The Boathouse Palm Beach is spreading envy among other Northern Beaches restaurants with its front row views of Palm Beach and Pittwater. Add to this the shabby-chic-meets-modern decor, a succinct breakfast and lunch menu and a front store that delights visitors with fresh fruit, flowers, coffee, homemade ice-cream, organic beverages, breads, jams, cheeses and nuts. Alfresco dining offers three alternatives: picnic-style on the front lawns, on the white chairs of the shady verandah overlooking the water or at picnic tables on the pier.
$420 pp (not including meals)
Take our seaplane flight from Rose Bay (return) to The Boathouse Palm Beach. Relax at The Boathouse Palm Beach among the cray pots, plants, fabulous flowers, quirky decorations and charming furniture on the original boatshed deck overlooking Pittwater. The Boathouse Palm Beach has restored the lifestyle and culture of seaside eating, offering modern Australian cuisine for breakfast and lunch. The contemporary beach side setting allows you to sit back and relax, whilst enjoying flavour some meals created by their chefs with the freshest local produce and seafood. The famous Beer Battered Flathead + Chips are the best on the Northern Beaches!
Flowers, plants, gourmet produce and unusual gifts can be purchased in this stylish and distinctive establishment. This very busy cafe does not take reservations. The Boathouse is open 7 days (closed some Public Holidays). Stop-over time at Palm Beach is usually around 3 hours.
The Boathouse Palm Beach Seaplane Route:
Departing from Rose Bay, Sydney By Seaplane takes you out of beautiful Sydney Harbour through Sydney Heads to follow the magnificent Northern Beaches all the way to Palm Beach. Landing on Pittwater, you will arrive in style at our private seaplane base at Barrenjoey – which we share with this very popular café.
Your spectacular flight back to Rose Bay with Sydney By Seaplane includes a double orbit in front of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge to top off a truly exceptional day of flying and dining in Sydney.
Cottage Point Inn offers a prime waterfront dining location on the Hawkesbury River where diners can land right in front of the restaurant by seaplane direct from Rose Bay. The restaurant is renowned for its relaxed, friendly atmosphere and fantastic modern Australian menus. Enjoy superb modern Australian cuisine on the deck while the water laps gently by, or among the cosy, converted boatshed interiors. The Cottage Point Inn was recently awarded 2 chef’s hats by the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide.
$540 pp (The lunch package includes return scenic flights and your three-course a la carte lunch. Does not include beverages.)
$400 pp return flight only – where you pay the restaurant directly for your meals.
Cottage Point Inn is open 7 days for lunch (closed Tuesdays in Winter) and their philosophy is to provide honest, modern Australian style cuisine served in a professional, welcoming atmosphere. Step from the seaplane on to the restaurant’s private dock to be warmly greeted by the Inn’s friendly staff. Sydney By Seaplane will make the table reservation for you.
Seaplane flights usually commence late morning, early afternoon and depart from the Cottage Point Inn about three and a half hours later. The whole experience will take just over 4 hours.
Cottage Point Inn Seaplane Route:
Travelling from Rose Bay in Sydney Harbour, or from our private Seaplane Base at Palm Beach, arrive in style at the very popular and charming Cottage Point Inn restaurant situated on a broad reach of the Hawkesbury River, surrounded by the peaceful Australian bushland of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. (*If you fly from Palm Beach we travel down to the Opera House and Harbour Bridge before heading north to the Hawkesbury. At the end of the day we fly you directly to Palm Beach).
The flight northwards departs Sydney Harbour through the stunning Heads and follows the famous Northern Beaches (Manly, Freshwater, Curl Curl, Dee Why, Long Reef, Collaroy, Narrabeen, Warriewood, Mona Vale, Newport) to the southern end of Pittwater. From here the flight tracks in a westerly direction over the high ground of the National Park to enter the Hawkesbury River for a spectacular arrival on the river.
Your flight back to Rose Bay with Sydney By Seaplane is equally spectacular and includes a double orbit in front of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge to top off a truly special day of flying and dining in this superb environment.
