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.