The Club

Welcome to the Cox Country Club!

We are a community supported Bar and Restaurant at Wagait Beach. Meet friendly locals over a cold beer and plate of typical Aussie Bush Tucker. Watch the sun set over Wagait Beach and enjoy the music or a game of darts or pool.

Regular weekend entertainment including live music, trivia and Bingo. The Cox Country Club is also home to the annual MUFF – Mandorah Ukulele Folk Festival.

Cox Country Club, 103 Cox Drive, Wagait Beach, NT

Thursday-Friday: 6pm-Late
Saturday Midday – Late, Sunday Midday – 8pm


Pickup & return  for visitors arriving by Ferry or from your Wagait Beach holiday accommodation (*not during MUFF)
ring 0459 053 522 

Whats happening at The Cox?

Sax and the single girl
Saturday 23rd February 7-11 pm

Dust off your Blue Suede Shoes, Anne Bavin is about to hit Wagait Beach! Check out YouTube videos click here

MUFF 2019
29th-30th June 2019

Darwin’s famous Ukulele Festival is back!

Full details click here

BRing the kids

Dine and socialise whilst  your children enjoy the Club’s adventure playground.


Club Events & Hire


All year round festivals and events are celebrated at the Club. In addition to celebrations for all the public holidays such as Anzac Day, Australia Day, Christmas and NYE, The Cox hosts live entertainment and music nights, Sunday afternoon Bingo, Trivia sessions and even Bush Karaoke!

Hold you next event at the club!

Did you know that the club is available for hire? Weddings, Birthday parties, Tour Groups, Convention Groups. With our  fully licensed bar and kitchen, you can even hire the club exclusively Monday – Wednesday for your own private party. Tell us what you want, we can help!

To discuss how the Club can help you with an event to remember, contact the events manager

Come & Stay

Wagait Beach and the Cox Country Club can be reached by road or by sea. There are also several options for holiday and weekender accommodation. No  need to drive back to Darwin in the dark – spend a relaxed evening at the Club and stay the night for breakfast on the beach.

By Sealink Ferry & Courtesy Bus  – about 30 minutes

Ferry Catch the Sealink ferry from Cullen Bay for the 15 minute cruise to Mandorah Jetty. You can buy your tickets on the boat, Sealinks ferry  timetable can be found here Sealink Cullen Bay to Mandorah Schedule

When you arrive at Mandorah Jetty, if you don’t have a friend to pick you up by car, you can call the Cox Club Courtesy Bus ring 0459 053 522 for complimentary return journey to and from the club. If you are on bicycle, there are safe bike paths for most of the way, and it will take about 20 minutes cycling.

By Road – about 2 hours

The road from Darwin to Wagait Beach is sealed and the  140 klm route passes through some of the Top End’s most iconic scenery. Simply drive down the Stuart Highway about 50 klm and then turn right at the Cox Peninsula Road (the tourist route signposted  as Peninsula Way).

Stop for a swim at the thermal pools of Berry Springs, pick up local mango ice cream at Crazy Acres or grab a meal at Berry Springs Tavern of Darwin River Tavern and head north through Coastal Vine Forests  and past fields of termite mounds until you reach the end of the road – Wagait Beach!


Want to know more about what to see in the area, and where to stay?
Read more about Wagait here…


There are several weekender and holiday homes in Wagait Beach. If you are planning on staying for MUFF, a Public Holiday weekend or a special event at the Club, be sure to book well advance.

Wagait Beach Bush Retreat $250 pn

 In a secluded and private spot, just a few minutes walk from the beach and the Cox Country Club, a peaceful retreat with own pool, surrounded by trees.

book online here

Golden Sands from $408 pn

A luxurious beachfront property for larger groups, with swimming pool, spa, pool room and large deck for watching the sun set over the sea.

book online here

Wagait Beach Holiday Houses $170-$350 pn

Three traditional Darwin style elevated beachfront houses , all 3 bedroomed, BBQ and just two minutes walk to Cox Country Club.

book online here

Coxy’s Retreat $200 pn

Holiday home for 4, with aircon, convenient to the shop.

book online here

MUFF 2019

Mandorah  Ukulele Folk Festival is back!

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June 2019  noon-8pm

Our famous tropical ukulele festival is back again, 5 years and still going strong. A weekend of family fun, good times and live music beneath the  ancient Banyan tree. Now confirmed for the last weekend of June 2019, thats Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th, mark your calendar and keep an eye out for further announcements. Start planning  your June weekend  in Wagait now, and invite all your pals to the friendliest Ukulele Festival in Australia!

For more information, vendor or performer enquiries

Follow MUFF2019 on Facebook for updates on musicians, special events, accommodation, merchandise

Contact Us

Need  to contact us?

General Enquiries (08) 8978 5151

Free Shuttle Bus between Mandorah Jetty & Cox Country Club Wagait Beach phone 0459 053 522

All general email enquiries

MUFF 2019 enquiries



A unique and exciting opportunity to operate and grow your own business has been created with the expansion of operating hours at the Cox Country Club Inc.

A business is required to prepare and sell in house meals to the members and guests of the Cox Country Club Inc.

We require an experienced, eager and energetic participant prepared to work with bar management in the promotion of events that support music, tourism, Darwin enthusiast and sporting clubs etc.

Promotion and marketing skills are a crucial part of this position and a drive to expand the operation is essential.

A fully equipped on site Kitchen is supplied with subsidised utilities and generous abetment periods of basic rent on offer to the suitable applicant.

Please forward resume/cover letter to