A houseboat hire holiday is kind of like a camping trip but with all the mod cons and conveniences there when you need them. Houseboats are surprisingly easy to navigate and with only a driver’s licence, you can become a river captain. Perfect for families and friends, houseboat hire allows you to choose to explore an isolated section of the river, or moor at a town and grab a great steak in a local pub. If that doesn’t float your boat, how about a cruise on one of the Murray’s majestic paddle steamers? The crew takes care of everything for you, so all you have to do is enjoy the meals, the wine and the views.
Moon Dance has five bedrooms each with own ensuite and LCD television and DVD player. The upper deck has 10-person heated spa, bar with bar fridge and second steering helm. Lounge has a 50-inch wall mounted plasma television with DVD player. The modern fully equipped kitchen has a large electric fridge/freezer with icemaker and an extra bar fridge. Special features include reverse cycle ducted air conditioning, sixth toilet and electric gangplank. A large bank of solar panels helps reduce your fuel bill. Tuition provided, vehicle storage, equipment hire, non smoking.Visit website
Moon Shadow is a luxurious 10 to 12 berth houseboat. Relax in the large spa on the top deck, or maybe watch a DVD on the 106-centimetre plasma television in the front lounge. It has five queen size beds that can be made into singles. A rear lounge, complete with LCD television/DVD player and stereo system, converts into an extra private bedroom.
Special features include ducted air conditioning, two fridge/freezers, electric gangplank and normal flush toilets. Powered by two economical four-stroke outboard motors and a silent diesel generator. Tuition is provided. Non-smoking.Visit website
Mystique is one of the most enjoyable houseboats on the River Murray with ensuite facilities to all four queen size bedrooms, designer decor, linens, wool mattress underlays and window treatments. Home comforts include two televisions, video system, video, DVD player, CD and book libraries, gas heating and ducted air conditioning throughout plus mains pressure water system. Dishwasher and microwave facilities ensure indulgent holiday relaxation. Mystique is 20 metres long, eight metres wide and is powered by 90 horsepower Honda four stroke outboard engines. Be prepared to relax and enjoy one of South Australia's best kept secrets.
Full security system, 200 litres of water, shaded front and rear deck, non slip sundeck, tools, life vests/buoys, umbrella, swim deck, child safety fencing, 240 volt power, full cleaning facilities and mobile phone.Visit website
New Horizons is a modern, new and economical houseboat designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind. New Horizons is family friendly. The lounge, dining, large top deck with four sun lounges, front and rear deck areas and swim deck gives you plenty of living spaces. Two canoes allow you to explore and relax in nature's beauty along the Murray River. Book now and enjoy a holiday experience of a lifetime exploring 'new horizons' on the ever-changing Murray River.Visit website
The PS Federal paddle steamer built in 1902 now rests on stilts on the River Murray adjacent the bird sanctuary near Goolwa.
This pristine location has the calmness of being on the River Murray, close to the Coorong. It's ideally located for sailing, windsurfing and skiing, yet is within walking distance of the beach, cafes, and the township of Goolwa.
There are two bedrooms, a large lounge and fully self contained kitchen. A bottle of wine is provided to welcome you. Cereal, milk, bread, tea, coffee, bacon and eggs for the first morning of your stay are provided. A vegetarian option is available. Towels and bed linen are supplied.
Enjoy the beauty of being on the river with panoramic views of Hindmarsh Island and river watercraft.
Eco-friendly, off grid solar powered (12 volt) system. Renewable energy for less impact on the environment.
Relaxation and leisure time are so important and you will unwind as soon as you step aboard the PS Federal! Guests have complete privacy as PS Federal is fully self contained.
Not just a place to stay but a unique accommodation experience on the Fleurieu Peninsula on board the Paddle Steamer PS Federal Retreat Goolwa.Visit website
The Proud Mary is a purpose built riverboat, designed to provide a restful and relaxing haven from which you can discover the beauty and fascination of the fourth longest river system in the world. Our 2 and 5 night cruises operate 365 days a year and include all meals, river-view en-suite accommodation and daily nature-based shore excursions.
There are just 18 cabins on board the Proud Mary which ensures you receive the best of personal service yet have the opportunity to meet and make friends with fellow passengers.
immerse yourself in the history and beauty of this unique part of Australia, all cruises are fully inclusive of all meals prepared by resident chef, ensuite cabins, daily shore excursions, live entertainment and much, much more.Visit website
River Breez is a six-eight berth luxury houseboat moored at Mannum Waters Marina.
Embracing an open design concept with a contemporary interior, our elegance and sophistication will suit the most discerning guest. Incorporating innovative design trends, River Breez features the luxury you would expect from five star accommodation.
An executive retreat featuring an upper-deck Jacuzzi, music to all entertainment areas, a designer kitchen incorporating a cocktail bar, with in vogue stainless steel appliances, and all the equipment necessary to produce your gourmet menu indulgences!
There are two European styled bathrooms, an LCD television in each of the three bedrooms, a 46 inch LED television in the lounge area, plus another 42 inch television with a PlayStation.
This magnificent houseboat is open-plan down one side with outdoor entertaining on both the upper and lower decks, providing ample room to spread out and relax while you float around in the 'River Breez'.Visit website
River Wren Houseboat is ideal for a family, couple or small group of friends. River Wren brings back the style, comfort and intimacy of a classic age of river travel. With all the comforts of home, modern conveniences and keen attention to detail, life aboard River Wren is unique. You feel as though you own the whole river. Powered by a quiet, smooth, efficient Honda four stroke outboard, the graceful craft can take you far upstream for a surprisingly small amount of fuel. River Wren is also very easy to drive, manoeuvre, is extremely stable and packed with luxuries and facilities. Enjoy fuss free holiday boating at its best as you explore our fascinating River Murray.Visit website
Riverdance Houseboat offers you the latest in design and comfort. This superbly equipped eight to 10 berth houseboat includes ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning, gourmet kitchen with dishwasher, rear lounge/entertainment area with bar, two bathrooms, Jacuzzi on the top deck and quality fixtures and fittings throughout with state of the art electronics. Luxuries include a home cinema in lounge and separate ice making machine.
Cleaning equipment, safety equipment, life jackets, safety railing, two bathrooms, three toilets, Jacuzzi are all on the upper deck. Ski boat tow arm included. Secure lock up car parking available at extra cost.Visit website
Takeme2 is a magnificent vessel with absolute luxury and open plan living. Consisting of three main bedrooms all offering fully tiled ensuites. The bedrooms consist of three queen/singles, all with direct deck access. The lounge accommodates two quality lay down double beds with its own toilet area. The lounge also features a home theatre system which runs to the top deck. This houseboat is especially designed to be wheelchair friendly.
All bedrooms have their own television/DVD/CD players and lounge. The rear deck has a spacious undercover area with spa, barbecue, table setting, ice chest, swim deck and ski hitch. The front deck has an electric ramp which slides out from under the vessel and the front and rear decks provide lock up gates and all fencing is child proof. A car licence is all that you need for this easy to drive vessel and a lesson is given upon boarding.Visit website