Monkey Rock

In Denmark Region of Western Australia
Monkey Rock overlooking William Bay and Denmark, WA

Monkey Rock is a magnificent rock formation high over Lights beach and surrounding Denmark.  The view from the top is spectacular and the walk is moderately steep taking around 30 minutes or less.  Monkey Rock is accessible from Lights Beach Road just a short drive east of Lights Beach, south-west of Denmark. Take Ocean Beach Road out of Denmark Town and turn right on Lights Beach road. You will see the sign and carpark for Monkey Rock on the right before you arrive at Lights Beach. If you've reached the Lights Beach turnoff you've gone too far.

The hike to Monkey Rock is along either the vehicle access road or a footpath which winds through the trees to the peak of Monkey Rock. The path is part of the Bibbulmun Track which winds its way from Albany in the east all the way to Perth far to the north.

Once you reach the pinnacle there is a pathway over the rocks with stairs to help on the difficult parts. Check the MAP of Denmark which includes Monkey Rock, to get your bearings.

Monkey Rock looking uphill

DANGER: Monkey Rocks can be a dangerous place as there are no guard rails. Be extremely careful and watch children at all times.

Monkey Rock view of the Wilson InletMonkey Rock has amazing views of Nullaki Peninsula enclosing the Wilson Inlet.
Monkey Rock view of the Denmark Community Windfarm

The spectacular trees above and surrounding Monkey Rock

Monkey Rock, from the bottom...

Sunset from Monkey Rock over William Bay National Park

Monkey Rock, only slightly lower than Mount Hallowell to the north, has spectacular views over William Bay National Park (west) and Ratcliffe Bay, Ocean Beach and Nullaki peninsula, home of Anvil Beach. Wilson Head marks the eastern perimeter of Ratcliffe Bay, stretching out into the Great Southern Ocean.

There is a 4wd track leading from the lower car park to Monkey Rock, though this is sometimes closed and driving is not advised in winter. The 4 kilometre return walk from the car park is uphill all the way, so come prepared.

Monkey Rock Peak

Monkey Rock from the Sky

Monkey Rock over William Bay Natonal Park

View over William Bay National Park

Video - Denmark Region
Monkey Rock Panorama over the surrounding area
from the East, panning across William Bay in the West

Attractions in Denmark and surrounds:

Ocean Beach Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach is set between the Wilson Inlet and the Great Southern Ocean, and is the closest beach to Denmark Town. A popular surfing spot and lookout.. Visit Ocean Beach
Denmark Town Denmark Town
In the heart of the Rainbow Coast on the north side of the Wilson Inlet, along the beautiful Denmark River. Visit Denmark Town
The Wilson Inlet The Wilson Inlet
This majestic Inlet is divided from the ocean by a sandbar which covers the opening much of the year. Visit The Wilson Inlet
Anvil Beach Anvil Beach
Anvil Beach is a beautiful beach on the south side of Nullaki Peninsula on the Great Southern Ocean. Visit Anvil Beach
Crusoe Beach Crusoe Beach
A commercial fishing site, the beach is best visited after 3.30pm as advised by the sign. Visit Crusoe Beach
Denmark Windfarm Denmark Windfarm
The Denmark Community Windfarm sits atop Wilson Head just a bit south-west of Ocean Beach and the Wilson Inlet. Visit Denmark Windfarm
Harewood Forest Walk Harewood Forest Walk
Harewood Forest is an almost 1.5k walk through the forest. The stream at the end is the turn-around point. Filled with information on history, flora & fauna. Visit Harewood Forest Walk
Heritage Rail Bridge Heritage Rail Bridge
The Bridge is easily accessed by driving south along the river on Hollings Drive where you will find parking spaces, picnic tables and a gazebo. Visit Heritage Rail Bridge
Lights Beach Lights Beach
Inspiring lookout and beach offering spectacular views of William Bay from the east. A favourite local beach. Visit Lights Beach
McGearys Rock McGearys Rock
McGearys Rock is a popular rock fishing location close to Ocean Beach. It offers panoramic views of the bay and Nullaki Peninsula to the east. Visit McGearys Rock
Mokare Heritage Trail Mokare Heritage Trail
Named after an aboriginal tracker and chieftain, the Mokare Heritage Trail winds along the east side of the Denmark River. Visit Mokare Heritage Trail
Monkey Rock Monkey Rock
Spectacular elevated views over William Bay Nat. Park, Ratcliffe Bay, Ocean Beach and the Nullaki Peninsula. Visit Monkey Rock
Prawn Rock Channel Prawn Rock Channel
Prawn Rock Channel is located just north of Ocean Beach (you drive right past it on your way to Ocean Beach). This secluded slow-running channel of water is an ideal swimming spot. Visit Prawn Rock Channel
Wilson Head Wilson Head
Wilson Head marks the eastern perimeter of Ratcliffe Bay, stretching out into the Great Southern Ocean. Visit Wilson Head
Denmark Accommodation Denmark Accommodation
An inspiring selection of quality accommodation of all types. Friendly service. Choose from a variety of great accommodation in and around Denmark, WA. Find Accommodation in Denmark NOW! Visit Denmark Accommodation
Denmark Wineries Denmark Wineries
Denmark Wineries and Vineyards to visit while on holiday along the Rainbow Coast. Wineries with restaurants, music, cellar doors and more! Visit Denmark Wineries

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