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“Windy and Wild” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Gap and Natural Bridge

The Gap and Natural Bridge
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4-Day Tour from Perth Including Margaret River, Valley of the Giants Tree Top...
Ranked #3 of 81 things to do in Albany
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Windy and Wild”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

In the wind the seas were up which made for dramatic viewing. Particularly pleasing were the well maintained paths and viewing platforms.

Visited June 2014
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“Definitely worth the short trip when in or near Albany”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

I stopped by when there were very few people present. Take a jacket if going in May - the wind can be bone-chilling, even if the sun's shining.

Do you like photography or recording video footage? Then imagine yourself shooting the angry ocean crashing against the rocks and absorbing in the echoing sound of the 'BOOM' each time the elements join force. If this is your thing, The Gap is worth a visit (descriptive enough?)

The Natural Bridge (just down the path) was interesting to see too. More than anything, it's the surrounding scenery that makes it. The rock formation was (for me) a 'wow!'

When in Albany - head down the road to these places, including the 'blow hole'....now that was something. Strong gusts of air shooting up between a hole in the rocks - a person can capture a very cool shot of their hair standing completely upright. Don't be alarmed by how loud it actually is!

This blow hole is very unlike other well-known blow holes where water shoots up (like in Kiama, NSW). A little further down the road and you'll come across Salmon Holes - a scenic beach with aqua coloured water :-)

Visited May 2014
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Rockingham, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

We have been to the Gap a couple of times. First visit the weather wasn't great, so it was a very quick "look see" before heading back to the car. Last visit was very pleasant. It is so good that paths have been built for tourists to walk on, and the scenery is just beautiful.

Visited October 2013
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Miri, Malaysia
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“A Way to be Amazed with God's creation!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

such an amazing nature phenonenon and we will be amazed on how beautiful this place is! A must go location in Albany indeed!

Visited June 2014
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“Fantastic free attractions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Driving along this area near Albany there are a lot of great walks and beautiful scenery. Really enjoyed specifically the Gap and Natural Bridge, the waves were stunning and impressive.

Visited January 2014
Thank Nat M
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