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Driving from Denmark to Walpole

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Published July 5th 2013
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The drive from Denmark to Walpole is 65km in length and will take you approximately 50 minutes along the South Coast Highway. There are plenty of interesting things to see along the way and here is a complete list of what you can find.

1. William Bay National Park

Just outside Denmark is William Bay National Park which has many natural attractions. Turn left onto William Bay Road and follow the road to the end. This will take you to Waterfall Beach. As the name suggests, it is a beach with its own little waterfall. The drop is only a couple of metres but it is pretty enough to see, listen to and splash in while you are at the beach.

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Waterfall Beach

As you get back onto the main road, it will lead you to Madfish Bay. There is a small beach area and plenty of rocks to fish off.

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Beach fishing

Back tracking further along William Bay Road, you will find Elephant Rocks. Surprisingly these granite boulders actually do look like a herd of elephants. Follow the wooden staircase down to Elephant Cove and you find yourself on ground level between two large boulders. Depending on the tide level, water from the Southern Ocean will tumble its way between the rocks. Quite a claustrophobic feeling.

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Elephant Rocks

From Elephant Rocks you can walk along the path to see Greens Pool. It's the best beach in Denmark with sparkling clear waters and sheltered swimming areas.

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Greens Pool

2. Parry's Beach

Parry's Beach is a camping area which has BBQs for use in the main carpark. Take the 4WD for a careful drive along the beach for some beach fishing, swimming or playing in the sand.

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Parry's Beach

3. Old Kent River Wines

If you're hungry or thirsty this is a great place to stop to have a break. The café offers a range of foods. If you're not that hungry it's worth the stop just to take a photo with the giant marron outside the café.

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Things are bigger in the deep south

4. Dinosaur World Bird and Reptile Park

Located on Bandit Road off the South Coast Highway is a collection of dinosaur skeletons including the only one of a T-Rex within Australia. The Bird and Reptile Park also has interactive exhibits. Check website for opening times and admission costs.

5. Animal spotting

As well as the normal wildlife that you see when driving - kangaroos, eagles, emus - have a go at spotting some deer and some belted cows. We found both in paddocks and were especially impressed with the cows which look like a cross between a cow and a sheep.

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The cutest cows

6. Peaceful Bay

A few kilometres inland from the main road is the settlement of Peaceful Bay. Here you will find some sheltered waters that are perfect for swimming and fishing. There is a caravan park and many houses with interesting names. See if you can find them all.

7. Conspicuous Cliffs

There are three lookouts at the cliffs and it is worth the uphill walk to the one at the very top. This is the perfect spot for whale watching between May and December. Follow the boardwalk down to the beach for a gentle stroll along the sand.

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Conspicuous Cliffs

8. Frankland River, Nornalup

Stop for break at Nornalup which is along the Frankland River. Drop a line in the calm waters or just go for a walk along the river and take some photos.

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Frankland River

The drive between the two towns is short but there are so many things to see in between. Stop and have a look at one or a few of these places to make your trip between Denmark and Walpole a whole lot more interesting.
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Why? A beautiful drive along the south coast of WA
Where: Between Denmark and Walpole
Cost: Mostly free; there are admission fees at the Dinosaur Museum
Your Comment
Denmark is the most beautiful place in the world I would easily come and live in Denmark if my lovely husband would come n live there too at least I get to get my once a year holiday in Denmark or I would go crazy without it people have their bali I have my Denmark it is the best piece of paradise in th world .
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The cows are called Belted Galloways
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