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About Denmark Fairy Doors Trail
The Mokare Heritage Trail has been infiltrated by fairies! There are about twenty tiny wooden doors situated along the eastern and western sides of the Denmark River and are home to the resident fairies who have been growing in numbers since May 2021. You'll find these little homes on the base of trees, behind bushes or on tree trunks.
The story behind the doors goes like this: local resident Ian Rorke was trying to capture a photo of an egret one day when he heard a tapping noise and stumbled across some fairies! The teeny tiny craftspeople were building their dwellings because they really liked Denmark and wanted to move in. Foo and Dym are the elder fairies and they granted Ian a licence to make even more fairy doors. Some of the doors are inscribed with the ancient fairy language called 'Ogham'.
This walk is perfect for children, parents, grandparents and all other types of fairy seekers, with many leaving organic gifts at the doors for the fairies to return to. Aside from the magical fairies you are likely to see pelicans, herons, karri and paperbark trees and tranquil views of the Denmark River.
This trail follows the Mokare Heritage Trail, named after Mokare, an Aboriginal tribal leader from the Albany area who accompanied Dr Thomas Braidwood Wilson on his 1829 expedition to the Denmark Kwoorabup district.
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Time / Duration
45 to 60 minutes
Berridge Park, Denmark which is 420km (4.5 hours) south of Perth
No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.
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Hazards & Warnings
The eastern side of the river is often flooded between July-August, which makes it impassable for those with prams and those with regular shoes. Gumboots can make the trail fun and accessible.
- BBQ Facilities
- Bicycle Rack
- Car Park
- Child Activities
- Coach Parking
- Dog Friendly
- All accessible parking
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- All accessible toilet facilities
- View Platform
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Discovering a Denmark Fairy Door
One of the 20 or so fairy doors
Discovering a fairy door
Walking along the trail
River mouth bridge access
River mouth bridge
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