General Information

Below is some general information that will assist with planning your holiday to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience.

Disabled Facilities

Some of the houseboatsĀ featured on this siteĀ have facilities for people with disabilities. Please check the suitability of these facilities when booking.

Spa Pool/Spa Bath

Spa pool or jacuzzi contains river water that has been treated wheras untreated river water is used in a spa bath.


The Murray River enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with dry summers and relatively mild winters. For more information about Seasons and Weather click here.

Fire danger

The Murray River is, and has been, susceptible to bush fires. On days of high fire danger you need to think about where you will be for the day and what you would do in the event of a fire. During Fire Danger Season there are strict conditions for lighting a fire, including a campfire. The Fire Danger Season is generally from 1 December to 30 April (however, this period can be adjusted according to seasonal conditions). All fires are prohibited on Total Fire Bay Days.

Total Fire Ban Days

When a Total Fire Ban is declared, all fires are completely banned. Fire ban information is broadcast on radio and television from 4pm the previous day and applies for 24 hours (midnight to midnight). Further information can be obtained from the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361 or the CFS website at Severe penalties apply for the lighting or maintaining of fires on Fire Ban Days.

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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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