Our little community
“across the sea”
With the pumping heart of Darwin being just a quick, easy and regular ferry ride away, you have easy access to all the fantastic dining, socialising and activities that the “city folk” enjoy. However, Wagait locals have a relaxed, village lifestyle that few on the “city side” could ever imagine…
Fishing & Crabbing
One of the best crabbing spots in the Top End is Woods Inlet, which is only minutes from home. Be the last at night to puts pots in and check them first thing in the morning… while Darwin residents are just launching their boats. It’s one of the best ways to assure yourself of one of the most sumptuous, hunter/gatherer meals on the planet!
As you would expect, fishing and crabbing are a big part of most Wagait-local’s lives. If they’re not actually out fishing, they are probably talking about a meal of fresh fish or mud crab they enjoyed at the neighbours’, or the plans they have on the weekend when their mates “come across”.
Anglers have easy access to Darwin Harbour, Point Charles and Bynoe Harbour… some of the healthiest fishing grounds up here. For those without a boat, the jetty and beaches produce a fantastic variety of species for the sport or the table.
Wagait is a photographer’s mecca. Wherever you look, something amazing is happening. Whether you’re into portraiture (we have some remarkable characters), nature, landscapes, macro, or sunset… you’ll find inspiration everywhere.
A Twitcher’s Paradise
So many different habitats — so many birds!
On the Lure Inn property alone, we have counted over 70 different species, while the adjacent bushland and wetlands provide shelter, food and habitat for hundreds of species.
Get your timing right, and — in our opinion — you’re in for one of life’s most extraordinary moments… head to the edge of the wetlands with your picnic to watch the setting sun, a full moon rising from the other side, and watch the birds — especially the red-tailed black cockatoo — come in for water and roost. Trust us, you’ll be blown away.
Exploring the hundreds of bush tracks that cut and weave across the peninsula could take a lifetime. Depending on your choice, each track can take an hour, a day or even require an overnight camp. Have a close look at Google Earth to choose your destination and remember to take plenty of water. There are even fallen WWII fighter planes to be found!
Cycling & Walking
For the fitness enthusiasts, Wagait has plenty of cycling and walking options depending on your capabilities and your whim. Choose between beach, road or bush.
How do I get to Wagait?
The SeaLink “Mandorah Ferry” runs regular services between Mandorah (the regional name for the land that Wagait sits on) and Cullen Bay. The button below will take you to their website… just be sure to click on the “Mandorah” tab to get the correct information.