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“Worth a visit but there are plenty of other places to see in Albany”

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 82 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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Melbourne, Australia
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“Worth a visit but there are plenty of other places to see in Albany”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is a very well serviced natural attraction. A sealed road leads all the way, then a concrete path to both the bridge and the Gap. A steel balustrade halts your progress. The coastline is stunning and it's well worth the trip, but don't bypass some of the other attractions in the area.

Cable beach is 200m on the same road closer back to town. The ocean is an amazing colour and you'll get an idea of it's massive power as you spy a precarious granite boulder perched on a rock formation in the middle of the beach. read the sign, it's estimated to be 100 tonnes and was thrown there by the surf.

I think the prettiest attraction in the area is the stunning little beach - Salmon Holes. Same road that you drove in on, just further along.

Visited November 2012
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Bunbury
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“Rugged coastline”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Just off the main road so no long trek to get there. Breathtaking rugged coastal views and right time of the year for us to see a couple of whales not far out jumping out of the water. Very safe pathways.

Visited November 2012
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Brisbane
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“Tourist attractions around Albany, WA”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

good access, seal roads, not far from Albany, and at the attraction it was not far to walk and the features were easy to see from the viewing spots provided

Visited October 2012
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Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Most see! Its an amazing natural site that I definately recommended you check out!! You wont be disappointed, especially if you go on a rough day.

Visited October 2012
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Maroubra, Australia
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“Rugged beauty.”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Short drive from the centre of Albany & very accessible for all ages. Beautiful, rugged & unique scenery ........ not to be missed.

Visited October 2012
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