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Malabar Headland National Park eastern walking track

Escarpment in Malabar Headlands National Park showing part of the proposed walking track route. Steve Huntley OEH.

The Boora Point Walking Track will traverse the headlands dramatic sandstone cliffs and provide spectacular ocean views. Steve Huntley OEH.

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) sought comment on conceptual plans for a coastal walking track (Boora Point Walking Track), associated lookouts and information nodes as well as a loop track which would pass by the World War II heritage buildings and formal rock angler access in the eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park between 4 July and 29 July 2016.

The proposed walking track will provide a unique and spectacular coastal walking experience and provide safe, formal public access to the newly declared Malabar Headland National Park. The walking track will connect South Maroubra Beach and Malabar Beach, extending the Eastern Beaches Coastal Walk.

This consultation supplements the community engagement process conducted by Randwick City Council for the 'Western Escarpment Walking Track', in March 2016.

NPWS will consider all feedback received during the consultation period in the course of preparing final plans for the walking tracks and associated infrastructure.

Please note Malabar Headland National Park is currently closed while safety and establishment works are being completed.

Concept plans

The conceptual plans detail the proposed route for the 3.7km 'Boora Pt Walking Track', a heritage loop track and rock angler access. Key design principles:

  • minimise impact on the natural and cultural values of the Park, including the endangered ecological community, Eastern Suburbs banksia scrub
  • provide a consistent standard of accessibility and a safer walking experience
  • identify and provide inspirational locations for lookouts and visitors experience
  • utilise existing natural surfaces where suitable
  • identify equitable access opportunities
  • provide formal and safe access for experienced rock anglers
  • identify appropriate infrastructure for the terrain including minimising erosion
  • identify a route alignment to achieve a logical and satisfying visitor experience
  • design for durability and low maintenance
  • design for cost effective construction methods

Download documents

These documents were produced by Thompson Berrill Landscape Design on behalf of Office of Environment and Heritage for design and planning purposes.

Providing feedback

Feedback on the concept plans has now closed. For further information, please contact Ranger Chad Weston on 02 9337 5511.

Page last updated: 31 July 2016