Unspoilt beaches, green forest walks, fishing, WWII heritage and a friendly open air bar. Come experience the Top End’s tropical coastal lifestyle, just a short ferry ride from the city.
Wagait Beach is a Darwin local’s secret, a secluded quiet beach community minutes from the Darwin CBD and a favourite weekender retreat.
With some Darwin’s finest tropical beaches, visitors can spend hours beachcombing for shells, picnicking or simply dozing in the shade of a Casuarina tree. Swim the dog on the sandy cove of Golden Sands (all beaches are dog friendly), or maybe jog the gorgeous 2 klm sweep of Wagait Beach itself.
Beyond is secluded Inmaluk Beach, Harney’s Beach and another 10 klm of pristine coastline to explore, to the restricted site of historic Charles Point Lighthouse. The Monsoonal vine forests behind the shoreline is Kenbi freehold land, and there is access to beaches by sand or via two permitted vehicle tracks from Charles Point Road. Certain sections of beaches and creeks are Sacred Sites with no access for visitors, please obey all signs and information on maps.
Arriving by Ferry, you’ll see Mandorah Jetty is a popular Fishing destination. The jetty extends into deep harbour water and is known for everything from Barra to Shark. At Wagait Beach you can fish from the beach where, due to the offshore reef, even a tasty coral trout is not unknown. There are several small cliffs for rock fishing at high tide, and small freshwater creeks along the coastline are also popular fishing sites, but be Croc Wise – on average, three crocs a year are relocated from these freshwater creeks.