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Boora Point walking track

Malabar Headland National Park

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Explore spectacular coastline views in Malabar Headland National Park on Boora Point walking track. Only 30 minutes from Sydney city, you’ll find epic sandstone cliffs, whale watching opportunities and swimming spots.

3.7km one-way
Time suggested
45min - 1hr
Grade 4
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Opening times

This track is closed Saturdays, every 3rd Sunday of the month, and at other times when the ANZAC Rifle Range is in use.

Please note
  • Please check all safety messages and alerts before visiting. This track often closes at short notice to ensure public safety during ANZAC Rifle Range operations.
  • Western Escarpment walking track is a great alternative when the eastern section of the park is closed.

Boora Point walking track is a hidden gem in Malabar Headland National Park. It's the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney, spending a couple of hours immersed in nature. 

With sweeping views up and down the coast, explore this track in whale season and keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales. You might even be lucky enough to spot the rarer southern right whale as they journey north to warm tropical waters. Both Boora Point and Magic Point provide many vantage points for viewing along the way, so don’t forget your binoculars. However, be sure to stay well back from the cliff edges.

If you're doing a return walk you can choose to hike back a different way by returning via Artillery track and checking out the historic gun emplacements and sandstone railway tracks.

After working up a sweat, you can cool off with a dip in Maroubra Beach or Malabar Beach at either end. You’ll find picnic tables and barbecues in Arthur Byrne Reserve at the northern end of the track, so why not bring lunch and make a day of it.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


Get Wild About Whales in Sydney

NSW national parks in Sydney and surrounds have the best vantage points to see whales during their annual migration, which takes place from May to November. Plan your next coastal adventure on the Wild About Whales website.

 The Coast track, Royal National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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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 heath boasts coastal views, bird life and wildflowers.

Stairs down to Maroubra Beach, from Western Escarpment walking track, Malabar Headland National Park. Photo: E Sheargold © OEH

Also see

  • People walking through along the raised path on Artillery track. Photo: John Spencer © DPE

    Artillery track

    Artillery track is in Malabar Headland National Park along Boora Point walking track. Experience Sydney’s historic heritage and see the gun emplacements and rail tracks that formed part of the Malabar Battery.

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