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Malabar Headland National Park


Located near Maroubra in Sydney, the eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is now open. The park does close when ANZAC Rifle Range is in use so please check safety messages and alerts before visiting. The western section will remain closed until the completion of the Western Escarpment walking track.

Read more about Malabar Headland National Park

Located near Maroubra in Sydney's eastern suburbs, Malabar Headland National Park's dramatic cliff tops and rugged bushland are popular spots for coast walks, views, fishing and whale watching. The park contains a new and spectacular link in the iconic Eastern Beaches coastal walk, which winds its way from Bondi Beach to Botany Bay. You'll also find popular swimming spots – Maroubra Beach and Malabar Beach – at the beginning and end of Boora Point walking track.

Tucked between public beaches and parks, Malabar Headland's natural landscape is dominated by towering cliffs, sandstone escarpments and remnant heritage structures. Get away from the urban crowds and discover expansive views of the headlands north to Bondi and south to La Perouse. During whale watching season, keep your eye out for humpback whales cruising along the Pacific Ocean.

Nature lovers (especially plant enthusiasts) will find several species of wildlife and protected vegetation, including the critically endangered eastern suburbs banksia scrub.

ANZAC Rifle Range

The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is subject to closure when the adjacent ANZAC Rifle Range is in use. This is the largest rifle range in the southern hemisphere and is headquarters to the New South Wales Rifle Association. Please check all safety messages and alerts before visiting.

Highlights in this park

  • Boora Point walking track in Malabar Headland offers some great views and walking track for the avid walker.

    Boora Point walking track

    Explore the spectacular coastline views in Malabar Headland National Park on Boora Point walking track. Only 30 minutes from Sydney city, you’ll find ...


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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken


  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Western section: Closed until further notice.

    Eastern section: Open but may be closed at times due to poor weather, fire danger or during rifle range operation - please check the safety messages.

    • Vaucluse
      (02) 9337 5511
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
    • Greycliffe House, Nielsen Park, Vaucluse NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9337 1303
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View to magic point from cliffs in Malabar Headland National Park. Photo: C Weston/OEH