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Aiyana Wellness Spa

Enjoy quality ‘you’ time with an expert massage in a beautiful and tranquil setting: relax, unwind and restore.

  • Activity:Day Spas

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,School holidays

Description

Aiyana Massage Centre provides the perfect complement to your Denmark stay. Aiyana offers the most sought after massage in Great Southern, so book without delay to ensure your desired appointment. Discerning locals and holiday-makers alike chose the Aiyana Massage Centre. We have 2 treatment rooms, so couples can be treated at the same time. Pamper yourself and a loved one with one of our luxurious treatments.

Albany Entertainment Centre

The Albany Entertainment Centre is a state of the art performing arts and convention centre with a stunning waterfront location like no other in regional Western Australia.

  • Activity:Entertainment Centre
  • Type:Entertainment Venues

Details

Description

The Albany Entertainment Centre is a state of the art performing arts and convention centre with a stunning waterfront location like no other in regional Western Australia.

The centrepiece of the Albany Entertainment Centre is the Princess Royal Theatre, a magnificent 620 seat proscenium arch theatre. The stalls seat 480, and the circle 140. With a proscenium arch opening of 12m, flying facilities, orchestra pit, and cutting edge theatre lighting and audio systems, this venue is capable of presenting a broad range of events.

The Kalyenup Studio is a flexible space accommodating up to 200 people, capable of hosting intimate classical concerts to corporate dinners. With a floor area of 14m x 14m and a 7m high ceiling this versatile area can be divided into two acoustically separate rooms for breakout meetings or to simply create a more intimate conference space.

The Hanover Room is an elegant function space with spectacular views of Princess Royal Harbour. The room is ideal for board meetings or conferences seating up to 20 people or cocktail functions for up to 60. 

Albany Farmers Markets

The Markets' philosophy is to provide producers in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia with a regular weekly direct outlet for their product.

  • Open days/Times:Sat 8am-12pm
  • Activity:Farmer's Markets,Food & Drink

Details

Description

 

This area is rich in its diversity of farming, but, prior to the market, the majority of product was marketed through Perth (409kms away to the North). Local customers were unable to source direct much of the produce produced in the area.

The establishment of the market on a weekly basis provides producers with a direct outlet for the product and the customer has the choice of fresh, local, seasonal product. This has brought about immense benefits for the producer and customer. No longer is product trucked great distances at great expense, as well as incurring environmental pollution and packaging expenses. Product does not have to have to be picked early to ensure an extended shelf life. For example, tomatoes and strawberries are left longer to "vine-ripen" and are picked and sold at their peak of condition to the consumer. This applies to all product in the market and this has been a key factor in the enthusiasm that the community has embraced the market.

The weekly market is now a colourful and vibrant occasion attracting a wide range of customers from the region.. Its benefits have been to re-energise and focus producers on the quality and variety of their product. The customers not only now enjoy a huge range of vegetables, fruits, farmed meats, seafood and much more each week. They know its provenance and have returned to the seasonality of farming. Genuine excitement fills the market when the first of a new season product appears such as Asparagus, Avocados, Raspberries or Cherries.

Every week the market creates its own synergy between producers and customers. It buzzes with laden shoppers, bags and shopping trolleys rescued from the back of the shed and now put into service again. It is a social event for many, the catching up, the chatter and genuine good nature is evident all morning. It is an uplifting community experience, brought about by the simple sharing of being able to choose first class fresh food. Customers now talk with pride and ownership about "their market" and promote its value to friends and visitors. The ultimate accolade!

We hope that one day you will visit the Albany Farmers Market and experience it for yourself

 

Albany Silo Art

In Albany, acclaimed Brooklyn-based street art duo Yok & Sheryo created the fourth mural in FORM’s PUBLIC Silo Trail over 17 days of painting and after 180 litres of paint.

  • Activity:Art & Craft

Details

  • SCOOP ADMIN ONLY:FORM

Description

Taking inspiration from two species of seahorse found in the coastal waters of South-Western Australia, the Ruby Seadragon and its leafy cousin, the 35 metre high and 50 metre wide mural now sits proudly across the giant silos at CBH group’s Albany Grain Terminal.

