Malabar Headland and fortification tour
Malabar Headland National Park
Join this fascinating tour at Malabar Headland National Park. Find out the history of this area. Hear the story of Malabar Battery, built during World War II to defend Sydney from possible invasion.
Thursday 19 March, Thursday 21 May and Thursday 23 July 2020, 10.30am to 2pm. Meet at 10.15am.
- Malabar Headland National Park
- No wheelchair access
- Hard. You'll walk 3.7km on this tour.
Adult $25 per person. Concession $20 per person.
- Meeting point
- Meet at the carpark at the end of Fishermans Road, Malabar
- What to
- Sturdy shoes, suitable clothing, sunscreen, drinking water, snacks
- Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online.
One of the intriguing features of Malabar Headland is the Malabar Battery, also known as the Boora Point Battery. It was the 4th defence battery built on the headlands in this area. On this tour you'll find out how it complemented the Henry Head Battery, and the Cape Banks and Bare Island fortifications.
You'll also learn about the pre-colonial landscapes of the eastern suburbs and the plants and animals that thrive in the area. Make sure you ask your guide how Malabar got its name. And during the whale migration season you may also see a whale or two.
Bring some water and a snack to enjoy on the headland. Don't forget your camera – you'll want to capture many images of the magnificent views.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 02 9585 6831
- in Malabar Headland National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Western section: Open all year but may close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.