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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.

PS Federal Retreat Goolwa

From $135 to $150

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.

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