The Gap is an impressive rugged granite channel carved by the waves of the Great Southern Ocean crashing against the granite coastline forming a spectacular sheer drop of almost twenty five metres. View the MAP of Torndirrup National Park to get your bearings.
The large car park is only 100metres from the viewing platform along a winding paved track which makes The Gap and the nearby Natural Bridge Formation are easily accessible. Heed any warnings that may appear along the pathways.
Rainbows are frequently spotted in the spray from the ocean's torrent.
There are three videos below, starting with a view of the gap during a sunset, second is a video looking westward up Torndirrup Peninsula and the islands offshore.
The third is The Gap during the day, with big waves! Click PLAY to watch them:
This part of Western Australia was once connected directly to Antarctica when Australia was a part of the supercontinent Gondwana. Just a few metres away you can view the Natural Bridge formation from another viewing platform down the path.
Torndirrup National Park, Western Australia
Torndirrup National Park
Situated on the Torndirrup peninsula which shelters Albany from the Great Southern Ocean, Torndirrup National Park has some of the Rainbow Coast's most extraordinary natural features.
An impressive rugged granite channel carved by the waves of the Great Southern Ocean crashing against the granite coastline forming a spectacular sheer drop of almost twenty five metres. Visit The Gap
The Natural Bridge is a granite formation caused by the gradual wearing away of the rock by the Great Southern Ocean. Visit the Natural Bridge
Stony Hill has a delightful 500mtr fairly level circular walk which offers spectacular 360 degree views. Visit Stony Hill
In the middle of the beach is a giant boulder which was lifted by the sea and placed onto the beach by the force of the waves.
Visit the Cable Beach
Salmon Holes is reached by a winding pathway from the lookout, descending to the white beach. The beach is named after the salmon that come to rest in the bays.
Visit the Salmon Holes
The Blowholes are crevasses in the granite stretching down to sea level far below. With each wave the 'holes' blow air and water up the channel Visit the The Blowholes
Green Islands sit just offshore to the south-west and give a stunning backdrop to this ancient coastline.