The Houseboat Experience

Imagine lounging on the sundeck as you cruise along the Murray 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. 

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.

Catering for all tastes and budgets, today’s houseboats are spacious, well-appointed and easy to drive – tuition is provided by licenced 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.

Houseboating is a fantastic holiday option and for many people its 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. Click below for further information.

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

Planning Your Trip - Useful tips to assist in gathering your group together, meal planning etc

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers - A comprehensive list of the most commonly asked questions and answers.

The Ultimate Experience - Want a holiday with the VIP treatment? 

General Information - Extra tips and useful pointers to assist in planning

Seasons & Weather - A run down on the seasons and the best time to travel

Conditions of Hire - A summary of the conditions you must adhere to when hiring any HHA boat

Code of Conduct -  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.

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

The Murray River - Australia's greatest waterway

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Contact HHA

The Houseboat Hirers Association provides a free information service helpline

Houseboat Hirers Association
Marine House, 6 Mary Street, HINDMARSH SA 5007

International: +61 (8) 8346 6655

Telephone: 1300 665 122

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