There are many Inlets along the Rainbow Coast. The Inlets are very beautiful, and each quite distinct. In some the waters are calm, others swiftly flowing. Many are filled with waterbirds including black swans and western australian pelicans.
The Inlets of the South Coast vary in size and volume, but all of the inlets support a vast variety of birds, reptiles and water creatures.
They are a vital part of the ecosystem and deserve to be cared for.
The inlets along the coast are either always open, in the case of the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets which are connected together by a natural deep channel.
Others, are closed throughout the year, meaning that a sand-bar develops over the mouth of the inlet allowing it to fill from the surrounding cachment.
In the case of the Wilson Inlet, the sandbar at Ocean Beach is artificially breached (by a digger) allowing the Inlet to discharge into the great southern ocean (and preventing nearby lands from flooding).
Most of the other Inlets are left to breach the sandbar themselves once the water levels are high enough.
We find the Inlets to be quite tranquil, peaceful and relaxing places to spend an afternoon exploring.
Join John Taylor, an experienced local fishing guide, aboard the "Iona V" a recently launched and custom-made Charter Vessel for a memorable and unforgettable day out on Denmark's pristine inlet and river waterways. Access the Pristine South Coast Estuarine and River Environments (the Wilson Inlet and Denmark River) in the heart of Denmark, WA. Morning or afternoon family-friendly fishing tours (all equipment provided). Bird Watching and Eco Tours. River Cruises. ALL ages welcome. 7 Days a week. The Skipper (your captain) can take up to 5 additional passengers onboard. John has the local knowledge and extensive experience along the south coast to provide you and your family a sensational day out!
More information on the south-west coast in our other Western Australian travellers guides:
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