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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
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"viewing platform"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Need to pay if you don’t have a Parks pass but worth the $$ rainbows shine on the waves of the gap. The wind was high so the waves were high nearly splashing us up on the lookout. Great views. The natural Bridge was a...More

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DPaW_2016, Owner at The Gap and Natural Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review. Sounds like the Southern Ocean was pumping. Great to see you are using a park pass. Here's a tip. If you do pay for your park entry at The Gap (the pay station is in the car park), feel free to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The scenery is breathtaking. Love it very much. Some beautiful scenes was spoilt when some of foolish human trying to be brave risking their own life...More

Thank AKKL
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DPaW_2016, Owner at The Gap and Natural Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for your very timely review AKKL. Please, when visiting the Natural Bridge, definitely do not climb down on the rocks under the 'bridge'. Read the warning signs. They have been placed there for a reason. You are placing your life at risk...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely time at the gap, beautiful views, can get some lovely photos, cost $12 to park there, they have built a lovely walk way and a good look out area , but please follow the saferty signs & stay on the foot...More

Thank Shrek196
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

we visited on a rainy gusty day, and had to struggle to get the car door open as the very strong wind was blowing the door shut. even as we walked towards the lookout platform, we found ourselves struggling against the wind as we walked....More

Thank lalangm
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not really into lookouts and that type thing. This spot however is no boring lookout. It is really extraordinary. Thrashing sea, wild waves, etc

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see natural attraction!! Perfect for kids of all ages. Plenty of safe view points and reasonably priced!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No one does it better than Mother Nature Well planned out & the viewing platform is fantastic: Desleigh Dutton

Thank MicheleDmj
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic! The Western Australian National Parks certainly have done a great and innovative job with access to the Gap & Natural Bridge. The viewing platforms and footpaths allow you to get much closer to the powerful force of nature in safety. We certainly didn't begrude...More

Thank Kay M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on a cold and very windy day, but I think that made it all the more amazing having the waves crashing on the cliff face and shot see spray up across the carpark. Wonderful.

Thank Lauren K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing and breathtaking views! The gap look absolutely fantastic with a bit of thrill when look down. Also the natural bridge formed is fascinating.

Thank Bryan L
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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.
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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
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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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