Sydney By Seaplane’s Palm Beach Picnic offers a fabulous alternative to a dining experience. In conjunction with The Boathouse at Palm Beach, Sydney By Seaplane has developed a new Seaplane/dining experience for those seeking a 5 star day out without the confines of a restaurant environment. We can create a range of gourmet Beach Picnics to suit your taste, mood or budget. We have three Beach Picnic options currently on offer and you will find that the choice of wine is also quite flexible. (Note: Most special food requirements can be accommodated. Please call the office to discuss any special dietary requirements.)
The Flights: Fly from Rose Bay through Sydney Heads at low level along the famous Northern Beaches and dramatic headlands to arrive at our private Seaplane base at Palm Beach, just underneath the Barrenjoey lighthouse, and about 5 minutes walk from the stunning surf beach. Sydney By Seaplane returns you to Sydney Harbour on a fabulous scenic flight that concludes with a figure eight at the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
At Palm Beach: You will have no trouble selecting a spectacular location for your picnic. Try the surf beach – a couple of kilometres of sand and surf – or choose the quiet Pittwater side. You could take a walk up to the historic Barrenjoey lighthouse where you will have fabulous views of the Hawkesbury River mouth, the southern end of the Central Coast, the Tasman Sea (Pacific Ocean) as well as magnificent Pittwater to the city, or perhaps tuck in under the headland, amongst the rocks and bushland, just a minute or two from our seaplane base.
*We do not advertise nor can we offer a “secluded beach” setting.
Duration: Your stay at the beach will be approximately 3 hours. The whole experience from check-in is approx. 4 ¼ hours.
You bring: Your swimmers, towels and sun screen. (Walking shoes if you decide to scale the headland to the lighthouse.)
We supply: A beach blanket, large beach umbrella, sunscreen, wine glasses, cutlery and linen napkins will be supplied in a cooler bag and picnic rug. All picnics include bottled still and sparkling water for two. Your picnic is catered by the creative and talented staff at The Boathouse, Palm Beach and will satisfy the most discerning guest.
Option 1. GOURMET LUNCH ESSENTIALS
$970 per couple.
- Trout Board – Pate, smoked trout, Creme Fraiche + sourdough
- Tuna Cracker – Coriander, anchovy, aioli, green chilli + olives
- Bucket of Prawns – Queensland Tiger Prawns, seafood sauce + sourdough
- Green salad – Avocado, peas, cucumber, celery, edamame + pomegranate
- Selection of Cheese – fruit + honeycomb
- Daily cakes (2)
- Small Still bottles of water (2)
- Large Sparkling San Pellegrino mineral water (1)
- Bottle of Wine: choice of red of white (1)
Option 2. GOURMET HAMPER WITH BOLLINGER
$1025 per couple
- Contents as per Option 1 (substituting Bollinger for the wine choice)
- Bollinger Special Cuvée
Option 3. NON-ALCOHOLIC GOURMET HAMPER
$930 per couple.
- Contents as per Option 1 – excluding wine
Here is a recent review: “Enjoyed every part of it, staff and crew made us feel welcome and were very friendly, it was a great experience and the picnic basket was stuffed with so much food, it is a very romantic getaway for the day! Mario”
Note from Steve, your pilot: “Please note that we do not advertise a ‘secluded’ beach. It is almost impossible to find a secluded beach in Sydney and surrounds.We bring you to our seaplane base at Barrenjoey, Palm Beach. The ‘remote’ beaches are no longer suitable for our beach picnics as they present some safety concerns – therefore we no longer use these locations.