We also offer return flights for overnight stays and dinner at the Cottage Point Inn Apartments – please call the office for details/pricing.
Perched on the edge of Berowra River, just 40 minutes north of Sydney’s CBD, Berowra Waters Inn offers one of Sydney’s most unique dining experiences. Surrounded by beautiful undisturbed bushland, Berowra Waters Inn offers degustation Modern Australian dining (degustation-style) showcasing French technique and the best produce from the Hawkesbury region.
$450 pp (not including meals)
The Berowra Waters Inn is a “Destination Dining Experience” with a contemporary French theme. Nestled amongst the gum trees on a secluded part of the magnificent Hawkesbury River system the restaurant offers a degustation-style menu and is open Friday to Sunday for lunch. From December 3rd to 31st Jan, the Inn will open Wed-Sun. Berowra Water Inn has been awarded two chef’s hats by the Good Food Guide.
Berowra Waters Inn Seaplane Route:
Sydney By Seaplane’s return flights from Rose Bay are truly spectacular. Departing the Harbour through Sydney Heads we take you past the iconic Northern Beaches before heading west over the high ground of the Ku Ring Gai National Park before arriving on the river for a three hour stay at this iconic dining room.
The flight back to Rose Bay incorporates more of the magnificent Hawkesbury system, the National Park and Beaches, and culminates with a double orbit at the Opera House and Harbour Bridge – completing a stunning experience with Sydney By Seaplane and the Berowra Waters Inn.
Jonah’s Restaurant in Whale Beach is one of Australia’s most luxurious ocean retreats. Whether you’ve checked into the hotel or are a visiting diner be sure to arrive before sunset to take in the restaurant’s view over the Pacific Ocean. The menu at Jonah’s is contemporary with quality, mostly seafood dishes executed with impressive technique.
$430 pp. (not including meals – Lunch will typically cost around $100 per person however the restaurant also offers specials from time to time) .
Jonah’s Restaurant is a 5-star restaurant situated on the cliffs overlooking Whale Beach. We will make the table reservation for your lunch and our flights usually depart late morning/early afternoon. This award-winning restaurant offers excellent contemporary Australian cuisine. Your stay at Jonah’s Restaurant is approximately 2 ½ hours. (Seaplanes are only able to land on the calm Pittwater side of the peninsula, so we will arrange your short road shuttle to and from the restaurant0).
Jonah’s Restaurant Seaplane Route:
Departing Rose Bay this stunning seaplane flight to Jonah’s Restaurant will travel via Manly to follow the famous Northern Beaches arriving in style on at our private Seaplane Base on Pittwater. Your return scenic flight concludes with a double orbit at the Opera House and Harbour Bridge completing a “five star” day out in beautiful Sydney.
Rose Bay for lunch – Flying from Palm Beach
Fly from our private Seaplane Base at Barrenjoey, Palm Beach, travelling via the Northern Beaches south to Sydney Harbour to complete a double orbit at the Harbour Bridge and Opera House before arriving in Rose Bay. This is a fabulous way to impress your guests or celebrate a special occasion. (Sydney By Seaplane can make your table reservation for you if you wish.) We return after a 3 hour stop-over to collect you for the flight back to beautiful Palm Beach.
CATALINA – Rose Bay
Departures from Palm Beach
$420 pp (not including meals)
The sublime Catalina restaurant which has been described as “Sydney’s veranda” offers fine dining from a contemporary Australian menu, with Mediterranean flavours. Located on the waterfront at Rose Bay, Sydney Harbour, their extensive wine selection will impress, as will their superior service and the spectacular water views. Open 7 days for lunch.
REGATTA – Rose Bay Pier
Departures from Palm Beach
$420 pp (not including meals)
One of Sydney’s most iconic waterfront venues, Regatta is uniquely positioned on the harbour at Rose Bay Pier. A harbour landmark with a celebrated pedigree, Regatta brings a fresh vision of contemporary Australian inspired by its breathtaking surrounds. Taking cues from its unique setting, Regatta’s design plays on the ideas of tides and depth with a layering of undercurrents to create a casual yet alluring vibe in synergy with its harbour surrounds.