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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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"viewing platform"
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"natural wonder"
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"stainless steel"
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"car park"
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"waves crashing"
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"rock formations"
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"mother nature"
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"southern ocean"
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"the cliff"
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"torndirrup national park"
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Reviewed today

The actual place was great , not been there for 40 years , so obviously things have changed in terms of facilities . Had trouble keeping my dare devil 10 year old on the paths, as did others. The problem with it is , you...More

Thank diko65
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Scenic and worth visiting - April 15 min drive out of town but certainly worth the visit. Blow holes not blowing unfortunately

Thank Mermaiddreaming
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We popped in and saw the awesome sight of the waves relentlessly crashing into the rocks right below. I probably enjoyed being memorised by this rather than looking at the bridge from afar. On the way back to the car I only realised at that...More

Thank Cloudburst77
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DPaW_2016, Owner at The Gap and Natural Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're glad you enjoyed your visit to The Gap and Natural Bridge and thanks for your review. The "parking pay machines" you saw are not for parking at all. The pay station is for your national park entry fee. This fee is used to maintain...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an extremely well set out attraction with both parts easily accessible and safe. The bridge is special and the GAP FROM THE VIEWING PLATFORM IS SPECTACULAR!

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gap and natural bridge never cease to impress in spite of multiple visits. Serious upgrades to the viewing platforms since my last visit make the experience even more spectular. The ‘parking fee’ is well worth the experience.

Thank Simon K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic location, stunning views, well worth the journey. It's just a shame that several "idiots" choose to ignore the safety signs

Thank tonyomalley78
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is the perfect definition of what can be beautiful and "nope" of Australia. The water and the rocks show the power of the sea as well as the land's strength to hold it back which on most accounts will not prevail. The sea...More

Thank DNAseI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss this spot, it is truly awesome!! Spend time on the man made bridge working out which wave is the biggest rolling in!!

Thank Realreviewaus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some people say: "Go on a windy day"! (That means the waves will be big, and spectacular as they crash into the rocks.) But if you're a photographer, make sure the sun is shining, too: I went this morning: it was blustery (35km/hr), spitting rain,...More

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DPaW_2016, Owner at The Gap and Natural Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the fantastic review. Much appreciated. We have tried to create an opportunity to satisfy a diversity of visitor needs. The weather certainly does dictate the sort of experience to be expected on any given day. Again, thanks for your review.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning scenery on the newly upgraded viewing platform that is built out above the water. Views for miles across the water. Easily located and accessible by car. A truly stunning natural tourist attraction well worth a visit

Thank Sue M
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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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