COME SEE Maroubra to Malabar, Sydney NSW. Australia.
MAROUBRA TO MALABAR: THE GUIDE
ACCESSIBILITY: Closed every Saturday, third Sunday and other times the Rifle range is in use.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Morning-Midday.
LOCATION: (Open in Google Maps)
WALKING DISTANCE: 7km loop.
TIME REQUIRED: 2.5 hours.
Tourist Rating/10: 4 – Mostly local.
TIPS: If you’re in it for the views and just want to see all the pretty parts, tun around after Magic Point or Boora Point.
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MAROUBRA TO MALABAR: THE EXPERIENCE
As told by Jackie Te-Aroha
1. Maroubra beach
Maroubra Beach has 4 hour parking just behind the pavilion that should be plenty of time for the walk plus a swim. Maroubra is a typical City Beach with BBQ areas, outdoor showers, beach kiosk, playground, outdoor gym epuipmemt with a selection of cafes nearby. The beach is patrolled and is good for both swimming and surfing. Follow the promenade south to begin the walk.
2. South Maroubra
The path is between the shore and and the skatepark at the end of the pavillion. It follows along to South Maroubra Beach where there is another Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) and outdoor showers. The South seems to be the preffered spot for surfers who use the flat water beside the rocks to paddle out. At the very southern part of the beach there’s a small path that leads up to the gates of the Anzac Rifle Range.
3. Entry to the Malabar Headland National Park.
There’s a metal grated pathway that leads through the dense vegetation and along to the next points of interest.
4. Little Greenie
This place isn’t marked on maps but there’s a physical sign that says it exists and there are plenty of local fisherman that would also agree. There’s a nice little spot that diverts from the path onto a rock ledge that overlooks the fisherman and is made for wave watching.
5. Magic Point
This a large flat headland with the most beautiful marbled rocks, the colours of which are distinctively Australian. As the name suggests, this place feels magic. The jaw dropping cliffs look beautiful in any light but I assume would be even more spectacular during sunrise. There was a Sea Eagle flying above us for a good 20-30 minutes between this point and the next that had me in complete awe over its grace.
As the track continues it becomes a mixture of dirt, eroded rock and man made elements. When you reach a small sign that points towards fisherman’s car park, go that way. From here it becomes a little swampy, but keep trekking and you’ll soon come back out to the top of Boora Point.
6. Boora Point
Boora Point is south facing and has a few small graffiti covered shelters that interestingly were used as ‘Search Lights’ to help illuminate potential threats coming in from the sea and we’re manned between 1942-43.
7. Malabar boat ramp
As you pass through the gates once more you’ll be exiting the Malabar Headland Rifle Range. You’ll see Fisherman’s Rd carpark immediately after existing. In all honestly, it stinks here because of the wastewater treatment centre… babe, get the sage. Quick! Haha.
8. Malabar Beach
The smell had magically disappeared when we reached the beach although it was literally just 100m down the road. The water here is protected by the narrow headlands which means it’s perfect for families. There’s a playground, BBQ facilities and a bathroom block.
9. Return neighbourhood walk
Follow Fisherman’s Rd to the end. Turn right at Dacre St then right again at the footy fields on Franklin St. Take the small pathway at the edge of the fields until it reaches a cycleway. Turn right and follow it until you reach Malabar Rd. Turn right and right again at Fitzgerald which will lead you directly back to Maroubra Beach car park.
If you chose to do this walk in the morning then we would suggest treating yourself to a coffee or fresh squeezed juice.
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