AT’s guide to the best cheap accommodation for summer and Christmas holidays
Why do we rate it?
Forest meets sea here, in a town packed with beachside and family-friendly fun.
Where is it?
421km south-east of Perth, it’s a 5hr drive on the Albany Highway.
Where to stay
Denmark Ocean Beach Holiday Park enjoys a prime beachfront location with chalets and campsites great for families. There are plenty of holiday homes in the surrounding bushland. Green Leaves Cabin is an A-frame home with polished timber floors and a verandah that sits among the karri trees. Tennessee Hill Chalets have 180-degree views out across Wilson Inlet to the Stirling Ranges.
How much is it?
The holiday park’s chalets sleep five and are $195 a night for two, extras $20 per person. Unpowered campsites are $36 a night for two, extras $10. Green Leaves Cabin sleeps five for $170 a night. Tennessee Hill Chalets are $150 a night for two.
Book the beachfront park for Christmas if you’re willing to camp. After the first week of January, availability is good for the chalets and cottages.
What to do
Beaches are a major drawcard – try Light Beach for waves or the placid Greens Pool waterhole for snorkelling. The kids will enjoy Dinosaur World just out of town. Grab a homemade pie from Denmark Bakery in the town square before tackling the scenic section of the Bibbulmun Track towards Walpole. Walk the whole way there and on to the Valley of the Giants. Its Treetop Walk through the canopy of 400-year-old trees is mesmerising.
Denmark Ocean Beach Holiday Park //
Ocean Beach Rd.
1800 641 122; denmarkobhp.com.au
Green Leaves Cabin //
19 Adams Rd.
(08) 9045 4337; greenleaves.global.net.au
Tennessee Hill Chalets //
233 Piggot Martin Rd, Youngs Siding.
(08) 9845 2359; tennesseehill.com.au