Explore Wagait Beach

Wagait Beach is a laid back, casual, coastal community on the western side of Darwin Harbour, on Cox Peninsula.

It is an easy 128km drive from Darwin via Cox Peninsula Rd or 15 minutes by ferry across the harbour from Cullen Bay. Wagait Beach is rich in cultural, natural and military history and is a popular fishing destination.

The peninsula is home to the Emmi, Mendhi and Batjamalh language groups.

The name “Wagait” comes from the Wadjiginy saltwater people who describe themselves as “Wagatj” or beach dwellers and comes from the Batjamalh word wagatj meaning beach.

Immerse yourself in nature.

From pristine, unspoilt and crowd free beaches, open plains that fill with wet season rain to become havens for birds and wildlife, magnetic termite mounds, cycad groves to mangrove lined tidal creeks there is plenty to see and do.

Mandorah Jetty

Fish from Mandorah jetty or bring the boat to venture further afield.

Mandorah jetty is one of the few land based, deep sea fishing options available to fishos in the NT. Boats can be launched from Mandorah and Bynoe Harbour boat ramps.

Cox Peninsular WW11

Cox Peninsula played an important role in the defence of Darwin in WWII.

The remains of gun emplacements, communication towers, the western side of the anti-submarine boom net, plane wrecks and the remains of other WWII infrastructure feature across the peninsula. You can visit the last resting place of the USAF WWII B-24J Liberator “Milady” off Charles Point Rd. The anchor point and footings of the anti-submarine boom net can be found at West Point. The base of the communications tower, generator shed and gun emplacement bases are located at the beach access point at the northern end of Wagait Tower Road.

Cox Country Club

Join the locals in the shade of an eons old banyan tree for lunch, dinner, drinks, entertainment and live music.

Cox Country Club is a family friendly Club and a great place to spend a relaxed social arvo or evening.

The Club is open Thursday through Sunday and offers patrons a free courtesy bus.

The number for the courtesy bus is 0459 053 522.

What's on in Wagait Beach

Saturday 15 July

Wagait Arts Group annual exhibition and festival.

Saturday 22 July

Mandorah Ukulele and Folk Festival (MUFF).



Coxy’s Retreat is set on a semi-rural block and has a quiet secluded vibe to it.  A pool, pool gazebo and pergola set amongst tropical gardens and deep wrap around verandahs provide multiple locations for outdoor living.

Wagait Beach Bush Retreat

Wagait Beach Bush Retreat offers private accommodation on a secluded, one acre block.  Surrounded by tropical gardens and natural bush it is an ideal getaway with all the comforts of home.