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.
Alexia on The Murray is a two-storey houseboat offering moored, floating accommodation on the Murray River. Fancy some river time? Can you imagine yourself sitting on the deck, drink in hand, fishing rod close by, watching the water, the bird life and the sunsets?
Alexia suits these pursuits and more and offers a unique style of water-based accommodation, located at Riverglen Marina, Murray Bridge. Alexia accommodates up to six, but is ideally suited to couples with three bedrooms and bathroom downstairs while the kitchen and living area is upstairs.
Both upstairs and downstairs offer plenty of deck space to take in the river views. Beautifully decorated in a blend of traditional and modern furnishings.Visit website
Spoil yourself with a holiday on Astra Nova, with all the luxury features you deserve.
Features include satellite television, a television set in each bedroom, fully ducted reverse cycle cooling and heating with an individual climate control in each bedroom. Luxury features abound with a 10 person heated spa, fully equipped cocktail bar, two refrigerators, home theatre system, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer, large hooded stainless steel barbecue, fully carpeted and shaded upper deck with separate upper deck steering station, and outdoor furniture.
Five bedrooms with king size beds and each can be made up as two individual full size singles. The rear bedroom converts into a rear lounge. There are two fully tiled bathrooms.
The rear full width swim deck is easily accessible through double gates and has towing vees.
Our managers ensure personalised and friendly service from private moorings in River Lane, Mannum.Visit website
Bill’s Boathouse is a beautiful, sustainable boathouse moored permanently on the Murray River, as part of the Riverglen Marina Reserve southeast of Adelaide.
This completely self-contained, modern concept floating eco pod is a stylish getaway boathouse right on the Murray River. It offers a spacious fully functional kitchen for those who love to cook, a Webber barbecue for those who don’t like to cook, a fishing rod and tackle for those who want to catch what they cook, plus two outdoor sun chairs for those waiting to be fed. There’s even a desk for creative types.
When you’re in full relaxation mode, the wrap-around timber deck offers sensational views directly facing the river. Grab a deck chair or a sun lounger, soak in the sunset and embrace the fun of river life! When the sun decides to set, you may wish to light the fire or soak in a steaming outdoor bath.
The bedroom includes a built-in wardrobe, queen size bed and warm American Oak driftwood flooring, while the adjoining modern bathroom has a full-sized shower for a relaxing soak. The queen size bed looks out to the water through the willow trees - as does our outdoor bathtub on the deck.
Luxury inclusions: 2-person hammock Outdoor bathtub & shower Firepit 2 kayaks & life jackets 2 Fishing rods and tackle
Pets are welcome.Visit website
Break Free is a twelve berth, self-drive houseboat - comfortably accommodating twelve guests in six bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. Panoramic tinted windows offer unparalled views of the ever changing river as you glide along. Not only a well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, but also a dining room that seats twelve, plus BBQ and outdoor furniture. Break Free is based at Riverglen Marina, Murray Bridge, enabling one hour access from Adelaide.Visit website
Break Free houseboat accommodates twelve passengers in six bedrooms and two bathrooms, for on-site accommodation on the Murray River, based at Murray Bridge, South Australia.
A generous-sized and practical kitchen has all the appliances you need to cook up a storm with the minimum of fuss with 2 x two-door fridge/freezers, dishwasher, microwave, full stove-top & oven.
Two practical and central bathrooms cater for the demand, as well as a third toilet – accessed from the deck.
The upstairs deck has a large canopy for shade, along with a selection of furniture to relax and enjoy the view from.
Further entertainment is provided via the 3-D television and sound system with several speaker options around the boat.
Break Free is a great value boat with everything you need to Break Free from your everyday stresses and enjoy your well-earned holiday.
Please note this is not available for hire and drive.Visit website
Comfortable, reliable, affordable and spacious. With six bedrooms, Break Free easily accommodates up to twelve people. The kitchen offers all the appliances you need, with plenty of bench space . Two central, two-way bathrooms, and a third toilet. Enjoy the outdoors on two decks, upstairs with canopy.
BreakFree is a unique experience of floating, self contained accommodation. Remaining moored during your stay, you can experience all the fun of a houseboat holiday, without having to 'learn the ropes' or negotiate who is driving.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the peaceful setting. Feeling active? Enjoy fishing, kayaking, swimming, tennis, walking or bring your own boat. With access to your car you can also visit the many surrounding attractions.
Marina rules apply: Quiet time 10pm – 7am. Parties are not permitted. You are welcome to bring your boat or jetski, however there is NO towing permitted from the houseboat, and the length of the marina is a NO WASH ZONE. Recreational boating is permitted upstream and downstream from Riverglen Marina.
?Six bedrooms – queen beds Two bathrooms/three toilets 3D Television + DVD & sound system with speaker options Dishwasher, microwave, full size oven, two fridge/freezers Dining table comfortably seats twelve Ducted air-conditioningVisit website
Breakaway from everyday life and experience the magnificent Murray River aboard this modern and well equipped houseboat. Breakaway offers three bedrooms, two with double beds and one with a double bed which can split into two singles with a single bunk over.
Large air conditioned living area with excellent viewing windows. Watch your favourite film or listen to your music on the entertainment systems provided. Large dining table, well equipped kitchen with microwave oven, full stove, refrigerator/freezer and dishwasher. Bathroom with toilet and second separate toilet. Large front deck with safety fencing, gourmet barbecue, esky and outside furnishings. Good size rear deck with enormous swim deck. Upstairs to a spacious top deck with shade canopy. Easy to drive and economical.
Deck chairs, dinghy, cleaning equipment, life vests/buoys, safety railings, swim deck, air conditioning and heating. Secure car parking available at minimal cost. Spa bath on top deck.Visit website
Come aboard and enjoy Carpe Diem luxury houseboat, designed and built to the highest standards in 2016.
Admire the sharp, sleek lines with modern building materials and luxury fit out. Carpe Diem will provide you with a unique houseboat experience second to none.
With three queen sized bedrooms and spacious front and rear lounges with sofa beds, Carpe Diem can sleep six to 10 people.
Relax, indulge, escape On Carpe Diem Houseboats.Visit website
Castaway is a luxury, newly appointed eight to 12 berth two storey houseboat. Featuring spacious upstairs and downstairs lounge and fully equipped kitchen and dining areas. Accommodation by way of five queen size bedrooms and two bathrooms. True luxury afloat including air conditioning.
240 volt generator, ski boat hitch, spacious front and rear decks, cleaning equipment, safety equipment, life jackets, safety railing, two toilets, rainwater. Three queen size beds can zip apart to six single beds. DVD player, karaoke, Sony Playstation One.Visit website
Desire Houseboat at Mannum lives up to its name. This up to the minute houseboat has well-appointed four to six bedrooms that can sleep up to 12 people in modern surroundings. For your use a 46 inch LCD television and CD/DVD player is available. The ambience is further enhanced with the ability to pipe music to the upper and rear decks for your easy listening pleasure. This is further enhanced by being MP3 and iPod compatible, so you can set your own mood.
The galley is equipped with the latest stainless steel cook top, under bench oven and up right fridge-freezer to assist with all meal preparations. The added benefits of a front load washing machine and linen make it a home away from home.
To enhance your relaxing break the sundeck offers an eight person spa to relax and enjoy the views of the river and its districts.Visit website