Mandorah is on the western side of Darwin Harbour on the Cox Peninsula, a pleasant 15-minute Sealink ferry ride from Cullen Bay. Wagait Beach is about 4 kilometers from Mandorah, on the ocean facing beaches.
Fishing at the Mandorah ferry jetty is a popular pastime for visitors from the city, especially during the dry season and at full moon, when mackerel and tuna come within casting distance.
Along the shoreline from the jetty there are the historic remains of WWII fortifications.
The nearby small community of Wagait Beach is a popular weekender destination for Darwin, with several options for holiday accommodation and camping. It is the location of the popular Mandorah Ukulele Folk Festival held annually on the last weekend of June.
Several organised tours show visitors around the Termite Mounds, the war heritage site of a crashed American bomber in the forest, and sunset drinks from one of the picturesque and unspoilt sandy beaches. Wildlife you may spot include dingos, turtles, dolphins and even Mantarays.
Wagait Beach has a shop which sells meals and coffee, and there is a fully licensed social club serving drinks and meals under the Banyan trees, open Thursday – Sunday.
Mandorah is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Wagait in Northern Territory, it is located approximately 8kms from the capital Darwin and extends over an area of 1.179 square kilometres. Mandorah has a recorded population of 0 residents and is within the Australian Central Standard Time zone Australia/Darwin.
If you are planning a visit to Mandorah we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Mandorah and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.