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Experience the best of Sydney with a scenic sightseeing flight by seaplane and a sumptuous lunch at Jonah's, an award-winning waterside restaurant on the Northern Beaches. Take off from Rose Bay and hear your pilot's commentary about the landmarks you pass during your flight. Then, enjoy stunning views of Whale Beach and the Pacific Ocean from Jonah's, one of Australia's most exclusive destinations. Savor a gourmet 3-course lunch with top-notch service, then return to Sydney by seaplane, viewing iconic sights around Sydney Harbour from your private plane.

Highlights

  • 4-hour tour with scenic seaplane flight and gourmet lunch at Jonah's restaurant, from Sydney
  • Take aerial photos during a stunning round-trip flight by seaplane from Sydney to Palm Beach
  • Linger over a gourmet 3-course lunch at the celebrated Jonah's Restaurant
  • Enjoy 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean from your table
  • Fly over Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Sydney's Northern Beaches
  • Hear informative commentary from your expert pilot-guide
  • Choose from three departure times: 11:30pm, 12:30pm and 1:30pm

What You Can Expect

Gourmet Lunch at Jonah's by Seaplane from Sydney

Gourmet Lunch at Jonah's by Seaplane from Sydney

After making your own way to Rose Bay, meet your expert pilot and receive a safety briefing and radio headsets that allows for 2-way communications while in the air. Keep your camera handy for fantastic photo ops while in flight.

Step on board your seaplane and marvel at the views as your pilot heads north along the Australian coast. Fly over Sydney's renowned Northern Beaches, including Manly, Dee Why, Newport and Palm Beach until your pilot gently touches down in the expansive waterways of Pittwater. Jonah's courtesy vehicle meets you at the dock and takes you to the restaurant just a short distance away.

Located in a pristine site on the clifftop overlooking Whale Beach, Jonah's has become a Sydney institution with celebrity visitors that include Laurence Olivier, Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall and Anthony Hopkins. The chefs serve contemporary Australian cuisine made with a variety of fresh seasonal produce, meats and seafood. Australian wines or other drinks are available for purchase, with an extensive wine list providing an excellent selection.

When you have finished your gourmet 3-course meal, return to your seaplane and travel with your pilot back to Rose Bay. Your return route takes you over iconic sights such as Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, among other top attractions around Sydney Harbour. Your tour ends after approximately four hours upon your return to Rose Bay.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:
First course (choice of one):
  • Freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters with champagne mignonette
  • Warm spanner crab, sea urchin butter sauce and potato puree
  • Duck-wrapped lamb and cumin sausage, pickled baby beetroot, lebne cappellacci
  • Tempura ricotta-filled zucchini flowers served with basil pesto
  • Flash-fried Queensland calamari with spicy cajun remoulade and lemon
  • Vanilla scented tuna tartare, edamame, crisp radish and toasted nori
Main course (choice of one):
  • Blue swimmer crab, angel hair pasta, Reggiano Parmigiano, parsley and lemon
  • Roasted ocean trout and blue-eye trevalla crepinette, kipfler potatoes, wilted spinach and foie gras sauce
  • Butter-basted gold band snapper, chorizo sausage succotash and sweet corn nage
  • Slow-roasted Barossa Valley chicken breast, calvados gastrique, squab jus, potato and apple gallette
  • Grain-fed beef fillet, stone ground polenta, broad beans and roast treviso
Dessert (choice of one):
  • Terrine of white-chocolate ice cream, blood orange sorbet and granita
  • Vanilla panna cotta, pomegranate molasses and warm lavender honey
  • Belgian triple chocolate layered cake with mocha rum sauce
  • Warm black fig pudding, butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice cream, saba syrup
  • Caramelized pineapple and passionfruit crème brulee Napoleon
  • Raspberry jellies and chocolate truffles
  • Three cheeses served with fresh fruit, nuts, walnut bread and lavash

Sample menu subject to change

Customer Reviews

Aswin Indonesia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Its just.....PERFECT, I have no other words to describe, just PERFECT

Maggie R New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2009

The food was just SUPERB...would do it again and again if I lived in Sydney.

Trevor H United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

Amazing, just do it!! Great flights, fabulous restaurant and food. A day to remember.

Michelle Z Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

What an amazing experience! This was a present to my dad for his 70th and it was perfect. Even though we are both Sydney-ites, the view during the whole flight had us awe-struck and amazed. The food was well-presented and tasted delicious. There is nothing I can fault. The highlight for my dad was being able to fly up front with the pilot. Thank you for a wonderful day.

Virginie D France

4 star rating: Recommended October 2008

It was really nice but too short. It could be better with more time for the coffee outside the restaurant or for a walk on the beach.

Julie W United Kingdom

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better March 2008

The problem was that the weather was so bad we had to wait for ninety minutes before the decision was made to go. The meal location was superb, but then we got stranded, as weather was too bad to fly back. We had to wait a further two hours for a car to drive us back and still got charged for the full amount. The pilots were really sorry, but it turned out to be a very long, expensive day. They should have not taken us up.

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