Immerse yourself in the beauty of Denmark

Distance from Perth: 405km (4 hours 49 minutes)

Known for: Elephant rocks. Natural pools. Gourmet food and wine.

Denmark – no, not the one in Europe, Denmark Western Australia. Home to the famous Greens Pool (named South-Pacific’s 4th Best Beach by TripAdvisor in 2022), and nearby Elephant Rocks – protected bays of peppermint-tinged waters framed by huge boulders.

Denmark is also full with fresh produce and cellar doors. Be sure to sample the gourmet producers and cellar doors along Scotsdale Tourist Drive and Mount Shadforth Scenic Drive.

A woman sits on a rug enjoying a picnic on giant boulders facing the ocean
Picnic at Elephant Rocks, Denmark

Greens Pool

You’ll find Greens Pool in William Bay National Park, just twenty minutes from Denmark. A hop, a skip and a jump down the short walking track and you’ll reach your reward: postcard-perfect views that are even prettier in three dimensions. Thanks to a shore-break of smooth boulders, this shallow-bottomed body of water is protected by the ocean’s normal current, creating a giant natural pool of water in hues of pastel peppermint. Join the locals and kick out a few morning laps across its top, or make do with a splash in the shallows and relax on the flat, sun-warmed rocks. Local tip: small multi-coloured coral communities have sprung up underwater around the base of the boulders; pack your snorkel for a close-up look.

Elephant Rocks

A stone’s throw from Greens Pool, the peppermint-tinged waters at Elephant Rocks in Denmark juxta positioned with the giant boulders will give you another vibe entirely. Here, humongous rock formations resemble the world's largest land mammals; giving the coastal gem it’s name.

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