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Denmark Wetlands Trail

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 0.3 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 1

The Denmark Wetlands Trail is a short 300m trail to the ‘Ornitarium’ bird hide that follows the edge of the paperback wetland. In late summer you can walk amongst the ancient paperbarks next to the picnic area.

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Denmark Wetlands Centre

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Denmark Wetland Centre


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This family friendly trail begins at the day use picnic area of the Denmark Wetlands Centre, an 8-hectare wetland rehabilitation site 2.5km east of Denmark, WA.

The wetlands provide an example of an integrated biodiversity and farm forestry planting, with a range of tree species including Karri, Ancient Paperbarks and River Banksia.

The wetland was once regarded as a degraded swamp however since 1994 rehabilitation work (by Greenskills Denmark) has included development of a bird-hide including a bird-species information box, a dieback cleaning station, paths and a boardwalk to provide and control access to the wetlands viewing-sites and Ornitarium.

Education centre facilities include interpretive signage, sheltered picnic tables, a composting toilet and a lookout.  Park at the picnic area of the centre which is 400m down Atkinson Road,

The Denmark Wetlands Centre

(08) 9848 3310

Denmark Visitor Centre

(08) 9848 2648

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Time / Duration

30 mins


.6km return

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Denmark Wetlands Centre

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Trail End

Denmark Wetland Centre

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Bush Walk

Grade 1

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.

Hazards & Warnings

Please utilise the dieback cleaning station provided to protect the wetlands


  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Sheltered Area
  • View Platform

Best time of year

Beautiful at sunset and early morning.


No fees apply

Trail Access

Access 400m down Atkinson Rd, Denmark Wetlands Centre, 2.5km east of Denmark

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1 trail goers have rated Denmark Wetlands Trail as 3 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 2 Jun 2022, 7:44pm

A hidden treasure only minutes from Denmark

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