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'Where the forest meets the sea'
Paddleboats and canoes on the Denmark River


    Fishing: beach, estuary, off-shore and river fishing are all available. The beach fishing can be from the sand or off many of the rocks adjacent to deeper water. Extra care needs to be taken as large swells in the Southern Ocean leead to the occasional wave larger than usual. These sweep in and crash onto the rocks catching the careless and unwary.

    Fishing spots

    Swimming in coastal pools, ocean beaches or Prawn Rock channel.

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    Prawn Rock channel towards Caravan Park.
    Prawn Rock channel towards the ocean.

    Surfing at a number of beaches including Ocean Beach.

    Hang gliding from the spectacular ramp in the West Cape Howe National Park.

    Bowling at the excellent greens of the Denmark Bowling Club alongside the Denmark River. The clubhouse was originally the Railway Station. It was moved to its present site and extended after the closure of the railway line in the 1950's.

    Golf can be enjoyed on the scenic,18 hole course to the east of town. Here you can be prepared to share the fairways with the large resident population of western grey kangaroos.

    Tennis can be enjoyed on the courts adjacent to the Country Club building as well as at the Scotsdale Tennis Club out on Scotsdale Road.

    Skateboarding enthusiasts are catered for with a facility on the old tennis courts alongside the river.

    Basketball, indoor cricket, badminton, netball, weights, aerobics and indoor hockey are among the sports played at the Recreation Centre.

    Walking is catered for on many tracks and paths in and around the town. A loop commences at the traffic bridge, goes down the western bank to the old railway bridge where it can be followed back along the eastern bank to the traffic bridge. From the railway bridge there is a longer walk, with shelters, east along the old railway line to Rudyard Beach to the east of town.

    Commencing at the foot of Barnett Street is a walk through a variety of vegetations ending at the Wilson Inlet near the river mouth.

    Other walks include sections of the Bibbulmun Track (begins Kalamunda and ends Albany) taking in coastal heath, karri forest, jarrah/marri woodland as well as inlet edges.

    Ornithologists can revel in the variety of birds (160 species) from ocean wanderers to secretive woodland dwellers.

    Boating enthusiasts can launch their craft into inlets, rivers and ocean waters.

    Campers can erect a tent in the official camp sites in forest areas as well as the eight caravan and camping parks in the Denmark Shire.

    Railway enthusiasts can walk and drive along miles of closed lines from both the turn of the century and mid 1900's. Some of the line constructed in the 1920's includes 'tunnels' (large culverts through massive embankments) built to allow creeks to pass under the line. Springdale is easily accessible from the old railway walk trail. There are also several of the old timber bridges and concrete pylons remaining.

    Horseriders can hire horses from several properties.

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