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Unforgettable Houseboats
Tel: 1300 761 721 or +618 8569 2559
Lot 724 Pelican Drive, Mannum,
South Australia 5238
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Checklist for your Murray River Holiday

Now it’s time to finalise your last minute details with us and start preparing for one of the best holidays you’ll ever have! We MUST be notified of the following NO LATER THAN 4 WEEKS prior to departure:

Bedding arrangements:

We need to know how you would like the bedrooms on your boat made up to suits your group’s sleeping requirements. Beds can zip apart to become singles so we need to know what configuration you would like the beds made up in.  Example: 10 passengers on a 5 bedroom boat could be 4 doubles and 1 twin room. (maximum of 2 x single beds per room)

Ice Boxes:

How many ice boxes would you like filled up? All boats have at least two large ice boxes for storage of your drinks. Cost is $40.00 each with the cost deducted from your security bond at the end of your trip. A load of ice consists of 6 x blocks of ice and 3 x 10kg bags of crushed ice, with each ice box holding approximately 4 to 5 cartons of beer plus the ice so they are quite large marine iceboxes!

Firewood: May to November bookings only.

If you would like to have a campfire on the riverbank we can arrange for firewood to be stocked onboard your boat. The cost is $50.00 per load and the cost is simply deducted from your security bond at the end of your trip. A load consists of 2 x 18kg Bags of firewood. Please note that we are unable to provide full or part refunds on unused firewood.

Electrical Equipment:

Are you bringing any electrical equipment onboard the boat? If so, we need to ensure that anything you are bringing is compatible with our power systems.  Hair dryers/hair straightner, electric shavers, mobile phone and camera chargers are fine – anything apart from that MUST be approved!  Failure to gain approval for any electrical appliances could result in damage to the power system for which the hirer is responsible.

Ski Boats, Jet Skis and Dinghys:

You are more than welcome to bring along your own boats and jet skis but please advise the office beforehand if you intend to do so. There are tow arms on the side of the houseboats so your equipment can be easily secured, all you need to bring is a rope to tie the back of your boat onto the houseboat. You also need to bring jerry cans for your fuel, and be mindful that your fuel CANNOT be stored on the houseboat at any time. Please ensure that you have your boat licence with you in case Marine and Harbour officers are carrying out checks.

Food & Drinks:

Did you want to use our easy ordering services?  When the final balance is paid, an information pack is sent out which includes all the ordering forms for these services, or simply visit our Planning Tips page to download the order forms. Once completed simply fax the forms to our office no later than 4 weeks prior to departure and your orders will be delivered onto your boat on the day of arrival.

Additional Boat Hire:

Ski boat, Dinghy & Canoe hire can also be arranged at an additional charge. Click here for more details.

Additional Tours:

We offer a range of additional tours, transfers, and day trips that can enhance your houseboat holiday. Click here for more details.

Once you have finalised these details, contact Charlotte or Keri on (08) 8569 2559 or Freecall 1300 761 721

You need to bring:
Food & Drinks
DVDs and CDs & IPod adaptors to RCA & Din 3.5
Fishing Equipment & Bait (fishing equipment is also available for hire)
Camera & Binoculars
Personal Toiletries/Hairdryer/Hair Straightener
Sun Screen
Insect Repellent (if required)
Laundry Powder
Beach Towel for Swimming/Jacuzzi

We Provide:

All Linen including Sheets, Quilts & Pillows, Bath Towels, Face Washers, Hand Towels, Bath Mats, Tea Towels, Kettle, Coffee Plunger, Toaster, Cutlery, Crockery, Flut/Wine glasses, Large & Small Glass Tumblers, Sherry/Port glasses, Bakeware, Plasticware,Kitchen Utensils, Electic Knife, Hand Held Stab Blender, Electric Hand Mixer Gladwrap, Alfoil, Salt & Pepper, Paper Napkins, Paper Towel, Toilet Paper, Garbage Bags, Dishwasher Powder, Rinseaid, Dishwashing Liquid, Cleaning cloths, Air Freshener, Flyspray, Fresh Drinking Water, First Aid Kit, Safety Jackets (Adult size only) and River Maps.

All Boats Offer:

Ducted Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Microwave Oven, Gas oven & Cooktop, Electric Fridge, TV, DVD, CD Player, Gourmet 4-Burner Gas BBQ, Child Restraint Fencing, Outdoor tables and chairs, ski boat tow arm, super quiet diesel generators, washing machine and tumble dryer, electric throw blankets.


Your boarding time is 3pm and you must disembark the houseboat by 9:30am. On arrival you must first check in at the office and complete the relevant paperwork before boarding your boat. Once settled onboard, one of our instructors will join you and take you through the internal operations of the houseboat. After this one of our licensed instructors will then board when available to provide you with your tuition on handling the craft.