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Address: Southwest Highway | Great Southern Region, Denmark, Western Australia 6333, Australia
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Lovely views in the town of Denmark

The hay river flows through the town of Denmark and there is a nice area down near the bridge where you can walk around and see some of the old boats near the bridge.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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Buderim, Australia
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Buderim, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The hay river flows through the town of Denmark and there is a nice area down near the bridge where you can walk around and see some of the old boats near the bridge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

If in Denmark try the great bridge to bridge walk, takes about 40 mins and at least 3 benches situated on the way round if you want to sit and contemplate the views, then finish off with a great coffee n cake at Ravens sat outside overlooking the river. Nice and dry walk during the summer month and fine for... More 

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Albany, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This is a lovely spot for some quiet fishing or boating, even if you're not guaranteed to catch much in the way of big fish. I came here with my son for a spot of fishing. From South Coast Hwy you can turn off onto Keith Rd, which is a gravel road going north. There are several places alongside this... More 

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Denmark, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Easily accessible off Keith Rd with a number of picnic spots along the edge of the river. Great for a lazy paddle or putt up river. Very serene. As stated earlier check the weather forecast tho cause it can come in quick on the South Coast.

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Victor Harbor, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

This river has a dirt boat ramp next to the road bridge. Probably only suitable for small tinnies and canoes. There are a few fishing spots on the river bank and the river itself runs into the Wilson Inlet. According to the locals - big bream are taken on river prawns in the river.

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Perth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

Healthy river with lots of wildlife. I wonder down to it at sun-up and it is teaming with wildlife. Just take a seat by the river and "smell the roses". Soak in peace and solitude. There are also walks you can take by the bank and enjoy the wildlife.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

It was a majestic little river in flood when we visited there; brimming its banks and looking a little threatening.

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Denmark, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

I live locally and I love to canoe this river; although, it has been some time since I did so! The river is vegetated on both sides, for most of its length, and it provides easy paddling upstream from South Coast Highway. The rivermouth is a fantastic spot to picnic while the sun goes down in summer.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

My 13 foot canoe has seen a lot of rivers and estuaries - I've fished many of them, but today was just a paddle (assisted by the electric motor against the tide and wind on the return downstream) for my wife and I. It's a peaceful river from around 7 metres at the narrowest to 20 metres, runs for at... More 

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Perth
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

We took the fishing kayaks out and didn't realise how bad the weather would turn (50km hour winds). So it was hard paddling and not very pleasant. The other thing we noticed was the amount of lawn grass clippings in the water (it was not like this in the Denmark river) which came in after every cast and made it... More 

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