The project was created in March 2018.

Albany Walking Holidays

The Ultimate Albany Experience. Self-guided walking packages along our stunning coast and through diverse unique landscapes. Wildflowers, history, wineries, whales and much more.

  • Course Duration:Varied
  • Suited For:Families
  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Bush Walking

Details

  • Tour Capacity:Varied

Description

Be immersed in Albany's unique South Coast environment and revel in all that the region has to offer with its rugged coastline, spectacular panoramas of oceans, islands and mountains, the gentle meandering Kalgan River and the giant Karris of the Porongurups. Be amazed with Albany's rich history as WA's first settlement and the birthplace of the ANZAC tradition.

Our 10-16km walks will have you encountering our diverse and rich natural environment along with our history, great cafes and wineries, whales and wildflowers. You will experience a wide variety of terrains from rugged bush tracks and coastal trails, sandy beaches to paved walkways. Inclines vary but all can be done with a moderate degree of fitness and agility. 

We do all the work for you - book your B&B accommodation, tailor a 3 - 7day walking package that suits your interests and transport you to and from your walks as required. Our easy to follow self-guided notes allow you to take the day at your own pace with your friends and family. (Min 2 people). Stay at the same accommodation for your entire stay so unpack and settle in.

Albany Whale Tours

Spectacular, adventurous, exciting. Sail-A-Way, a motor/sailing catamaran, friendly knowledgeable skipper and crew, complimentary cream teas. Best value on the south coast. Not to be missed.

  • Tour Duration:3 hours
  • Tour Price:Starting at $90.
  • Suited For:Families
  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Whale Watching

Details

Description

Albany Whale Tours offers whale watching tours in winter - June to early October, and Summer Splash scenic tours and Twilight cruises in summer - January to April, as well as making Sail-A-Way available for private functions and charter.  Delicious food is complimentary on all public tours and we cater for special dietary needs such as gluten free, vegetarian and halal. 

Bald Head Walk

The bush walk provides views of the stunning coastal lines of Flinders Peninsula and you are rewarded with a breathtaking view of the seaside at the end of the track.

  • Suited For:Families
  • Activity:Bush Walking
  • Type:Sites & Trails

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays

Description

Hardcore bushwalkers will enjoy this strenuous 16km return walk over Isthmus Hill and Limestone Head, finishing at Bald Head in the Torndirrup National Park (fees apply). The terrain is steep and difficult in parts, but the coastal views are excellent. Fishing is permitted at Bald Head, the eastern extremity of the park. The bush walk provides views of the stunning coastal lines of Flinders Peninsula and you are also rewarded with a breathtaking view of the seaside at the end of the track.

 

 

Banksia Farm

  • (08) 9851 1770

The world's only collection of all 76 Banksia species.

  • Suited For:Families
  • Activity:Flower Farm
  • Open days/Times:Appointment only

Details

Description

Located in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia — where visitors eager to see the best and brightest of the state’s annual wildflower season flock each year — Mount Barker district is home to a remarkable variety of banksia species. 

But once Kathy and Kevin, the owners of the estate, turned 70 last year, they closed the garden to general public visitation. House guests and study group members can still access tours by appointment.

 

Bushfood Factory and Cafe

Activate your taste buds and learn about Australian natural food sensations. The Bushfood Factory and Café, a tourist attraction “par excellence”

  • Type:Tours
  • Suited For:Families,Seniors,Wheelchairs
  • Activity:Food & Drink

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays

Description

This is without doubt the most exciting food experience in Western Australia and will be remembered as the attraction not to be missed. This unique jewel encompasses all aspects of Australian native food herbs and fruits, from the plantation to the table.
 
As a visitor, you will be overwhelmed by the extensive product range created with these bushfoods. All your senses will be put to contribution whilst participating in a guided tour or enjoying an innovative modern cuisine featuring these amazing Australian food marvels.

Busy Blue Bus

Busy Blue Bus operates a fleet of over 50 buses in Albany and Esperance.

