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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
+61 8 9841 9290
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

$13 just to walk the 100 m to the bridge and back. Looked at it on google maps, saved $13 for 15 minutes entertainment.

Thank iamacup
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you enjoy nature and the ocean, you will love this. Beautiful natural rock structures that any geology fan will enjoy. Very windy so pack a jacket or something. But definitely worth the visit.

Thank Sophie S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous coastline and amazing rock formations. Very windy day so a bit scary at The Gap ! You do have to pay for parking.

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 5 days ago

The only down side is that after working and paying our taxes you have to pay to get into the nature forest but well worth the trip.

Thank westwyalongsewan2017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An amazing site to visit! The bridge has been protected very well and it's a must see in Albany. Must go with the family.

Thank FBirdi
Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip to the Gap and the Natural Bridge was not disappointed. With the breathtaking coastline, amazing rock formation and superb construction of the area. I have never been anywhere so near a coastline before. I was just so thrilled.

Thank alicetrip11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The coastline itself in this location is absolutely breathtaking. Add to that the rock formations that so visibly illustrate the forces generated during the prehistoric formation of the earths surface. This is a very special place

Thank JoDubaiUae
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was on my list of places to visit in Albany and it didn’t disappoint. Absolutely stunning location and views. Incredible engineering in the construction of the viewing platform over the gap. The end of the platform may be challenging for those who have a height...More

Thank Kim O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place with breathtaking views of the ocean. The rock formations are awesome. Easy access. Definitely worth a look.

Thank TeriNoble
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The GAP is great with the new paths and platform , my kids thought it was awesome to see from underneath them . Shame some people can’t read signs maybe there needs to be some in foreign languages so they can read !

Thank Clare C
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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.
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
10 April 2016|
Response from MrBoofhead |
Hi, Yes the road and all the facilities are now open