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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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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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The Gap and Natural Bridge

new viewing platform and pathways make this an enjoyable walk now, easy access for wheelchairs too. If you are not afraid of heights the new viewing platform goes out over The Gap... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
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Port Kennedy, Australia
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

new viewing platform and pathways make this an enjoyable walk now, easy access for wheelchairs too. If you are not afraid of heights the new viewing platform goes out over The Gap as wave crash beneath you

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The government has invested a lot of money here on great facilities & quality walkways & viewing platforms It's a definite photo opportunity & well worth seeing

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

They have spent a lot of money on the concrete paths, ramps and hand rails to allow access for wheel chairs. And the veiwing form out over the gap is not for the feint hearted it does have a slight bounce to it, but the views of the waves crashing against the cliff face are fantastic.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Thank you west Australian government another great example of how to develop a natural tourist attraction.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Recently renovated with a large boardwalk its easily accessible for those who find walking difficult or require disabled access. This was very impressive, they even extend out over the cliff edge, the see through platform may be too much for some though. Highly recommend.

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Busselton
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The last time we visited the area this wonderful platform and boardwalk were not in place. Everything is easily accessible from the parking to the walkways which are wheelchair friendly. The walking area above the Gap in particular can be seen through, and even those who suffer vertigo will not find this a major problem - just do it! The... More 

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byron bay
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

w We visited this rugged location after reading several roadside signs say that it was a DANGEROUS Coast. We were not disappointed. There is a lot of safety infrastructure in place to protect both the environment and the visitors and a justifiably National Parks ticketing arrangement. Not somewhere you would visit if you are afraid of heights. The wild weather... More 

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Essential stop near Albany to understand eons old geography and the formation of Australia . A.accessible, well designed walkways lead you to a precipice which is safe and well-positioned over churning water and beautiful ocean.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you're wary of heights then stay away but if you can handle it then standing on the platform at the Gap is amazing. Crazy, but amazing. The sea is ferocious and beautiful at the same time. A must see if you can hack it.

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wheatbelt, WA
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Since our last visit the pathways have been greatly improved, making the area wheelchair friendly. Also, new viewing platforms have been extended over the gap and near the natural bridge, making the visit more interesting

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