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Boora Point walking track

Malabar Headland National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Boora Point walking track.

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    45min - 1hr

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    3.7km one-way

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Boora Point walking track is in Malabar Headland National Park.

To get to Arthur Byrne Reserve carpark from Sydney city:

  • Drive south along Anzac Parade
  • Turn left onto Fitzgerald Avenue
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Bernie Kelly Drive
  • The carpark is at the end of Bernie Kelly Drive

To get to the Fishermans Road carpark from Sydney city:

  • Drive south along Anzac Parade
  • Turn left onto Cromwell Place
  • Turn left onto Franklin Street
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Dacre Street
  • Turn left onto Fishermans Road

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Parking

Free parking is available at the south end of Maroubra Beach at Arthur Byrne Reserve carpark, with wheelchair-accessible parking available 600m from the track head. 

You can also park Fishermans Road carpark, only 200m from the track head. There’s no wheelchair-accessible parking here.

Best times to visit

Winter

Between June and July visitors can expect to witness the migration of humpback whales and if you are very lucky the rarer southern right whale which pass close by the headland heading north to warmer tropical waters to breed. Between August and October, they can also be witnessed returning to the food-rich Antarctic waters.

Facilities

There are no amenities within Malabar National Park. You can find toilets, picnic tables and barbecues nearby at Arthur Byrne Reserve, Maroubra Beach. There are no rubbish bins in the park, please take all of your waste with you.

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Safety messages

ANZAC rifle range closures 

  • When the nearby ANZAC Rifle Range is operating, the eastern section of the park is closed to public access.  
  • The eastern section of the park is always closed on Saturdays and every third Sunday of the month. It is often closed on weekdays also. 
  • Always check the safety messages and local alerts before planning a visit.
  • Please do not enter the park if red flags are flying above the Rifle Range and observe area closure signs at all times.
  • More safety information can be found on the NSW Rifle Association website

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

  • Boora Point walking track passes close by unstable cliff edges; always supervise children and stick to the marked route.
  • There are many divergent tracks. Please stay on the marked route to protect Eastern suburbs banksia scrub and avoid hazards.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Wearing of a life jacket is compulsory for all rock fishers

Water activities

Beaches, rivers and lakes in NSW national parks offer lots of opportunities for water activities. Please take care in the water and find out how to help your family and friends stay safe around water.

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

While fishing is permitted at Malabar Headland, it can be very dangerous. Life jackets are compulsory when rock fishing. Please see our fishing safety page for more.

Recreational fishing off Magic Point is permitted. However, line fishing is prohibited more than 50m offshore because Magic Point is a critical habitat area for the endangered grey nurse shark. Check this map showing the critical habitat area.

Prohibited

Cycling

Bicycles and trail bikes are not permitted on Boora Point walking track.

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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Coastal heathland atop sandstone escarpment at Boora Boint, Malabar National Park. Photo: Chad Weston/OEH