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Half-Day Mandorah Explorer Tour


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Half-Day Mandorah Explorer Tour

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Half-Day Mandorah Explorer Tour - Beaches, WWII History, and more

Our most-asked question must be "What's on the other side of the Harbour?" The Half-Day Mandorah Explorer Tour gives you the opportunity to find out.

The tour commences on the 7:45am ferry from Cullen Bay to Mandorah. This is a commuter ferry service, giving you the first clue about life for those who live on 'the other side'. (Mandorah & Wagait Beach residents call Darwin the 'dark side'!). For the majority of residents, the ferry service is their daily commute to school, shopping, sport, and work.

It's a short crossing (about 15 mins) to Mandorah where you will meet your guide and commence your tour including:

  • The amazing structure of the Mandorah Jetty and why it is built the way it is
  • What rock formations can you discover at low tide
  • West Point submarine nets and how they stopped an enemy sub during WWII
  • Will you spot a Beach Stone-Curlew or White-bellied Sea-eagle?
  • The resting place of Milady, an American B-24 aircraft, respectfully cared for and those lost remembered
  • The white sandy Wagait Beach, her community and role in WWII

Hear about the development of the Wagait Beach community, see the beaches, WWII history, and keep your eyes peeled for our Top End birdlife and wallabies. Morning tea is included and your guide will find a shady spot to relax.


  • Return ferry from Cullen Bay to Mandorah
  • Small-group touring in comfortable, air-conditioned 4x4 bus
  • Morning tea
  • Complimentary 'Knowledge Water' water bottle

Tour Details

    • Ferry ride across Darwin Harbour
    • Submarine nets remnants at West Point
    • Wagait Beach gun emplacements
    • Opportunity for bird and wildlife spotting
    • Mandorah Jetty
    • Milady B-24 crash site
  • Mandorah Explorer Tour



    Tour with lunch at the Cox Country Club (Sat & Sun)

    On Saturdays & Sundays, you have the option of including lunch at the Cox Country Club at Wagait Beach and then taking a later ferry back to Darwin at any time you choose (the last one at 12:20am on Saturdays and 11:20pm on Sundays!)

  • Departure time: Departs Cullen Bay at 7.45am and returns at 11.35am

    Check-in: arrive 10 minutes prior to departure time

    Location: Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal

  • Make sure you download the free Defence of Darwin Experience app before you go for added information, footage and maps.

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