About Us



Cottage Point Kiosk and Boat Hire, built around 1918, is situated at picturesque Cottage Point at the entrance to Coal and Candle Creek in the Kuring-gai National Park. Only 40 minutes from the Sydney CBD and should not be missed by visitors to Sydney.

Located at the junction of Cowan Creek and Coal & Candle Creek, part of the Hawkesbury / Broken Bay river system. A dream destination for kayakers and an ideal place for breakfast or lunch, or a great launching point to discover the abundant flora and fauna and Aboriginal rock art.

discovered by boat or kayak. Whether you’re looking for a fun day out with the family cruising on the river and maybe throwing a line in, or spoiling that special someone with a romantic picnic and stroll along a secluded beach, you will find what you’re looking for and more whilst exploring our magical waterway.


Cottage Point is not only a great place to spend the day unwinding, it has rich cultural heritage to immerse yourself in. 

The Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park protects 14,712ha of rugged bushland, two waterways of Cowan Creek and Coal & Candle Creek. Cottage Point is listed as a Heritage Conservation area by Warringah Council due to significant buildings which highlight the leisure related development of the area.

Halvorsen Boats

Halvorsen Boats traces its roots to 1887 when Halvor Andersen a farmer launched his first wooden craft near Arendal in the south of Norway. His son Lars followed in his father’s footsteps and became a boat builder. After Lars lost his fortune in the sinking of an uninsured sailing ship Nidelv on its maiden voyage, Lars moved from Norway to Cape Town, South Africa in 1922 to start over.

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8am-4pm, 7 days

(closed Christmas Day)