Houseboat holidays are a great idea for a family holiday. Get out on the water for a complete change. Change the scenery with every step, while maintaining all the comforts of home!
With a number of operators to choose from, you can explore the Gold Coast broadwater, visit quaint riverside villages on the Tweed, and watch Mount Warning loom closer as you meander upstream toward Murwillumbah, or cruise the mighty Clarence as it winds its way from Grafton to the sea at Yamba.
These are self drive boat charters, so no licence is required, but a pre departure briefing on handling and waterways regulations, is included with all hires.
Houseboat holiday hire on the Gold Coast broadwater QLD, Tweed river, Tweed Heads Northern Rivers, NSW, and south on the Clarence river region of Australia are listed below. Please note that no house boat rentals currently operate in Byron Bay or Ballina to our knowledge. There are some boat charter operators, but those are primarily off shore fishing charters.
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Check out other Australian houseboat holidays and river boat holiday locations below, including houseboat hire in New South Wales (NSW), South Australia (SA) and the Northern Territory (NT). Some operators are very popular, so you'll need to book well in advance to secure your holiday boat.
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Located 5 km from Paddlesteamers Melbourne & Rothbury, All Seasons Houseboats provides accommodation with a shared lounge, water sports facilities and a shared kitchen for your convenience.
Providing a patio, some units are air conditioned and include a dining area and a seating area with a cable flat-screen TV. Some units also have a kitchen equipped with a dishwasher, a microwave, and a fridge.
Situated in Moama, New South Wales, Moama on Murray Houseboats provides accommodation with a kitchen. There is a seating and a dining area in all houseboats. Ideal to discover the area, and drop a line in for some fishing.
2 berth, 4 berth and 10 berth houseboats available. Echuca is 2.7 km from Moama on Murray Houseboats.
Situated in Marrakai in the Northern Territory, Corroboree Houseboats come with a balcony, a kitchen with a fridge and a stovetop, and a private bathroom. 4 berth and 6 berth boats are suitable for a family or two couples.
Ideal for fishing holidays and to discover the tropical north of Australia. Darwin International Airport is 89 km.
Situated in Goolwa in the South Australia region, Swamp Fox luxury 2BR Dutch Barge has a balcony and garden views.
The boat features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with river views.
A continental breakfast is available each morning at the boat.