  • Type:Tours

Details

  • Tour Locations:Albany and Esperance

Description

We provide quality transport services to locals, visitors and school students across Western Australia, with a strong focus on the Amazing South Coast.  We offer a variety of transport and tourism services for any size group and are committed to making the journey as enjoyable as the final destination. All of our services can be tailored to the specific requirements of your group.

Cooladerra Farm Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Cooladerra Farm grows and processes Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Frankland River, in the gorgeous Great Southern Region of Western Australia.

  • Activity:Olive Oil Producer

Details

Description

Cooladerra Farm Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is locally owned, grown and processed in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia.  It is a "Tuscan Style" olive oil, a balanced blend of olive varieties; the Frantoio, Leccino, Coratina and Pendalino.

Cooladerra Farm olive oil is catagorised as "medium" with regards to the degree of bitterness and pungency.  It has a smooth rich texture, a fruity aroma and an herbaceous, grassy flavour, with a peppery aftertaste that lingers on the palate.

Cooladerra Farm EVOO can be found on many quality Western Australian restaurant menus. From Perth and the Swan Valley to the South West and the Great Southern.

The olive oil is also stored in spotless, stainless steel tanks with the oxygen reserve replaced with nirtogen to prevent oxidization.  The olive oil is then bottle on an as needs basis.  This ensures the olive oil you are buying is the freshest, tastiest and healthiest possible.

You can find Cooladerra Farm Extra Virgin Olive Oil at a number of local gourmet grocers or you can buy directly from us online at www.cooladerrafarm.com.au.

 

 

Denmark Animal Farm

A hands-on animal farm and wildlife park where visitors can feed, pat and get up close to lots of friendly and interesting animals.

  • Suited For:Toddlers (0 - 3),Kids (4 - 12),Families,Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Seniors
  • Open days/Times:Open Daily 10am - 4pm
  • Activity:Animal Farm

Details

  • Open Days:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday

Description

Open Daily 10am to 4pm with koalas fed at 10am and bottle feeding at 3pm. Closed 24th and 25th December.

The farm is designed to be as interactive as possible, giving visitors a special opportunity to connect with the animals. Enjoy nursing a rabbit or newborn lamb, cuddling a kangaroo joey, patting a koala, hand feeding and stroking an alpaca - children and adults alike will just love getting up close to the animals. There are hairy Scottish Highland cows (and calves), ferrets, foxes, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, goats, sheep, llamas, horses, camel, donkeys, pig, emus, aviary birds and more.

The best time to see the koalas is during feeding time when you can catch them awake. Depending on what arrivals we have throughout the year, the bottle fed babies include calves (including Scottish Highlands), lambs, kid goats, piglets and joeys.

Pentland Alpaca Stud imported the first alpacas into WA in 1990, and have been breeding and showing alpacas ever since. A family business that was started by Laurie and Margaret Binks on what was originally a dairy farm. It is now owned and operated by their daughter Debbie and her husband Steve Maddams. 

Denmark Dinosaur World

Denmark Dinosaur World incorporating Parrot Jungle Bird & Reptile Park. See the only T-REX in Australia & Interact with rare Parrots & Reptiles

  • Suited For:Seniors,Wheelchairs,Families
  • Open days/Times:9.30am-4.30pm Every Day Oct-April, 10am-4pm Every Day May-Sept
  • Activity:Discovery Centre

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,School holidays,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays

Description

Where the past meets the present get up close & personal with the only

 

T-REX in Australia Marvel at Velociraptor made infamous in the smash movie JURASSIC PARK see some of the smallest & tallest meat eaters Dinosaurs (MEAT EATERS DYEING TO MEET YOU).  Interact with the living Dinosaurs, the Birds & Reptiles of todays world. Rare Pythons, Dragon Lizards, & Parrots from all over the world including Giant Macaws from the Amazon.

