Sydney based freelance writer.I love cooking and eating out. I also love coffee. And cake. I adore cake.
Published October 26th 2010
In as little as a 20 minute scenic flight, you can be miles away from the noise of Sydney traffic and enjoying a delicious lunch at the peaceful and idyllic Cottage Point Inn.
Cottage Point is one of the most unspoilt places in Sydney. Located by the waterfront and part of Ku-Ring-Gai national Park, when you're sipping a cool Aussie wine and enjoying your exceptional lunch, you really could be anywhere.
The Cottage Point Inn is set on the water at the junction of Cowan Waters and Coal and Candle Creek and was originally the Cottage Point boatshed and general store until the 1970's when it was turned into a restaurant, and has been operating since.
Their philosophy is "to provide an honest, modern Australian style of food served in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere".
Sydney Seaplanes would be delighted to take you on a scenic flight with great photo opportunities over the Harbour, leave you to enjoy lunch at the Cottage Point Inn, and fly you back to metropolis with the full tummy and a serene mind.
If you have a special occasion coming up, it would be worth considering a flight/lunch package as it would make a perfect gift!
You can always drive there yourself of course, and take a picnic, hire a boat or have a lazy lunch or an ice-cream at the Cottage Point Kiosk, if you don't like to fly or want to opt for a cheaper option. They have a good lunch menu and also offer boat and kayak hire.
To get there, take the Pacific Highway north bound, turn right onto the Mona Vale Road at Gordon and drive towards Terrey Hills, and then take the left turn into McCarrs Creek Road. Travel for about 2 km and then take the left fork up Coal and Candle Drive and keep driving for about 3 or 4 k. Then take a left towards Cottage Point and drive another couple of kilometres.
Make sure you allow plenty of time for gazing across the still waters and digesting the calmness and peacefulness as well as your lunch!
It's simply stunning there and well worth a visit.