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The Gap and Natural Bridge

Via Frenchman Bay Road, Torndirrup National Park | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
+61 8 9841 9290
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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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Via Frenchman Bay Road, Torndirrup National Park | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Feel the power of the waves and the force of the wind. Be struck by the majesty of nature and the engineering required for the viewing platforms. All highly impressive.

Thank Adrienne S
Reviewed 24 October 2017

WOW! A must see location on any visitors itinerary. Three major rock types can be seen here with it being noted the granites were formed as the Australian Plate collided with the Antarctic Plate some 1160 million years ago. The scenery is spectacular from sparse...More

Thank Europahol
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We haven't been to the Gap or Natural Bridge in Albany for a very long time. We were extremely impressed by the much improved access walkways and lookouts. The views were spectacular with a very short and easy walk.

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Aside from the views of the ocean, the cantilevered viewing platform of the gap is an engineering marvel. The sea was relatively calm when we visited but the surf was still pounding through the gap. It would be an amazing sight when the surf is...More

Thank jpatto26
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This is well worth a visit. The Bridge is amazing and information given is a good summary. The Gap has a platform built out in order to see the narrow and deep gorge. You can look through the platform too to see the foam. Very...More

Thank Prarieskies
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The new lookout over the gap is incredible, and much safer if you want to take your kids to see it. People need to stop being stingy, or pretending they didn't see the pay terminal. That money goes towards the lookout and it's maintenance. Put...More

1  Thank ShoeiFantaRaraBubba
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We almost didn’t bother but so glad we did. Spectacular views. Extremely well designed. Got to see some whales as well.

Thank MaryTTay
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The area around the gap and natural bridge has had a big upgrade. The carpark is not large but big enough. You purchase a ticket (day pass there are not a cash machine you have to use your credit card))for the visit but it covers...More

1  Thank Guru652015
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Stunning scenery definitely a place to take your camera no matter what the weather. A lot of money has been spent upgrading this major tourist attraction and it was very well spent. Well laid out gentle walkways (suitable for everyone) and a steel platform with...More

Thank MaccSLDM
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

What a great natural place to visit. Natural bridge is awe struck and gap is great. The bridge they constructed gives us more room to see the gap and waves gives us the goosebumps . Do not miss this place.

Thank Amarkk
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Joceline A
25 June 2017|
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Response from Dave b | Reviewed this property |
If you are going to the Whaling Station museum, there is a cafe in there apparently.
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Daniel C
8 February 2017|
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Response from DPaW_2016 | Property representative |
Thanks Dan, much appreciated. Yes, there is a national park entry fee applicable at Torndirrup National Park, where The Gap and Natural Bridge are located. Your address suggests you are visiting from the UK. Here's some... More
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HappyWanderer168
10 April 2016|
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Response from MrBoofhead |
Hi, Yes the road and all the facilities are now open
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