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Malabar Headland National Park

Overview

Malabar Headland National Park offers dramatic coastal views and walks between Maroubra and Malabar beaches, in Sydney's east. The western section of the park is open year-round. The eastern section is closed when ANZAC Rifle Range is in use so check safety messages and alerts before visiting.

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Dramatic cliff top views and rugged bushland make Malabar Headland National Park a popular spot for coast walks and fishing. Keep an eye out for humpbacks cruising the Pacific Ocean during whale watching season too.

Tucked between public beaches and parks, the natural landscape is dominated by towering cliffs, sandstone escarpments and remnant heritage structures. Get away from the urban crowds and discover expansive views all the way north to Bondi and south to La Perouse.

If you're looking to cool off in summer you'll find popular swimming spots nearby, with Maroubra Beach and Malabar Beach located near either end of Western Escarpment walking track and Boora Point walking track. And nature lovers 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

  • Boardwalk and Maroubra Beach views along Western Escarpment walking track, Malabar Headland National Park. Photo: E Sheargold/OEH

    Western Escarpment walking track

    Get back to nature on Western Escarpment walking track in Sydney's Malabar Headland National Park, near Maroubra. This short track through native heat...

  • View of ocean from Boora Point walking track in Malabar Headland.

    Boora Point walking track

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

  • Volunteers participating in bushcare, Bouddi National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

    Friends of Malabar Headland

    Volunteer for bush regeneration at Malabar Headland in south-east Sydney. Join one of the 2 groups that meet regularly in this national park. Meet lik...

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

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

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

Contact

  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Eastern section: Often closed during ANZAC rifle range operation. Closed every Saturday and every 3rd Sunday of the month. Check local alerts and safety messages before visiting.

    Western section: Open all year but may close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • 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