5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Lunch at Cottage Point Inn by Seaplane from Sydney

Create a special experience in Sydney with a seaplane tour that includes a gourmet three-course lunch at Cottage Point Inn. The charming waterside restaurant boasts a spectacular location: Cowan Creek in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Enjoy views of lushly forested waterways before your seaplane gently lands near the restaurant’s dock. Take time to savor a gourmet 3-course lunch and soak in the scenery. Wrap up with a scenic flight that provides an excellent perspective on the iconic sights of Sydney Harbour before landing at Rose Bay.


  • Thrilling return flight by seaplane from Sydney to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • Gourmet three-course lunch at the award-winning Cottage Point Inn
  • Aerial photo opportunities of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach
  • Informative commentary from your expert pilot-guide
  • Choice of three departure times: 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm

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What You Can Expect

Lunch at Cottage Point Inn by Seaplane from Sydney

Lunch at Cottage Point Inn by Seaplane from Sydney

Make your own way to Rose Bay where you meet your expert pilot and board your seaplane. Radio headsets are provided for your flight so that you can enjoy 2-way communications with your pilot while in the air.

Your pilot guides the seaplane out on the water and up into the sky as you take in views of the eastern suburbs of Sydney. Head 20 minutes north to reach Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, a beautiful stretch of wilderness with mangrove forests and sparkling rivers. After a smooth landing on the river, your pilot pulls up to the restaurant’s dock. Disembark from the seaplane and be welcomed by the restaurant staff.

Enjoy a relaxed fine dining experience during your three-course a la carte meal that features modern Australian cuisine made with seasonal ingredients including fresh seafood, meats and vegetables. A selection of fine Australian wines or other drinks can be purchased at your own expense.

Admire the tranquility of the natural beauty all around you at Cottage Point Inn. Situated on the water’s edge at the tip of two waterways that are flanked by forested hills, the inn originally served as the local community’s boat house, general store and post office. The site was transformed into a restaurant in the 1970s when more visitors began arriving in the area.

When you have finished your meal, your pilot takes you back to Rose Bay on a route that allows for fantastic photo ops of iconic sights including Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Your seaplane tour ends with return to the Rose Bay after approximately four hours.


Cottage Point Inn is set on the water at the junction of Cowan Waters and Coal and Candle Creek, was originally the Cottage Point boatshed and general store. The building was converted to a restaurant in the 1970's and has been operating since.

Sample Menu

  • Rock Lobster ceviché with baby tarragon gnocchi in a consommé
  • Pan seared sea scallops with almonds, watercress and sultanas and a dash of curry oil
  • Torched Shaw River buffalo mozzarella with pickled baby onions, salsa verdé and garlic croûtons, nestled on an endive salad
  • Rangers Valley beef tartare served with quail egg yolk, and a petite salad
  • Panfried chicken oysters with a white onion puree, tempura onion rings, wild mushrooms and spring salad
  • Swordfish served with a wilted rocket, saffron potatoes and finished with dill and lemon mayonnaise
  • Local snapper, mussels and king prawns in a fennel and tomato, saffron broth
  • Tasmanian Atlantic salmon with soy caramel and leek, bok choy and ginger quinoa
  • Spring onion and thyme gnocchi served with goats cheese, and a garden pea and pinenut pureé
  • Rack of lamb with spring vegetables served on toasted cous cous
  • Caramelized orange duck breast with smoked fennel
  • Sacher torte served with strawberry ice cream, mixed berries and white chocolate
  • Lemon meringue pie and lemon yogurt sorbet
  • Orange and dark rum soufflé served with a honey and ginger ice cream
  • Spiced caramel and pineapple with toasted coconut and a lime jelly, and coconut ice cream

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Exceptional. Free drink on arrival would have been nice, but certainly didnt take anything away from the lunch and flight. .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

fabulous trip. seaplane and staff excellent. setting and restaurant amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Our seaplane pilot Tim made the experience fun and enjoyable. He took very good care of us. The lunch was delicious but if you are not a drinker dont order anything but water. The ice tea cost me 20 which was outrageous. But in spite of this, I gave it 5 stars because of how the rest of the trip was.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This was a wedding gift to my wife, and what a gift it was, this was one of the most special things we have ever done together and we will never forget it, from start to finish we enjoyed every second, the meal at cottage point was first class and the memory will live with us forever, many thanks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Absolutely fantastic in every way. The restaurant was beautiful with fabulous food. The plane trip breathtaking. Would certainly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We were blessed with perfect weather, Sydney Harbour was spectacular. Even though we got caught in Sydney Saturday morning traffic our pilot was fantastic and understanding. Thank you.

Lunch was great … it truly was a memorable special day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Truely spectacular experience. Highly highly reccomand it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Had a ball and What an experience !! Highly recommend to those who want some divine indulgence !!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

beautiful, nothing to change

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Fabulous trip! The seaplane experience was great - everyone was efficient, professional and friendly. The location of Cottage Point Inn is breathtaking and many restaurants would think this enough to satisfy their customers but the service was great and the food was wonderful. We will definitely go again next time we're in Sydney and will recommend it to anyone we know who is going there. Not a cheap lunch but worth every penny.

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