Malta Public Transport

Majjistral Park

Follow the North-West wind

Winding pathways leading to stone huts, bird songs echoing from rock cavities, abandoned barracks overgrown in lavender: enter the wild magic of Majjistral Park.  Suspended somewhere between sea and sky, Malta’s first natural park is a microcosm bursting with life and history rising just above Golden Bay.

The six-kilometre site offers the most breath-taking views of Malta’s north-west with ascending green hills and dipping ochre bays enveloped in foaming blue waters. The park is home to hundreds of indigenous birds, insects, and plants, from the national bird Blue Rock Thrush to the Maltese Glow-worm to the Maltese Salt-tree. The unique ecosystem has also grown populations of weasel, hedgehog, and hare.

Jutting out from the underside of Mellieħa, the area was historically a strategic spot as can be evidenced from the variety of structures, from tombs carved in the Classical period to gun posts laid during World War II. Probably the most prominent feature of the park is the 19-century Għajn Żnuber Tower which has been faithfully restored in 2012.

Rich in natural and cultural heritage, Majjistral Park is the perfect getaway for the whole family – including the pooch. The site can be enjoyed all year round, but mother nature’s flamboyance is fully on display in Autumn and Spring.

Getting there

Get off at Bus Stop Ferħ in Mellieħa and continue the two-minute walk up the road. The stop is served by three lines:

Route 223 which runs every 30 minutes between Buġibba and Għajn Tuffieħa

Route 225 which runs every hour between Sliema and Għajn Tuffieħa

Route 101 which runs every hour between Ċirkewwa and Ġnejna 

Leaving from Valletta, the closest bus stop is Tuffieħa, 500 metres away from the park’s gate. Route 44 departs every 30 minutes between 05:45 and 21:15.