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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 January 1, 2018 via mobile

It was a lovely visit to the gap, I am a local and have only seen it since it has been upgraded and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The only thing would be that it is $12 every time you want to go, even if you...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

Great spot of natural beauty. Worth the time to view it and the new paths are great. Keep kids on those paths for safety!

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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Worth seeing! Really beautiful scenery but you need to have little children by the hand. I would only suggest this for scenery and definately not fishing!

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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

A big investment in this location has made it very accessible and worth spending some time. You could stand and watch the crashing sea at the natural bridge for ages, as you are out over the gap!

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

This is a must see and it costs $13.00 for parking. It is a rugged spot, but very invigorating. When you walk out over this new man made bridge over the gap, the water is spectacular to see crashing into the gorge. My partner was...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

These natural wonders were shaped by sea and wind. The wave action in the gap is mesmerizing and a little disquieting. To view it you stand on a sturdy platform cantilevered over the gap. In spite of its over-engineered appearance their is a nagging concern...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

This is a place where nature shows it's bleak beauty. The viewing platform is a superb new addition to the attraction.

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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

The views here are great, the sheer power of the open ocean waves against the rocks is amazing. The area could have been better signed at the turn off for the $13 fee which covers parking and the national park entry, the car park is...More

Thank Jared L
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

About 15 minutes drive from central Albany. There is good parking (charges apply) and excellent paths to the viewpoints, both of which are spectacular. There is no toilet. In some ways our highlight was the very high tech gravity-defying viewing platform some yards out from...More

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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

I remember going here as a kid but the new walkway gives a safe but all-the-more spectacular view. Well done to those responsible.

Thank Rod T
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Joceline A
June 25, 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
February 8, 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
April 10, 2016|
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Response from MrBoofhead |
Hi, Yes the road and all the facilities are now open
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