The bushwalking around Honeymoon View is fantastic with short and long walks around the inlet, along the Bibbulmun Track and up Weedon Hill. The inlet is great for a variety of water sports including canoeing, boating, sailing, windsurfing and fishing. Canoeing to and exploring Honeymoon Island is certainly recommended. The area is a haven for forest birds, including many parrots, and water birds, so is ideal for anyone with an interest in birdwatching. Bandicoot and other marsupials can also be seen in the forest from the house.
Aborigines had already inhabited the area for more than 40,000 years when, in 1829, Thomas Braidwood Wilson became the first European to explore the region, naming the local river (called 'Kurrabup' by the indigenous people) in honour of his friend, English naval surgeon Dr Alexander Denmark.
The timber industry has seen many ups and downs over the years but improvements in agriculture and a revival in timber cutting rejuvenated the district in the mid-1980s, supporting new settlers and innovative industries.
The Denmark wine region offers delightful premium wines, from vineyards set amidst the area's natural beauty.
The fine, high quality local wines have distinct, recognisable, regional characteristics, with the gentle summer temperatures and higher winter rainfall being particularly suited to Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Merlot.
There are around 14 cellar door operations, with a variety of associated attractions including gardens, picnic areas, barbecue facilities and restaurants.
Some people believe that there is an 'art magnet' hidden somewhere in Denmark, because of the number and quality of artisans and galleries in the area.
There are people working in clay, woodturning, wood carving and sculpting, furniture making, leadlighting, glass fusing, watercolours, oils and acrylics, metalwork, quilting, chainsaw sculpting, bead and jewellery making, textiles, mosaics, photography ... and just about anything else you can think of!
The most famous park in the district has to be the Valley of the Giants featuring the famous Tree Top Walk, a 600 metre walkway through the canopy of an ancient red tingle forest, while the ground level Ancient Empire introduces you to veteran trees up to 16 metres in circumference.
But there are plenty of others to choose from including:
Come and see the action in the glass beehive. Bees - these industrious little creatures produce many delicious, healing and useful substances. At Bartholomews Meadery you will discover many wonderful products made by the bees, including finest quality, unprocessed honey, propolis (a natural antibiotic), beepollen, beeswax and royal jelly products
Wander around the orchard and taste delicious berries fresh from the vine and marvel at the spectacular views over forest and farmland to imposing Mt Lindesay. See the kangaroos and joeys that come to visit in the morning and late afternoon.
See our production processes through the viewing window and savour our many varieties of cheese, including soft camembert, soft brie, plain and herb fetta, blue cheese, cummin flavour hard cheese, plain hard cheese and baked ricotta. Cheese platters available all day with wine.
Visitors can take a free tour, shop in Mt Romance's magnificent international showroom, wine, dine or snack in the Café Sultan, sample special Sandalwood infused wines and, as a very special treat, book and spend an hour in 'The Cone, the Gong and The Bowl' - a very unique relaxation experience found only at the Sandalwood Factory.
Pentland Alpaca Stud and Animal Farm is a hands-on animal farm and wildlife park where you can pat, cuddle and feed a huge range of friendly and interesting animals including Koalas. The Alpaca boutique has alpaca fleece and yarn and hundreds of exquisite alpaca garments, from beanies to jumpers. A kiosk is open all year with the café open during school holidays and for group bookings. There is also a shady picnic area with gas BBQs. There are lovely gardens to walk amongst, lawns to relax on and forest and ocean views.
Toffee made with the finest ingredients in the traditional English manner from a timeless family recipe, adapted only to suit the Australian climate. Visitors can view the toffee making process daily and then, of course, sample the goodies. The products are available in a range of flavours, in varying quantities and styles of packaging, designed either to take home as the perfect gift or to eat now.
Thurlby Herb Farm grow herbs, produce quality soaps and handcraft a large range of exclusive products. The display herb gardens provide a beautiful setting for visitors to stroll through or view as they enjoy exotic culinary delights from the café.
Motor boats, canoes, paddleboats and aquabikes for hire. Entertainment for family and friends, includes lifejackets for all ages, from babies to adults, instruction on how to use the craft and river safety, supervision of paddleboats and aquabikes.
Visit the Jassi workshop, where we make quality, cosy ugg boots, slippers and hats, and see our cute and cuddly native Australian animals and birds - all made from the finest sheepskin.
The Bird and Reptile Discovery Centre is a unique place in Western Australia's spectacular Southern Forests, situated 10 minutes drive away from the Tree Top Walk. Set in an enchanting parkland vista you are able to experience a hands-on, minds-on, interactive eco-adventure into the world of birds and reptiles while relaxing in the landscaped picnic and barbeque areas.