 

Learn about the conservation of the endangered native Black Cockatoos including the Spectacular Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo & Carnaby's Black Cockatoo, The Reptile Handling Sessions at 11AM & 2PM Daily are a favourite with all get to Hold a Python or two watch the Dragon Lizards fed, The Parkland setting has picnic & BBQ facilities, Gift shop, Espresso Coffee, Gourmet Home Made Pies.  OPEN DAILY 9.30- 4.30.  (EXCEPT XMAS DAY)   DONT FORGET THE CAMERA

www.dinosaurworld.com.au
Email [email protected]
51 Bandit Rd
Bow Bridge
6333     Between Denmark & Walpole (15mins from the Tree Top Walk)
08 98 408335








 

Denmark Dragon Boat Paddling

Join the Denmark Dragon Boat Club for their Sunday dragon boat paddling sessions!

  • Suited For:Adults (18+)
  • Open days/Times:Sundays
  • Type:Attractions
  • Activity:Kayak/Canoe/Raft

Details

  • Open Days:Sunday

Description

A long, kayak-like boat, dragon boats originate from the Guangdong Province of China and have a history steeped in family tradition. Boating enthusiasts and newcomers alike can get involved in Denmark's regular dragon boat paddling event days, taking place every Sunday morning. 

See the Denmark Community Resource Centre for more information. 

Diving at Fish Eyes

Reef line along sand which consists of granite boulders covered with a wide variety of hard coral, soft coral and sponges.

  • Activity:Diving
  • Type:Sites & Trails

Details

Description

You will find a wide variety of fish life and echinoderms. Towards the end of this dive you will come into “leafy sea dragon country” which we often see at this site. You can often see sea lions and occasionally turtles, believe it or not!!

To find, proceed to Black Point from the Fishery Beach Marina. Approximately half way along the cliffs you will find a sculpted rock hole in the shape of an eye socket. Anchor at the base of this. Once in the water, proceed east following the cliffs.

Diving at HMAS Perth Wreck

The former HMAS Perth guided missile destroyer was scuttled in 35m of water in King George Sound in November 2001.

  • Activity:Diving
  • Type:Sites & Trails

Details

Description

Serving in the Royal Australian Navy, the HMAS Perth sailed more than a million nautical miles in deployments around the world. The vessel was damaged by enemy fire in the Vietnam conflict. Thankfully, no one was injured as the shell punctured the vessel but failed to explode.

The 133m destroyer now provides divers with a wonderful opportunity to explore its underwater interiors.

Down Under Discoveries

Down Under Discoveries is a small family owned tour company offering a range of nature based experiences, walks, hikes and adventures to many unique attractions throughout Perth and Western Australia.

  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Bush Walking

Details

  • Tour Locations:Perth and Surrounds

Description

We love the outdoors and are deeply connected to country, to nature. Nature is not just a collection of trees, rocks or animals, but rather, a presence that surrounds us, providing us with profound experiences wherever we go. We create with the vision of inspiring people to engage with the natural environment in hope that you too, will feel as though you are connected with this amazing country because there really is no place like it in the world.

Our aim is to create connections, build awareness and understanding for people about the natural places around them, driven by the belief that given the right opportunities, people who had previously seen the natural environment as irrelevant or peripheral to their lives, would discover the benefits of being outdoors, for themselves and for nature. They would then come to value those benefits and develop a level of care and commitment for the natural places around them as we do.

 

Fishing At Frenchman Bay Beach

Enjoy stunning ocean views with white sand and blue water while you relax, swim, snorkel and fish.

  • Type:Sites & Trails
  • Activity:Fishing

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,School holidays,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays

Description

The main species to be caught here include Herring, Skippy, Whiting, Squid, Garfish, Pike and Silver Bream.

Fishing At Goode Beach

Crystal clear waters and white sand make Goode Beach feel like paradise.

  • Activity:Fishing
  • Type:Sites & Trails

Details

  • Open Days:Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday

Description

Catch Herring, Whiting, Garfish, Salmon Trout, Silver Bream, rock species, Squid, and Pike, plus Salmon April till July.

Fishing At Gull Rock Beach

Gull Rock Beach is right on the nature reserve, so you can expect to hear the calls of birds as you walk, swim, relax and fish along the beach.

