into some of WA’s most unique topography. Safely watch the surging sea roar 40m below you from The Gap’s viewing platform, which hangs over the attraction’s coastal granite cliff.
Our to-do list got you hankering for that winter escape? School holidays get busy down in Denmark, so don’t forget to book lunch by the lake so you don’t miss out on a great day out. Or check out these other fun and inspiring things to do in Denmark and Albany while you are here. Happy exploring!