Denmark in the South West of WA; revisited 2017
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Alpacas, with a lovely chocolate Cria with his pure white Mum at Denmark Animal Farm and Pentland Alpaca Stud.
a variety of animals at this hands on animal display farm. With set feeding times, young children can have hands on bottle feeding
experiences at set times of the day with joeys, lambs, kids and calves.
Guests can hand feed the Alpacas, and walking
freely through their paddock, and wander around all the other animals.
The ram at right is a Damara, and having a fat tail is a feature of this meat breed.
Below left are a bundle of cute baby ferrets, and below right the Guinea pig hutch, the a rabbit appearing to mother the little ones.
Small animal like these are for sale as are rabbit and Guinea pig hutches.
A miniature pony above, and a Llama above right. Some of the other animals can be seen from our previous visits on to Pentland Farm
Denmark is in Karri forest country, and these magnificent trees can be found close to and even within in the town.
towing giants grow only in deep soil high rainfall areas of the south west of Western Australia. Typically, they have a tall
trunk with branches only in the upper section. Being one of the tallest trees in the world, they can reach up to eighty metres
in height. The average lifespan is around 300 years. Fresh bark, as seen below after outer bark has peeled, can range from
white to tan or even orange seasonally.
Near the Denmark Rivermouth the heritage walk as visited in 2011 and 2012, has an additional historic state with the former Denmark
Post Office being relocated here in 1988. The foyer is lined with historic photographs, including those shown below.
Also adjacent to the heritage walk is the new home of the Denmark Machinery Restoration Group, and Trackside Museum.
machinery is restored and put on display by a dedication group of volunteers, showcasing more of the past in the Denmark area.
The shed is open to the public on specified occasions.
We revisit Denmark Animal Farm and Pentland Alpaca Stud, Karri forests, and the Wilson Inlet Heritage Walk
This is a winding forest lined road. The Karri trees here had recently shed their outer bark, and the trunks were an orange
shade. I had never seen them so colourful, usually being white to cream.
Following as large and very severe bushfire two years earlier, epicormic growth is well formed along the trunks and branches of these
This section of the South Western Highway is due to have these lovely roadside giants removed for road safety. There are
speed limits of 80 and 90 kilometres per hour along the road.
See our previous visits to these places here