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.
Article updated 22/11/2020.