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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 April 10, 2017

Although Entrance fee 12$ applies for whole Torndirrup National Park; but this is a must visit place. The mesmerizing view and the sound of ocean will take you to another level. I will suggest to bring some warm clothes as it is too windy.

Thank Engr Tanziha T
Reviewed April 10, 2017

I called to see this with the upgraded viewing platform and an excellent job has been done. The Gap is always a must see feature, as it is with the Natural Bridge. It was let down by a non-functioning ticket machine and poor facilities (non-existent)...More

Thank Rupert L
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

So this is a remote place accessible by car. On arrival you are expected to at your money into the machine.... it is not cheap but I believe you can get a ticket for a few sites all included? Lots of cars around Paved pathway...More

Thank mummygoddess
Reviewed April 6, 2017

The soothing water is always so good to see,when u arrive at the bridge,u see a whooping waves of water splashing on the bridge which is a aww moment.i was thrilled to see the splash.Arrive anytime before the sunset.

Thank Nishaz-05
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

We drove through Torndirrup National Park. Entrance fees apply and a monthly or yearly pass is worth the price if you are on a driving holiday. Massive granite outcrops, sheer cliffs and an amazingly engineered platform allows you to look down into the Gap and...More

Thank Mumjudy
Reviewed April 3, 2017

Great upgrade to walktrails & boardwalks. Good signage. Good photos. No public toilets is a bad design fault. Loverly day with little wind made it nice.

Thank JoyMargaretRiver
Reviewed April 1, 2017

We went at 8 a.m and already people were starting to arrive. The landscape is stunning with plants growing in the rocks. When it is fought the sea hits the rocks with such a force and you can get some great photos.

Thank ChardonnaySheila
Reviewed March 31, 2017

My last visit 19 years ago saw this as a rugged rocky and un-fenced place to visit. What a great innovation that has been built that allows all to walk out above the gap on the cantilevered walkway - to see and hear the power...More

Thank Jean A
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Do not miss these beautifully presented geological sea scrapes. Easily accessed and great photo opportunities of the fascinating power of the sea.

Thank LuboCoffsHarbour
Reviewed March 30, 2017

What an excellent job done by the people of Albany, made it safer for the public to view amazing Mother Nature, first visited the area about 42 years ago and the kids had their photo taken sitting on the Natural bridge.

Thank robenakerth
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Joceline A
Is there a restaurant or cafe nearby The Gap and Natural Bridge?
June 25, 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.
Daniel C
do you have to pay to visit?
February 8, 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
April 10, 2016|
Response from MrBoofhead |
Hi, Yes the road and all the facilities are now open