Where to stay

Take a look at these places to stay when planning your next visit to Australia’s South West.

Eagle’s Nest Ocean Lookout

Stay at this eco friendly chalet for a forest, sea change get away in Ocean Beach Denmark

Denmark Forest Retreat

These cottages amongst the trees are the perfect place to experience all Denmark has to offer.

Cape Howe Cottages

Private cottages nestled in pristine bushland midway between Albany and Denmark.

Pelicans At Denmark

A unique tree house getaway in Denmark, alongside the Wilson Inlet.

Karma Chalets

Hillside cedar chalets in the heart of Denmark.

The Cove Chalets

5 craftsman-built chalets on the Wilson Inlet near Denmark.

Denmark is a charming town located on the banks of the beautiful Denmark River and surrounded by a striking natural backdrop of native woodland, green farmland and the rugged south coast. The area’s attractive scenery and serenity are a drawcard and inspiration for artists and culturally minded retirees, which has resulted in a thriving arts community. Creative and artistic expression is a defining trait of the community.

Guests can stroll local galleries and meet the makers of furniture, pottery, glass, sculptures, paintings and even jigsaws. A must-stop is the Butter Factory Studios, located in the character-filled Old Butter Factory. As well as being home to six artists working in a variety of media, the building is an open workspace and gallery, and often hosts life drawing sessions, workshops and exhibitions by guest artists.

Food and wine trails

You can easily spend a day (or two) sipping your way through the region’s cellar doors. Dotted throughout the picturesque hills behind the town you’ll find several boutique wineries producing superb semillon sauvignon blanc and bold shiraz, among other varieties.

Follow the routes of the early timber cutters on the 34-kilometre Scotsdale Tourist Drive or take the Mount Shadforth Scenic Drive. Both trails will provide plenty of photo opportunities and take you past several cellar doors and a range of gourmet food producers.


Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

Wildflower Season

01 August 2023 - 30 November 2023
Witness an explosion of colour during spring, set against the stunning natural scenery of the South West.


Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

Southern Art and Craft Trail

23 September 2023 - 08 October 2023
Discover over 70 exhibitions and open studios showcasing visual arts and crafts.


Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

Taste Great Southern

02 - 12 May 2024
The heart of Western Australian food and wine – taste the amazing flavours of the Great Southern.

Things to Do

Looking for some inspiration on what to do in the South West? Here are some of our top picks!

The Dam

An idyllic farming estate home to The Dam, a distillery and seasonally inspired restaurant.

The Lake House Denmark

Browse this gourmet store with premium wines in Denmark.

Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk

Walk amongst giants for a birds-eye view of an ancient empire.

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What brings you here

Lost & Found Festival

7-10 September

Bunbury & surrounds

Margaret River Region

Open Studios

9-24 September

12 Days

The South West Edge

Road Trip