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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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“natural wonder” (41 reviews)
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Via Frenchman Bay Road, Torndirrup National Park | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
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+61 8 9841 9290
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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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"the cliff"
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"awe inspiring"
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"torndirrup national park"
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"short drive"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a time we had at The Gap. It was blowing so hard we could hardly walk onto the Walkway and the sea was spraying all over us and the paths but it was fabulous. Mother Nature at her best. A wild day.

Thank Dianne010_10
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such an amazing natural wonder! The beautiful, dramatic Great Southern coast line is on full display at The Gap. It has recently been ‘renovated’ with new concrete pathways and safety rails that take nothing away from the sight seeing, but add easy access and safety....More

Thank Joanna T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not bad, very family friendly as long as everyone stays on the bridge. We were tempted to wander off the beaten track but someone recently died so we didn't want to jinx it. Go when there is alot of swell / high tide.

Thank kathmanduuutrip
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is an amazing place to visit but you need to heed the safety signs or risk loosing your life. Please enjoy the awesomeness of the site but don't be stupid.

Thank beatle22
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is nothing short of amazing. The rock formations and surging waves are nature at her best. Plenty of signage and info and for the brave take a look down at the sea below. Well worth a visit when in the Albany area. Just...More

Thank Overtheditch
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the gale force winds and spray from the ocean, this is a must see in the Albany area. The platform hangs over the edge of the rocks so if you're brave, you can look through the grating and see the churning water below. The...More

Thank Vicki K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Gap and Natural Bridge on a less than pleasant day. The wind was strong and the sea spray cold but it was still worth visiting. What and amazing place: to stand on the lookout platforms with the sea surging below was exhilarating....More

Thank Pamela E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gap never ceases to amaze. I have been seeing photos of the Gap with some spectacular waves on Facebook. I did not want to loose out. Well I was not disappointed. Spectacular big King waves splashing right up to the top rocks. I say...More

Thank Karin M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place to do photography and climbing with caution of course it can be very dangerous to those who are not expecting high winds and the blow holes

Thank Adventurous679
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I believe this attraction is great at all times but when the wind is blowing and the tide is high it is insane. The waves were crashing in for a spectacular display and even the locals were out to witness the show

Thank janno09
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Joceline A
26 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
9 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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