The Gap

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The Gap

The Gap is a stunn­ing 24-metre granite chasm carved over millennia by the pound­ing waves of the South­ern Ocean.

The Gap look­out is a dar­ing steel and mesh con­struc­tion using im­por­ted Swedish steel that juts out 4 metres direct­ly over the Gap chasm. The see-through mesh floor pro­vides an in­cred­ible view of the pound­ing waves, 24 metres below.

Dur­ing a heavy swell, the water booms through the chasm, send­ing spray over the look­out area.

On calm days, the water can me mesmeris­ing with un­pre­dict­able and sudden crashes of water. Dur­ing a heavy swell, the water booms through the chasm, send­ing spray over the look­out area.

A re­c­ent $6.1 million upgrade The Gap and Nat­ural Bridge in­clude two un­ivers­ally access­ible look­out structures, con­nect­ing paths, a picnic area, in­terpret­ive signage and a re­furbished car park. Fund­ing for the upgraded facili­ties was pro­vided by the W.A. State Government's Royal­ties for Re­gions pro­gram and the De­part­ment of Parks and Wildlife.

The Gap is loca­ted in Torndirrup National Park, about 10 km south of Albany along French­man Bay Road. Re­ceiv­ing an average 250,000 visitors a year, the park is a must-see when tour­ing the Albany Re­gion.

Visitors to Torndirrup National Park are re­quired to purchase a Day Pass from vend­ing machines in the car park. Pro­ceeds go towards the on-go­ing care and im­pro­ve­ment of facili­ties in the park.

Please take care to stay on marked paths as the South Coast can be danger­ous and un­pre­dict­able.

National Park Fees

Article updated 12/09/2017.