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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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+61 8 9841 9290
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Well worth the drive

Very spectacular views and the viewing platform is feat of engineering as well. Informative signs and history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very spectacular views and the viewing platform is feat of engineering as well. Informative signs and history.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great place to visit, and very well done. The views around the gap are magnificent and the walkways are a great idea. Loved the platform but it would to too scary for some. I thought the $12 entry for a car was well worth it, it worked out a $4 per head for the three of us,... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Albany is making the most of its natural resources. Very informative to read how the rock formation was created and how natural erosion of this rock has formed the bridge we see today. I particularly like the platform created which extends out over the ledge, so you can see the sea under your feet - whilst feeling perfectly safe. An... More 

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Thank Dawn A
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an awesome site to visit, the history extremely interesting. With sign boards to read. Plenty of car parking available which requires payment via machine with card. $6 for seniors. Well made walking paths and viewing platforms. 16 km drive from Albany. No toilets available. Must see.

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Thank Ingrid A
Mandurah, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The views from the boardwalk are stunning, I could have watched the huge waves of the Southern Ocean smashing against the huge granite formations for hours. Don't miss the natural bridge.

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Thank jpratt27
Albany, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was underwhelmed when we visited, as it was a calm day. If you are in Albany for a few days, watch the weather forecast and go when the swell is up! I don't like having to pay, but tried to (twice), and it was rejected both times. Not one other group attempted to pay whilst we were there. On... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The attraction of the sea always excites us and the new platform reaching out over the gap gives a great perspective over constantly agitating waters, especially with a heavy swell.

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Thank Wesley M
Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off here as part of our visit to Torndirrup national park. Definitely worth a visit. A newly built path and viewing platform create a safe place to peer down the Gap and view th natural bridge.

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Vasse, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful! The new pathways make it safer and the info is interesting. Breathtaking well worth the visit.

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New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to have a look, the water was rushing this morning , worth the drive for a look. Take a jumper as it was a bit windy today

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