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The Gap and Natural Bridge

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Address: Via Frenchman Bay Road, Torndirrup National Park | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9841 9290
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The surging power of the Southern Ocean is evident at The Gap, a...

The surging power of the Southern Ocean is evident at The Gap, a spectacular channel in the 40 metre high coastal granites of Torndirrup National Park. Lookouts at both the Gap and natural Bridge provide outstanding views of the Southern Ocean and the coast from Bald Head to West Cape Howe. Visitors to the Gap can venture onto a universally accessible new viewing platform 40 metres directly above the surging seas in all but the worst weather conditions. From the gentle and mesmerising heaving of calm seas to the buffeting rush of wind and spray of winter storms the experience changes from day to day. A raised pathway leads from the car-park and picnic area across the top of the exposed granite ramparts to reach the viewing platform at the Gap. The pathway gives safe access to the best views while protecting vulnerable plants and lichens on the rock surface from trampling.

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Wow of a view !

Great view good spot for photos ! The new walkways were done with the environment in mind . Not sure about the paid parking what's with that??

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great view good spot for photos ! The new walkways were done with the environment in mind . Not sure about the paid parking what's with that??

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A natural wonder not to be missed. Easy drive to this location - hold on to your hats when you get there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic! The recently built bridge lookout offers dramatic views. Makes a lovely visit for the family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Both attractions are along side each other and provide breath taking views of the granite coastline and features. The gap has a relatively new and very well engineered terrace over the sea which provides exciting views of the waves breaking on the granite below. Wheelchair accessible. $12 entrance for the car. Great for photos. No refreshments so take your own.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The upgrading of the access ways was completed this year and are most impressive. Of course, to see the magnificent scenery is the real purpose of the trip, but it is now perfectly safe to stand over the gap and look straight down at the turbulent sea in the Gap in complete safety through multiple slots in the cantilevered-out walkway.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a previous visit (many years ago) I felt this area was rather dangerous as one could get quite near the water. Now it has been all designed for safety with paths, do not enter areas with walls. One is encouraged to stay on the marked paths. There is a newly opened overhang - quite spectacular jutting out over the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The gap was pretty amazing. The platform area was a bit scary at first but once we got over our fear it was awesome. The only gripe I have was that we had to pay $12 to park and we were only here for 10 mins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a fine but windy day in beautiful Albany when we visited The Gap last month (Nov.2016). Near the car park etched into the walkway was an interesting depiction of the break-up of the continents, presumably illustrating how the granite cliffs came to exist. I was impressed at how much work has been put into making the path fit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit to the Gap very windy but has fantastic views. They have made a walk way and a over hang to walk on very spectacular with lots of signs saying to stay on the walkway for safety.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This natural wonder is breathtaking when you stand out on the ledge. It was a windy day when we visited and it felt as though we could be blown away. There are rock walks around this area that are interesting as well .

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