The Gap and Natural Bridge

The Gap and Natural Bridge, Albany: Hours, Address, The Gap and Natural Bridge Reviews: 4.5/5

The Gap and Natural Bridge
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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Anna C
3 contributions
Brilliant
Nov 2021 • Couples
Absolutely amazing such a lot of work has been done to help make the experience safer and easy to view the gap without felling scared
Written November 21, 2021
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viso9ft
Dublin, Ireland16 contributions
Another must see
Nov 2021
A lot of work done here to make it completely wheelchair friendly. Ticket system not very fast and $15 per day a bit steep. Definitely worth the drive to hang out over the gap
Written November 14, 2021
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Suzette B
Perth, Australia99 contributions
Breathtaking
Nov 2021 • Couples
This is an absolute must to see. I last came here as a child when there were no paths or viewing platforms. Absolutely breathtaking, so well maintained. It is a credit to the Albany Shire.!
Written November 9, 2021
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Sharon Lee
Perth, Australia54 contributions
Great natural wonder
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is a ‘must see’ for all tourists! Easy walk to the viewing platform. Great photo opportunity! Hold onto your phone though and bridge moves a bit.
Stay on the path due to the danger factor. Must see in Albany!
Written October 27, 2021
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Triani82
Perth, Australia140 contributions
Stunning rugged landscape
Oct 2021 • Family
Absolutely stunning rugged coast with spectacular views.
There is a $15 charge which we were happy to pay via self pay ticket machines.
We visited in the afternoon in early October & I would recommend taking a jacket as it was windy & we definitely needed ours.
Due to the rugged landscape & wind we really appreciated how difficult must have been installing all of the walk ways which is why we were happy to pay the fee, however a lack of toilets was a real let down as there is nothing else nearby if needed.
I was mesmerised watching the waves crashing with such force against the rocks in the gap & would have stayed longer had the kids not dragged me away.
I was also impressed to see everything in such pristine condition, it is beautifully maintained & no rubbish floating around, just a natural wonder in all its perfection.
I would suggest a visit to the Whaling Station museum nearby afterwards as you don't need to purchase a ticket to use the toilets there or grab a drink or a bite to eat in their cafe which also has spectacular views over the water.
Written October 8, 2021
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jazzas
Perth, Australia12 contributions
Spectacular landscape
Oct 2021
The platforms allow safe access to observe the unique landscape of WA's southern coast. Pram-friendly, although there are no public toilets. $15 park fee per car applies.
Written October 6, 2021
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Lorraine L
Tarwin Lower, Australia2,320 contributions
Spectacular experiance
Oct 2021
Spectacular is the only word to be used here. There is a walkway from the car park out to both the Natural Bridge and The Gap, which must have cost a small fortune to build and we were most thankful to have it there. There is a fee to enter like there is at every National Park in WA, we had purchased an annual pass while in Kununurra and this has really paid off for us. To have these walkways out to both points is worth every penny we pay, what an amazing engineering feat was the platform out over The Gap. The Natural Bridge was just visually beautiful to see and we are feeling chuffed to have been able to view it. Looking out over the Gap is very exciting and to see and hear the waves crashing against the rocks below is something to remember.
Written October 4, 2021
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Paul T
22 contributions
All for the money
Sep 2021 • Couples
Went to see the bridge formation. Was disappointed with the fact that you have to pay $12 To see something that belongs to the people. As the machine only takes credit cards, was unable to pay cash. Didn't see the bridge.
Written September 27, 2021
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LMCM111
Perth, Australia607 contributions
Stunning scenery
Sep 2021
A day of wild weather for our visit but it made it more atmospheric, with the lowering sky and sea spray. Thought the walkways and viewing platforms a great addition, made it safer and easier to access without in any way taking away from the natural beauty. Great to see nature at its most stunning.
Written September 17, 2021
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Corinne D
Modbury, Australia5 contributions
great place
Aug 2021
It was a very windy day on our visit and the ocean was really rough making the gap a spectacular sight. Salt spray everywhere and if it wasnt so windy and cold could spend a lot more time watching the waves.
Written August 27, 2021
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