Catch a Sydney Seaplane and fly to Cottage Point Inn for lunch. Perched on the water’s edge in the heart of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, the award-winning Cottage Point Inn is one of Sydney’s best kept secrets. (Recently awarded 2 hats by the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.) You’ll enjoy a leisurely three-course à la carte lunch featuring exceptional modern Australian cuisine – with a French influence – when you travel to and from with Sydney By Seaplane.
Cottage Point Inn – Fly & Dine
Price: For the 3-course a la carte lunch and return seaplane flights: $535 per adult. This gives you full choice of the 3-course menu (it is not a set menu) and it does not include any beverages. If you wish to purchase the return flights only, the price per person is $410. You would pay the restaurant directly for your meals/beverages.
We will make your table reservation.
For children under the age of 13, the price for the return seaplane flight is $300. You would purchase the meal directly the restaurant.
The iconic Cottage Point Inn Seaplane lunch flight experience is our most popular destination for local, international and interstate guests. The Cottage Point Inn is situated right on the water’s edge at the base of a steep sandstone escarpment overlooking the extraordinary riverside bushland of the National Park. Open 7 days in (except for Winter months, when the restaurant is closed on Tuesday.)
Disembarking the seaplane you will be greeted by friendly, experienced staff. Your stay at the restaurant is 3 hours and includes your 3-course a la carte lunch. You may alternatively purchase the return flights only and pay the restaurant directly for your meals. You might like to try their fabulous 7-course degustation lunch in this case.
You will be comfortably seated on the charming covered deck area or inside the historic Inn where, during your stay, you may be visited by the resident Kookaburras, or you might be lucky enough to spy a sea-eagle fishing out front.
Talented Chef, Guillaume Zika who hails from Paris and has worked with internationally renowned establishments in London, Paris and New York creates extraordinary dishes using local produce as much possible and ensuring the highest of expectations are well and truly met. ‘Gourmet Traveller’ magazine, in a recent review commented that: “Guillaume Zika might be the hottest Sydney cooking property you’ve never heard of”.
Cottage Point Inn Seaplane Route:
Commencing at Rose Bay, your highly experienced Pilot (and owner) Steve Krug will begin your scenic seaplane tour travelling at low level through Sydney Heads and flying northwards along the beautiful Northern Beaches to the southern end of Pittwater. Descent into the river valley commences over the National Park where the seaplane arrives on the river adjacent to the Inn.
Your scenic seaplane tour back to Sydney concludes your spectacular day out with a double orbit at the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, affording all guests a great view of the city and its iconic Harbour before arriving at Rose Bay – wrapping up a truly memorable day of culinary delights and the exhilaration of our unique seaplane experience over Sydney.
For guests wishing to depart from our northern seaplane base at Palm Beach, the flight to the Hawkesbury includes the loop down over Sydney Harbour (including the double orbit at the Opera House/Harbour Bridge) then back north, over the National Park to Cottage Point. The return flight is direct from Cottage Point via Broken Bay to our seaplane base at Barrenjoey – Palm Beach.
We also offer return flights for overnight stays and dinner at the Cottage Point Inn Apartments – please call Jenny for details/pricing.
A recent testimonial: Alan and Kathryn Hughes from UK: We wanted to say a huge thank you for making our trip up to Cottage Point into one of those occasions which we will remember for the rest of our lives. From the first time we made the initial enquiries it was obvious we were dealing with someone who really cared and valued their relationship with us and wanted to make the planned occasion into a most memorable day.