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The Gap and Natural Bridge
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$912.49*
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4-Day Tour from Perth Including Margaret River...
Ranked #3 of 90 things to do in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Visited on our 2nd day in Albany, a great FREE place to go look at some amazing landscape of Albany....definately worth the trip out.

Thank Nicole E
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

So beautiful, but I could see that people could get hurt here as the rocks are so tempting to walk all over. There are warning signs, but these get ignored by most.

Thank Hannah T
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Well worth the trip out - the roads are all sealed and good parking. Not a far walk and ease of access. Very easy to stay on the path and still see everything. There were a few idiots when we visited who got their kids to walk across the bridge!

Thank h0ltfamily
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

The rocks here are quite imposing and great for photography. It was quite cloudy the day we visited but still amazing. Unlike UK you are free to wander and get as close to the edges as you like, very refreshing!

Thank Fifizzz
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

These beautiful natural splendors are not to be missed. They truly are some of the most wonderful coastal rock formations I have ever seen. There are clear pathways, but I think these are not really wheelchair friendly even though I saw a family with a pram negating the paths.

Be extremely aware that it is not an area to explore randomly. There are giant King Waves that can actually be very dangerous if you do not stay on the allocated paths etc. But these are plentiful! Make sure you lock in valuables you leave in your car or take them with you, this area has been known to be targeted in the past by car vandals.

All in all though, it's not a trip to Albany if you miss this.

Thank Paula F
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