Whale watching, walking, and enjoying the scenic views just got a whole lot better following the completion of the new Malabar coastal walk that links to Maroubra beach.
The Boora Point Walking Track, along the coastline of the Malabar Headland National Park, has been upgraded with a wheelchair-accessible trail and a 510-metre extension to reach Magic Point, which wraps to the south side of the park along the trail leading to Maroubra Beach.
About 100 metres of this walking track is filled with crushed sandstone that requires extra accessibility assistance. Thus, the NSW Government invested $3.5 million for this project for the benefit and enjoyment of Sydney residents.
The new Malabar coastal walk linking to Maroubra will also protect the native vegetation by preventing ongoing erosion from informal tracks.
“These tracks are part of the NSW Government’s biggest infrastructure investment in national parks’ history, delivering $450 million of priority works to benefit the community and boost nature-based tourism across the State,” Environment Minister James Griffin said.
“Parks along our coastline are great places to get out and enjoy our unique environment while also offering great opportunities for whale watching.
“This investment will support jobs by creating better facilities, such as walking trails and family-friendly amenities, to meet increased demand for our national parks which are a key driver of the visitor economy, generating $18 billion in economic activity each year and supporting over 74,000 jobs.”
Malabar Headland National Park is one of Greater Sydney’s valuable natural and cultural features, reflecting the rich Aboriginal cultural heritage and important World War II heritage items.
It was designated as a heritage park in 2005 and was transferred under the management of the Commonwealth to the National Parks and Wildlife Service in 2016.