Sydney, Australia

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Overview

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
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.

Itinerary


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
Starters

  • 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
Mains
  • 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
Dessert
  • 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

Reviews

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J
, Jul 2017

This tour could not have been more Amazing !!!
Not only is it the most wonderful way to view Sydney and it's surrounding beaches and suburbs - such fun spotting known landmarks from the air - but the lunch at Cottage Point was gastronomic, with the estuary-side setting divine !!!

D
, Feb 2017

The sea plane ride was amazing and the food was outstanding.

T
, Jan 2017

The experience of flying over Sydney and flying to the Cottage Point Inn in a sea plane was a great experience. The choice of entries on the menu was great and the food was prepared to perfection. We would highly recommend this tour. The only downside was the confirmation received from Viator got lost for the time we selected and we were delayed one hour. The plane was also late by 15 minutes or so. As a result we missed the ferry back to downtown Sidney. We tried to take a bus back, but because it was a busy Sunday, the buses would not stop because they were full even though passengers were getting off at the back door. An expensive cab ride was the best solution to downtown Sidney.

h
, Jan 2017

Nice terminal at Rose Bay and interesting seeing the history of the flying boats from Rose Bay. We were lucky with the weather and smooth interesting flight to Cottage Point. The pilot gave us some informative commentary on the way. Lunch at Cottage Point was superb and the setting is magical. This is one unique activity for a special occasion. Flight back saw us fly over Sydney Harbour and good views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. My wife enjoyed sitting up front with the pilot and had best view of the return journey. Highly recommend this trip.

D
, Dec 2016

An unforgettable and pleasurable experience. The seaplane flight was fantastic and the pilot was very friendly. As for the Inn-Wow!!
Great location, delicious food and atmosphere real treat.

S
, Dec 2016

Wonderful tour. Views over Sydney and harbour were superb. Lunch was great and so peaceful. Food was excellent too

C
, Sep 2016

What a fantastic experience. Worth every penny! The plane rides up and back are really well managed. The meal at Cottage Point Inn is superb, both the food and the service. We did several tours during our visit. This is the one that we recommend above all others.

M
, Apr 2016

Really lovely

B
, Apr 2016

Absolutely fantastic, from the flight through to the food and setting, there is nothing that I can fault in any way. Well worth every penny. Great way to spend our last day in Australia.

L
, Feb 2016

The sea plane trip was absolutely awesome and not to be missed. We had high hopes of the restaurant having read so much about it but feel let down. The service was slow, so slow that We missed out on our cheese course and had to gulp the coffee to catch the flight home. The white wine was warm and when we mentioned it we were just told that they were having trouble with the fridge. Really not good enough for a class restaurant. Charming staff, but what was the management doing. Highly overpriced and underwhelmed.


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