Malabar Headland National Park
What we're doing
Park management activities
Malabar Headland National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the detailed park and fire management documents.
Conserving our Aboriginal culture
Malabar Headland National Park aims to manage Aboriginal sites with guidance from the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council. Ongoing research and maintenance of an Aboriginal sites register within the park is a priority in Malabar.
Developing visitor facilities and experiences
NPWS will continue to improve and maintain visitor park facilities such as walking tracks, lookouts, day use facilities and signage.
Historic heritage in our parks and reserves
Malabar has a unique historic heritage, NPWS will continue to work towards protecting these areas from vandalism and investigate safe options for public access.
Fire will be managed in accordance with Living with Fire in NSW National Parks – A strategy for managing bushfires in national parks and reserves 2012-2021. A Reserve Fire Management Strategy will be prepared for Malabar Headland National Park and made available to the public.
The biodiversity of Malabar Headland National Park is protected by minimising the impacts of visitor use, weeds and pest animals, and regenerating important plant communities using local endemic species.
From mountain rainforests and coastal dunes, to bird-filled wetlands and eucalyptus forests, important bush regeneration work is being carried out across NSW.
Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats
Pests and weeds have a significant impact on the ecosystems within Malabar Headland National Park. NPWS, in conjunction with the community group Friends of Malabar Headland, carries out regular works to protect biodiversity in this park.
- in the Sydney and surrounds region
Western section: Open all year but may close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Nielsen Park office
02 9337 5511
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
- Greycliffe House, Nielsen Park, 6 Steele Point Road, Vaucluse NSW 2030
- Nielsen Park office
Volunteer for bush regeneration at Malabar Headland in south-east Sydney. Join one of the 2 groups that meet regularly in this national park. Meet like-minded people who share your love of nature. You'll help conserve the area’s Australian native plants and animals.
Donate to NSW National Parks
Valuable conservation work is being done in our national parks through the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, a not-for-profit organisation with the mission to care for Australia’s native plants, animals and cultural heritage.