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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
Phone Number: +61 8 9841 9290
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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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Excellent natural attraction with added bonus of platform

This is a must see destination in the local area. The viewing platform has been well built with great paths and access. The view from the platform is spectacular you could... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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Stawell, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This is a must see destination in the local area. The viewing platform has been well built with great paths and access. The view from the platform is spectacular you could literally stand and watch for ages. The sea coming in is amazing. Bit further down is the natural bridge which is also worthwhile.

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Margaret River, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Amazing experience to stand out above the wild ocean and experience its force. Amazing structure to allow you to experience this awesome Natural Wonder

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The new lookout is quite amazing-we went on a very windy day and our car was covered in salt by the time we got back! They've really a fantastic job. The only thing we thought is it could do with a couple of loos there.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Mesmerised by The Gap. I could have stayed all day watching this!! The Natural Bridge also amazing. Two fantastic natural beauties so close together. Amazing experience.

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Albany, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Recently opened viewing platform providing a safe vantage point at a popular viewing site at the gap and natural bridge in the Torndirrup Nature Reserve.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Amazing scenery and great for photos, a beautiful drive out around Albany to reach them as well. Information signs at the locations are great as well for those that are unsure of what has formed or the stories of the location.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Bridge perched out over a 25M drop on coastline. Views spectacular and good sealed walking paths, close to car park.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent place with very nice rocks, mountains & sea view. A must stop over venue for all. Thank you Perth for an excellent experience😘😘😘

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Very stunning with the place although a very long drive from Margaret river, really worth making a trip there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Wow!!! Just get your camera ready. If you are brace enough to venture, walk down the rocks at the Bridge to get a unblocked view of the ocean.

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