Wagait Beach, Mandorah and Cox Peninsula
Wagait Beach is an unspoilt, quiet and friendly rural community – pop approx. 400. Situated on the northern beaches of Cox Peninsula near Mandorah, the Darwin skyline is clearly visible across Darwin Harbour.
The community is serviced by a two hourly ferry service from Darwin. Harbour crossings take approx. 15 minutes.
Located only 90 minutes (128km) from Darwin on fully sealed roads, driving is recommended so that you have a vehicle to visit the local sights.
Wagait Beach is a popular location for deep sea fishing. There is fantastic fishing from the wharf and beaches or launch your boat from either the Mandorah or Bynoe Harbour boat ramps if you prefer to fish the harbour, inlets and tidal creeks.
Fishing, bird-watching, exploring WW2 relics, beach-combing or just old fashioned relaxing are some of the activities available to you at Wagait Beach. Snooze in the hammock, watch the sun set from the deck overlooking the pool and bushland or cool off in the pool with a coldie before lighting the BBQ to cook your catch of the day. The local shop is nearby for those who prefer some-one else to do the cooking!
Take a drive and explore. See magnetic termite mounds, wetlands prolific with birdlife and a natural spring hidden in a tiny pocket of rainforest. You may spot a wild brumby or two. Explore a myriad of bush tracks that lead to unspoilt beaches and great fishing.
For WW2 buffs visit the wreckage of the ‘Milady’, a crashed US Liberator bomber, the remains of the submarine cable at West Point and the remnants of many WW2 gun turrets scattered along the coast.
The local shop stocks everything you will need during your stay including groceries, liquor, fuel, gas, ice, bait, fishing gear, expresso coffee, tasty takeaway food and has newspapers and fresh bread delivered daily.
Cox Country Club is open Thursday – Sunday evenings for those looking for a night out on the “town”.