Malabar Headland walking track

National Parks and Wildlife Service is improving the Boora Point walking track in Malabar Headland National Park.

Cliffs and coastline, Malabar Headland National ParkMalabar Headland is of great importance to the local community, greater Sydney and beyond. It has exceptional cultural and natural heritage values with culturally rich Aboriginal heritage and many important World War II heritage items.

The project will upgrade the walking track from Magic Point to Boora Point, while also incorporating the recently completed Artillery Loop track. The environmentally sensitive walking track will take visitors past important remnant Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub, historic World War II defences and exceptional views of the sandstone cliffs and ocean beyond.

The project is being funded through the NSW Government's Improving Access to National Parks Program.

 

From 2019 to early 2020, National Parks and Wildlife Service undertook site investigation and analysis, detailed design development and approvals. Initial works have been completed between Boora Point and Magic Point.

Works are underway from the northern entrance to the park to south of Magic Point.

The Stage B closure is now in place, with Boora Point loop open and the Western Escarpment track remaining open. Construction is scheduled to take place from May to late October 2021; however, the timeframe for completion of this work has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis, including the recent pause on construction and ongoing restrictions of movement of construction contractors between local government areas arising from public health orders.

We are working to resolve these issues and hope to provide a revised estimate for completion as soon as possible.

Malabar Headland walking track, Stage B map

Stakeholders, visitors and nearby residents will be kept informed of this project as it develops. Updates will be available from this project webpage and via the stakeholder newsletter. To subscribe, please submit your details below.

In accordance with NSW planning legislation, we have carried out rigorous environmental assessment of the site with input from relevant specialists. The new walking track is a key management direction from the Statement of Management Intent: Malabar Headland National Park. In addition, we undertook community consultation for this new track in 2016, which had wide support.

Visitors and the community will be kept informed of the progress of this project through regular updates on this webpage. To subscribe for updates, please submit your details below.

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Malabar Headland walking track

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