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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

During my visit, it was raining heavily and the wind was howling. It was quite scary standing on top of the gap with the big waves crashing onto the cliffs! A must visit!

Thank HannyChew
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Gap and Natural Bridge are well worth visiting. Well signed and great views. Small cost to view and pay with credit card at the site.

Thank wandering2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

iF YOU ARE SCARED OF HEIGHTS TAKE A BIG BREATH. The view is spectacular and the ocean beneath your feet is frightening.

Thank annelou42
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really impressive what mother nature did there for us :-). It is definitely worth a visit. The walkways and platforms are designed well, safe and informative. And it is wheelchair accessible - good !

Thank NadineSunshine
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were really surprised by this site. Well worth the short drive out of Albany. You need to pay for parking.

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place has been upgraded. Safety paths were built so it's safe. Deck has been built so we could stand over and watch the gap. I could stand there for hours just to see the waves.

Thank San33sg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my 6th visit. I only go to WA as a tourist. This time with all the excellent improvements made towards making the place safe and secure (building structures to allow visitors to stand safely to view the spectacular natural attraction), I was able...More

Thank Chrislye
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gap has a platform that is suspended in mid air so you can see the sea rush in to the gap underneath you. The power of the ocean there is mesmerising. Only downside is a fee is payable to visit.

Thank jdawg293
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must place to visit.... I could have just sat at the Gap for hours & hours it's views and ocean is amazing..

Reviewed 1 week ago

The viewing platform was totally amazing,to watch the ocean in its ferocious form was incredible,i could not tear myself away from the view.

Thank martynemes
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Daniel C
do you have to pay to visit?
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
Has the road block been lifted off the Gap Road? I read that road closure until further notice which I do not think there was any further notices. I was thinking of visiting the place in June and yes, I am aware that it might be very cold. Just cross my fingers that its going to be one sunny winter day :D
10 April 2016|
Response from MrBoofhead |
Hi, Yes the road and all the facilities are now open