Boat and Kayak Hire

Cottage Point is the perfect location to launch your day of adventure on the scenic waterways of Cowan River sheltered by the beautiful evergreen Kuring-gai Chase National Park. The waters are calm and protected, and are plentiful in secluded beaches, natural waterfalls, birdlife and marine life which are best 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.

Our fleet of boats and kayaks is available for hire all year round. Hours of operation are 8am until 4pm, 7 days per week. Bookings are not essential but are encouraged particularly during weekends and school holidays. Call the Kiosk on 9456 3024 to discuss availability of the vessels and make a booking or click here to contact us via email.

The Kiosk General Store is stocked with everything you need for your day out, from fishing bait and tackle and ice to ice creams, sunscreens and cold drinks. We do takeaway coffee too! You might like to book a table for breakfast or lunch before or after your adventure, or we can package your meal to go.

Boat Hire Rates

  • 2 hours - $80 (minimum)
  • 3 hours - $100
  • 4 hours - $120
  • 5 hours - $130
  • 6 hours - $140
  • 7 hours+ - $150

Boat Hire Bond Charge - $100 per vessel.
See Additional Information below for more details.

Fuel and lifejackets supplied. The Hirer must be 18 years or over. All boats have a canopy for shade.

No licence required.

Single and Double Kayak Hire Rates

  • 2 hours - $50 (minimum)
  • 3 hours - $60
  • 4 hours - $70
  • 5 hours - $80
  • 6 hours - $90
  • 7 hours+ - $90

Kayak Hire Bond Charge - $50 per vessel.
See Additional Information below for more details.

Paddles and lifejackets supplied. Maximum weight per kayak is 130kg. The Hirer must be 16 years or over. There is no onboard dry storage available on the kayaks.

Hire Conditions (Licence No HD-0031)

The document below outlines all conditions of hire and must be completed, agreed to and signed in person at the Kiosk on the day of hire. Please read this document carefully. If you have any questions about the Hire Conditions we encourage you to ask us at time of booking.

Booking form and hire conditions

Additional Information

Number of Persons

There is a maximum number of persons able to use the vessels. All our boats can take up to 5 people, with some accommodating up to 6. Please discuss the best options with the Kiosk staff at time of booking. All bookings are subject to availability.

Fishing Licences

Please note that the vessels DO NOT come with a fishing licence. You can read about recreational fishing in NSW at to determine whether you may need to pay the NSW recreational fishing licence fee. The Kiosk does not sell fishing licences so if one is needed it should be obtained before visiting Cottage Point.

Bond Charge

The applicable Bond Charge is normally payable on the day, however at peak times and at the discretion of management the Bond Charge may be payable in advance to secure your booking. In case of cancellation by the customer with less than 24 hours notice, or in the case of a no show, any Bond collected in advance will not be refunded. Bookings may only be cancelled without penalty if a severe weather warning has been issued for this waterway or if Kiosk management deem the conditions un-safe eg winds greater than 30knots, electrical storm, debris in water. Kiosk management will consult when making a decision about the conditions. Should the booking not proceed due to unsafe conditions the customer is entitled to a full refund.

On the Day of your Booking

Ensure you arrive in Cottage Point at least 15 minutes prior to your booking time to allow time to find a carpark, complete the necessary paperwork, process any payments and to facilitate the on-board briefing. In the event of late arrival of the Hirer and/or passengers the booking start and end times cannot be adjusted without prior arrangement with management.

Deluxe Tinnie


Dory Tinnie


Single Sit On Kayak


Single Sit In Kayak


Double Kayak