This is seriously the wildest scenery along all of the Sydney coastline. You’re in the middle of a large city, and there is nothing except cliffs and bushes. Of course the Malabar Headland is known for the sewerage treatment plant, but since that is now all covered and treated an pumped out to sea, there is no smell or there is nothing much left there in the way of infrastructure.
To get to the headland, you can either follow the path from the very south end of Maroubra Beach, or take the little path that starts at the car park at the end of Fisherman’s Road. At this place, there is a fence, but someone cut a giant hole in it a long time ago, and the track that continues on the other side is clear.
The headland from Long Bay.
Last year, I photographed this bunker from the golf course on other side of the bay. I thought it was the funky bunker that sits on the rocks south of Maroubra beach, but I worked out that it has to be a different one.
Here is proof: there are two funky bunkers.
The cairn at the headland’s highest point.
View to Maroubra, Bondi (the tall buildings) and the city.
There are some really serious cliffs along this part of the coast.
Some Pimelea flower that I’ve never seen before and I’m too lazy to identify right now.