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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
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Return seaplane flight from Sydney to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Scenic Flight over Bondi Beach, Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House
Gourmet three-course a la carte lunch
Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and drop off
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Lyne Park, Rose Bay NSW 2029, Australia

Departure Time

12:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cottage Point Inn
Tranquil Cottage Point Inn is only 20 minutes' flying time from Sydney's hustle and bustle. On arriving at Cottage Point Inn, you'll land on the water and taxi to the restaurant's seaplane dock, where the inn's friendly staff will be waiting with a warm welcome and some great Australian wines! 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 • Pan-fried 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
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
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.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sydney Harbour Bridge
To top off your magical afternoon, on your flight back to Sydney you'll have incredible photo opportunities as you fly over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sydney Opera House
Travel over the Sydney Opera House before landing at Rose Bay, eight kilometers from Sydney's city center.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sydney Seaplanes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lunch at Cottage Point Inn by Seaplane from Sydney?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Lunch at Cottage Point Inn by Seaplane from Sydney?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Lunch at Cottage Point Inn by Seaplane from Sydney?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lunch at Cottage Point Inn by Seaplane from Sydney?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Lunch at Cottage Point Inn by Seaplane from Sydney?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Lunch at Cottage Point Inn by Seaplane from Sydney.

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Ella
, May 2021
A beautiful spot, so relaxing. Spectacular views from the plane. Outstanding food and service. Was a perfect special occasion day out .
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Spectacular Cottage Point
Ringo
, May 2021
Outstanding!! Gorgeous location, food to die for and very welcoming staff. This was an experience that we will not forget! Book me in again please 🤗🤗
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Excellent experience with exceptional food
Sarah_S
, May 2021
Amazing surprise birthday present for my husband. Perfect way to see the harbour and feel like a rockstar when arriving at restaurant. Food was exceptional with lovely staff. Highly recommend.
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Spectacular day out !
Joyce-Hammerton
, Apr 2021
From the moment we were picked up to board the seaplane, we felt like we were royalty. The staff could not be more attentive and helpful in keeping our destination a secret for my daughter who was having a surprise birthday lunch. The food was beyond any expectations and blew us out of the water. The little extras were really appreciated. The salmon cornettos were to die for and I’m glad my family didn’t like salmon so I could have theirs. The fresh bread rolls with fabulous salted butter were very moreish. All the meal was perfectly cooked. We particularly love the service in this place. Everyone could tell us the exact ingredients in each dish, particularly helpful as I can be anaphylactic if eating the wrong things. Even the wine list and cocktail list were described to us in great detail. Just a huge superb dining experience and sea flight. A huge thank you for making our daughter‘s birthday so special.
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Unfortunate Weather Great Service
Shirley_D
, Dec 2020
Would recommend this trip. The seaplane ride was beautiful. They warned us it would be bumpy because of the wind but it wasn’t too bad and their reassurance helped. The food and service at the restaurant were excellent. It definitely would have been a rating of 5 except we couldn’t fly back because of the weather- no ones fault and a limo ride back to Sydney was organised for us just disappointing. At least we were able to do the plane one way.
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This tour could not have been more...
JANDORY
, 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 !!!
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The sea plane ride was amazing and the...
Doug E
, Feb 2017
The sea plane ride was amazing and the food was outstanding.
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The experience of flying over Sydney...
Thomas O
, 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.
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Nice terminal at Rose Bay and...
hunty
, 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.
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An unforgettable and pleasurable...
David J. G
, 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.
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