  • Activity:Fishing
  • Type:Sites & Trails

Details

  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Description

Fish either off the rocks or the beach to catch Leatherjackets, Herring, Whiting, Skippy Squid, Silver Bream, rock species, Salmon and Shark.

Fishing at Middleton Beach

Middleton beach, just 6 minutes from York Street, is great for swimming with a floating raft just offshore near the Jetty, with great fishing.

  • Activity:Fishing
  • Type:Sites & Trails

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,School holidays

Description

Squid, Herring, Travelley, Flathead, and Whiting just to mention a few are caught here on a regular basis.

Granite Skywalk

The Granite Skywalk is a suspended walkway on the huge granite outcrop of Castle Rock. the two lookouts give spectacular views across the park and undulating farmland to Albany on the south coast.

  • Type:Sites & Trails
  • Tour Price:Free
  • Activity:Bush Walking
  • Suited For:Families,Adults (18+),Seniors

Details

  • Open Days:Public Holidays,School holidays,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday

Description

The Granite Skywalk is a suspended walkway on the huge granite outcrop of Castle Rock.
 
A marvel of engineering, the two lookouts give spectacular views across the park and undulating farmland to Albany on the south coast, Mt Gardner and Mt Manypeaks to the south-east and the Stirling Range to the north.
 
The two kilometers walk up from the Castle Rock picnic area passes through jarrah, marri and karri forest and by Balancing Rock to reach the base of Castle Rock and the lower lookout. Reaching the upper lookout requires scrambling through and over rocks and climbing a 6 meter ladder.

Grove Park, Albany

Grove Park offers a unique layout and challenge to both the serious and casual golfer.

  • Activity:Golf

Details

  • Open Days:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday

Description

The front nine consists of all par threes varying lenghts, and you'll have to work hard to make par on a few of these holes.

Karisma Spa

At Karisma Spa Denmark, our goal is to make rebalancing your mind, body and spirit the ultimate health, beauty and wellness experience.

Details

  • Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday

Description

We understand how important it is to take care of yourself and how little time there may be to make that happen. We want your time with us to be so relaxing and uplifting that you will leave Karisma Spa glowing and ready for the world again. Relax your mind, revitalise your body, rediscover yourself.

Karisma Spa is more than a facility to receive a service, purchase a product or a gift voucher. Karisma's inviting atmosphere welcomes visitors to leave their stress at the door. Located in the picturesque setting of Karma Chalets, a guest is greeted with a friendly and sincere welcome.

Some of our treatments and rituals are massage including Hot Stone, Aromatherapy and the NEW Warm Bamboo massage, far infrared sauna, beauty treatments and hydro body experiences which feature the amazing 'Pamper Pod' where steam assists the absorption of essential oils whilst Vichy jets and Waterfall showers rinse away product and your cares.

Kojonup Tourist Railway

TOOT TOOT!! It’s all aboard the ‘Spirit of Kojonup', travelling at a leisurely pace the passengers will have an hour scenic tour of the countryside with all its wildflowers.

  • Open days/Times:1st & 3rd Sunday of each month, 11am
  • Tour Duration:One Hour
  • Suited For:Families,Seniors
  • Type:Tours

Details

  • Open Days:Sunday

Description

Share your memories with children and grandchildren an ultimate viewing platform and lots of fun!

Spirit of Kojonup runs 1st & 3rd Sunday each month at 11am.  Available for group bookings at other times – Maximum 50 seats, Clubs, Birthday Parties, School, Caravan & Camping, Family Groups space available for two wheel chairs.

History of The Kojonup Railway

The Kojonup Tourist Railway began in 1993 with several local residents realising what history and value would lost should the railway line completely disappear in Kojonup.  Through their hard work and perserverance and with the assistance of the Shire of Kojonup the Kojonup Tourist Railway Inc is an active volunteer organisation that is working towards the preservation of the 12 km line between Kojonup and the Farrar siding. 

KTR are accredited to run our light railway vehicles on behalf of the Shire of Kojonup. 

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