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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
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Here we saw the power of mother nature,, not only in the ocean, but also in the rocks around us. The walkway is very sturdy going to 2 lookout places, its really too Awesome to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

nice and pretty special, but just for passing by i think. not worth hours of driving for this place or this town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Here we saw the power of mother nature,, not only in the ocean, but also in the rocks around us. The walkway is very sturdy going to 2 lookout places, its really too Awesome to put into words,, a must see destination. Cost was per car, we paid $12, there is also concessions. Just be sure to keep little children... More 

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Gnowangerup, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We went for a drive on Boxing Day along with hundreds of others, but it was a beautiful day for sightseeing. The new work done out there is excellent. The views spectacular. However I was apalled that there are no toilet facilities (that I could see) and the amount of people who chose to ignore the signs about sticking to... More 

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County Clare, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent scenic area. However I thought the floor of the bridge was going to be glass so you could see down below you into the water . Unfortunately on the day we were there it was extremely windy so we couldn't take great photos as we were afraid we'd loose our cameras over the side

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Well built path and bridge get you close to the views. Well worth a visit. Beware the car park fee of six dollars, although most of the people we saw visit, didn't pay it.

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Exmouth, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Never got to see the "NO DOGS" And national park sign!!! Until just turned off the main road in. Again we as tourists travel to look and a bit of common sense at time can prevail. It is easy to get one member of the family to hold dog on leash beside car while the others view and return But... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Ok well be prepared to pay for the privilege of taking in the local coastline as there are electronic ticket machines at different spots where you are supposed to purchase a ticket at $6.00 each! If you don't purchase a ticket and get caught by a Ranger then I expect you will be substantially fined. Whilst the Coastline around the... More 

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Western Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We went on a windy day hoping to see the ocean and all its power. First visit after the new platform, didn't realise their is now an entry fee. Pity not everyone is honest and uses the self serve to pay for their visit! New additions make it great for seeing the natural beauty and ocean. Recommended for a visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must see during any Albany visit. The tides and swell direction have a huge impact on how the water behaves as it enters both the Gap and Natural Bridge, so the experience is different every visit. The viewing platform for the Gap is an amazing piece of engineering.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Popular with tourists showing our states natural and raw coast line. The counter leaver bridge is amazing as you hang over the water watching the water pound the coast.

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