FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
COTTAGE POINT KIOSK & BOAT HIRE
Reservations aren’t essential but are highly recommended, particularly on weekends, public holidays and during school holidays. If you are planning on coming with a large group at any time we recommend making a booking. You can now RESERVE A TABLE via our website.
Yes. We can package up any of our menu items for take away (excluding Aussie Black Mussels). You can even call to order and pay in advance then collect your order at a time that suits you (this service may not be available at peak periods).
You can also take away alcohol and any other items sold in our General Store.
Absolutely. If your group is larger than 8 people please give us a call or send us an email and we’ll make the booking for you.
Whilst our Café is not licensed, our General Store has a bottle shop offering a wide range of bottled wine, beer and other beverages for you to enjoy at your table. We will gladly provide glasses and ice for your drinks free of charge for drinks purchased here.
We allow BYO WINE ONLY. Charges are $1/wine glass and $3/ice bucket.
No. We are open 8am – 4pm daily (kitchen closes at 3.30pm).
For dinner in Cottage Point we can highly recommend our friends at Cottage Point Inn.
Absolutely! We just ask that your pets remain on a lead on the lower deck at all times. For health reasons they are not permitted on the Kiosk balcony or in the Kiosk building. Please let us know if you’re bringing your pet when you book a table online, then we can seat you accordingly.
Unfortunately due to the sloped waterfront landscape of Cottage Point we don’t have ideal access for mobility impaired customers and we don’t have wheel chair access. There are a lot of stairs from the street down to the waterfront which for some is an adventure, but for others it can be quite challenging. Please don’t let that put you off visiting our venue, just give us a call with your concerns and our friendly crew will do what they can to assist.
No outside food is to be consumed on our premises.
If you wish to bring a cake for a special occasion please let us know in advance.
If you are hiring a boat or kayak and heading out on the water you may bring food from home for your adventure but it may not be consumed on the premises.
boat & kayak hire
We have a range of boats for hire. You can see the details and prices of each of the vessels on our website – click here for more information.
No, none of our boats require a boat license.
No experience is needed. One of our staff will brief you on the day so that you are comfortable before you head out.
Yes. Once you have decided which boat or kayak you’d like to hire please give us a call so we can check availability.
The info we’ll need from you to make the booking is:
- Date of hire
- Preferred boat/kayak type
- Start/briefing time
- Duration (minimum 2 hours)
- Number of passengers (noting any under 12 years)
- Name for the booking
- Contact number
- Any special requirements
(We will discuss with you any COVID regulations that might impact your booking request.)
We have a minimum of 2 hours per booking. 2 hours might be enough for cruising around, however, if you want to reach any beaches we recommend 3+ hours.
No. All vessels must be back at the Kiosk by 4pm each day.
No towing of any vessel and/or watercraft is permitted.
Our largest boat seats 8 people, however multiple boats can be booked under the same name to accommodate larger groups
Yes, there is no minimum age for boating. Please let us know at time of booking if you require a jacket for an infant or toddler.
Age Conditions for the kayaks:
- The minimum age of the eldest kayaker is 16+ years.
- The youngest must be 8+ years.
- The minimum age is 16+ years.
Please note that kayaking comes with risks. Therefore ALL KAYAKERS MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM. THEY MUST HAVE THE STRENGTH TO RIGHT THE KAYAK IN THE CASE OF CAPSIZING OR TO SWIM TO THE KAYAK AND/OR PADDLE IN THE EVENT OF IT DRIFTING AWAY.
Yes, you can bring your dog on the boat however they are not permitted to go swimming or ashore in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. For more information please refer to the NPWS Website.
- Identification eg drivers licence
- Payment for the hire fee and the bond (cash or card)
- A charged mobile phone
You may also consider bringing:
- sunscreen and a hat or wet weather jacket depending on the weather
- fishing gear if you have booked a boat for fishing
- change of clothes if you are kayaking
No, but we do have some basic fishing gear for sale including hand reels, hooks and bait.
We use Willy Weather to check the tides for Cottage Point. Click here for current and forecast tide times specific to our waterway.
We don’t have a change room or showering facilities.
You can get changed in our toilets if you wish.