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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” (38 reviews)
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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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"car park"
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Very interesting natural wonder excellent pathways and access to all good vantage points nice walks nice place to have a picnic and walk

Thank Suzieq58
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Spectacular lookout built over the gap. On a windy day as it was when we visited, you get the thrill seeker feeling. Recommend a a place to visit

Thank Colin M
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Galeforce winds made this experience extra thrilling.Nature at its best.The walkway and bridges are well built and the limestone rocks are beautiful.

Thank neridathiering
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I visited here on my first day in Oz and must say it took my breath away. The spray from the water is incredible. You really feel like you are in the environment. It's been built really well.

Thank Hannah C
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

So worth the drive, such a beautiful setting, very accessible. The viewing platform helps you appreciate the power and beauty of this spot

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

A recently opened footpath makes it easy to get to these sights. Watch the waves pound against the rocks. A hanging observation deck gives wonderful views of the Gap.

Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

When here on a wet and very windy day and was a little worried about going out on the viewing platform. It is absolutely worth it and a great feat of engineering, I felt quite safe on it even with the strong wind. You do...More

1  Thank MABonAUS
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

All upgraded and very safe.. We used to walk over the Natural Bridge a long time ago. Amazing views.. A note Remember pay for parking entry Credit Card

Thank C W
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The trip was made more spectacular by the winter weather. The strong winds made the sea rough and crash into the rocks. The raised platform provides a great view of the waves.

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Like the new viewing platform and information panels. Plenty of access to areas and views of the ocean.

Thank julieD9014SH
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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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