Malabar and Maroubra beaches are now linked by Boora Point Walking Track, a new trail that meanders along the coastline through Malabar Headland National Park. Coastal cliffs and whale watching here we come!


Part of the trail is wheelchair accessible, with the current boardwalk from Maroubra Beach being extended by 510 metres to reach the headland at Magic Point. From there, the trail continues on to Boora Point, where it meets up with the already established track that wraps around the southern side of the national park and continues on to Maroubra Beach. 

Boora Point Walking Track is part of a $3.5 million investment into Malabar Headland National Park, to improve public usage, enjoyment, and safety of the area. 

‘This national park was established following transfer from the Commonwealth to the National Parks and Wildlife Service in 2016 and a key objective was building a walking track on the eastern edge of the park to improve public access,’ said Environment Minister James Griffin.

The new track has been specifically designed to help protect the surrounding vegetation, including the endangered ecological community of Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub, as informal walking tracks had been trodden throughout the area. This new trail will keep all walkers on the same path, allowing for the surrounding vegetation to thrive again. 

It’s also a prime location for whale watching during the humpback migration!

NSW National Parks said the start of the trail at Maroubra crosses 100m of crushed sandstone track, which is mobile-friendly but may require extra accessibility assistance.

Please note! There’s a rifle range within Malabar Headland National Park that forces its closure on certain days of the week and year. Check the closure times through the NSW National Parks website before heading out.


Feature photo thanks to @travelmademedoit_