Thriving Denmark

 

The township of Denmark was first established around 1895 as primarily a timber mill town but as the years passed the timber industry waned, so fruit and vegetable growing, beef and dairy farming and fishing became the basis of Denmark’s main economy. Today Denmark’s mainstay is tourism and many award winning wineries.

 

Denmark’s population has increased from approximately 1,300 in 1993 to its present level of just over 5,000. Due to Denmark becoming more popular every year with new tourists from Australia and overseas and visitors revisiting, the town now regularly experiences a shortage of holiday accommodation at different times of the year

 

For wine and food lovers Denmark holds a special place as some of Australia’s award winning vineyards are located in and around the town, as well as great restaurants all proud to be sourcing local products. Annually the Great Southern Taste Festival is held and just gets bigger every year.

First established in 1981 the Denmark Markets have become a showcase for Denmark's craftspeople, entertainers and arts community. Held only four times a year it now attracts a great array of stalls and provides free entertainment throughout the day to over 8,000 visitors each year.  The Denmark Markets aims to provide an outlet for regional craft, art and performing arts in a village atmosphere. The stalls are an essential part of the Market Day, with handcrafted, innovative designs encouraged.

There are a multitude of activities for all ages available throughout the area, including;

 

  • bush & beach walking (The Bibbulmun Track )

  • bike riding

  • scenic drives

  • swimming

  • fishing

  • surfing

  • skin diving

  • sailing

  • canoeing.


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