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Malabar Headland and fortification tour

Malabar Headland National Park


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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.
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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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

View to Maroubra Beach from Western Escarpment walking track. Photo: E Sheargold/OEH