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The Houseboat Experience

Imagine lounging on the sundeck as you cruise along the river, passing ancient ochre cliffs, towering gum trees and abundant bird life. Or finding a quiet section of riverbank, stoking up the BBQ and feasting on the fish you’ve caught earlier that day as the sun sets over the water…

Houseboats can be hired in many locations around Australia from the mighty Murray River in South Australia, to the majestic Hawkesbury River north of Sydney and along the Gold Coast’s sensational Broadwater.

Quality time with family & friends

It’s the ideal way to spend time with family and friends, to relax and rejuvenate and to experience the changing scenery of the River Murray.

From couples to groups of up to 12 people, houseboating is suitable for people of all ages and is great value-for-money. Just about everything you need, including linen, is provided – so all you need to pack is food, drinks, a few good books and your favourite CDs and DVDs.

If it’s your first time, do some research

Catering for all tastes and budgets, today’s houseboats are spacious, well-appointed and easy to drive – tuition is provided by licensed operators before you set out and as long as you are over 18 years of age and hold a full driver’s licence, you’re on your way.

House-boating is a fantastic holiday option and for many people it’s a first time experience so it’s important to have access to all the information you need to ensure you trip is an enjoyable one. See our resource section below.

Click to access our resources

Provides you with all the information about the standard features and inclusions you will find on all HHA boats.

Useful tips to assist in gathering your group together, meal planning etc.

A comprehensive list of the most commonly asked questions and answers.

Want a holiday with the VIP treatment?

Extra tips and useful pointers to assist in planning.

A run down on the seasons and the best time to travel.

A summary of the conditions you must adhere to when hiring any HHA boat.

Best practice tips when on holiday to ensure that you return safely and the environment will still be there for you, and others, to enjoy in the future.

Read about the National Tourism Accreditation Program of which HHA is an accredited member.

Australia’s greatest waterway.

Register here for more info about recreational boating