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Malabar, NSW

Nestled in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, Malabar, New South Wales, provides the perfect blend of natural beauty, rich history, and tranquil ambiance that encapsulates an authentic Australian coastal experience. Named after the ship ‘MV Malabar’, the suburb’s distinct character comes from its vibrant local community, scenic coastline, and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.

Known for:

  • its spectacular beach

Malabar NSW

Malabar Beach and Long Bay Beach offer white sands and clear waters, perfect for family picnics, swimming, snorkeling, and stand-up paddleboarding. The Malabar Ocean Pool, located at the southern end of Malabar Beach, is an iconic rock pool that provides a safe and unique spot for swimming.

Malabar Headland National Park is an irresistible attraction for nature lovers. The park offers panoramic coastal views, extensive walking trails, and a variety of wildlife. For a picturesque and moderately challenging walk, take the Boora Point Walking Track that spans over 3 kilometers, offering breathtaking views of Maroubra, Coogee, and Bondi.

Malabar’s rich history is part of its charm. Malabar Battery, an essential component of Sydney’s World War II defenses, is a must-visit for history enthusiasts. It offers a fascinating look at the war’s remnants, including observation posts and artillery emplacements.

Community events such as the annual Malabar Magic Ocean Swim attract visitors from around the region. This event not only celebrates the local swimming culture but also raises funds for the Rainbow Club, a non-profit providing swimming lessons for children with disabilities.

Eat and Drink

Malabar offers a variety of dining experiences, from cozy cafes serving the perfect brunch to restaurants offering a diverse array of cuisines. Locals swear by the seafood here, so don’t miss trying some fresh-off-the-boat fish and chips or calamari at one of the seaside eateries.

Where To Stay

While there aren’t many hotels located directly in Malabar, there is a range of nearby accommodation options in Maroubra, Coogee, and Randwick. From budget-friendly hostels and charming bed-and-breakfasts to luxurious apartments and hotels, there’s something to suit every type of traveler.

Getting There

Malabar is about a 12-kilometer drive southeast from the Sydney Central Business District. Public transport, including buses from Central Station, can be used to reach the suburb. Another alternative is to take a ferry ride from Circular Quay to Watsons Bay and then a bus ride to Malabar, which offers a more scenic route.

Where to stay?


  • Nature based
  • Relaxation

Popular Activities

  • Cycling
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Surfing

About Malabar

  • Locality: Suburb
  • Malabar Postcode: 2036
  • State: New South Wales
  • Region: Sydney
  • Latitude: -33.96538
  • Longitude: 151.24597
  • Elevation: 37m
  • Population: 5420
  • Median Income: $36088
  • Area (Sq/km): 3.574
  • Timezone: Australia/Sydney

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