Boora Point walking track
Malabar Headland National Park
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.
- Malabar Headland National Park in Sydney and surrounds
- 3.7km one-way
- Time suggested
- 45min - 1hr
- Grade 4
- Trip Intention Form
It's a good idea to let someone know where you're going. Fill in a trip intention form to send important details about your trip to your emergency contact.
- 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
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.
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.
Things to do:
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.
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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles.
- Nielsen Park office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
- 02 9337 5511
- Greycliffe House, Nielsen Park, 6 Steele Point Road, Vaucluse NSW 2030
- 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.