Yes! All you need is an unrestricted driver’s license , and be a responsible person over the age of 21 . With expert tuition from our staff, you’ll be confidently cruising and berthing your houseboat in one hour from stepping aboard.
We will arrange a pilot to transport you form place to place during your holiday , at an additional cost However you may be more restricted in your mooring locations , as we will need to access them by road for drop off and pick up.
We always have friendly , helpful staff on call , so you can contact us at any time on your mobile phone. If the answers to y ur questions are not in the book onboard we are only a phone call away .
From our Moorings there is about 100 km of navigable river at your disposal, Cruise downstream past the GOL GOL Hotel , River side Golf Club .
Or go through lock 11 past Apex park River Beach Park , Coomealla Golf Club to Wentworth and the Junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers ( approx 60 km)
Or cruise up stream to Trentham Estate winery ( where you can do tastings and have a meal), Travel past the old Psyche Pumps and the very scenic Red Cliffs – as you go further up steam you will experience the quiet life and the tranquility of it all!!
There several supermarkets in Mildura and we suggest that you get all your necessities at the supermarkets as it is cheaper and and a much more stress free way to do it, but you can access a couple of convenience stores along the way , If you pull up at Mildura Ornamental lakes you can access all the CBD shops ( there is a general store at GOL GOL ) .
There is ample parking at the Bruce’s Bend Marina for cars , campers trailers at our mooring site , or if you prefer you can take your cars (etc…) to our place and we will transport you back to the boat.
Our boat are well equipped , You will find everything you need on board , we supply:: toilet paper, paper towel, G;lad wrap , tin foil, serviettes, dishwashing liquids ( Dishwasher tablets for the 2 boats that have dish washers)Laundry powder, dish cloths and scourer and tea towels – And if we haven’t got what you need please feel free to suggest what else we can help you with to make you hire easier)
The decks on our houseboat are fenced all around and the River Rose has agate on the top of the staircase, we strongly advise that all children wear life jackets whenever they are near the water and should be supervised at all times- we can lend you some life jackets and the boat is equipped with 12 life jackets approved by the MSB .
The security bond is between $ 1000 and $1500 depending on which boat you hire . It is payable on boarding in cash only . The bond is Double for an all male or all female crew. The bond is transferred back into your nominated account usually within 7 working days , the fuel and gas and the cost of any damages are deducted from your bond, ( also any extra cleaning cost or late fees if applicable)
If you cancel more than 2 months before your booking , you will receive a full refund less $100 administration fee. If you cancel within 2 months of your hire we will refund the full amount less $100 administration fee provided we are able to rebook the boat for those dates for the same money.If we are unable to rebook the boat for those dates you will lose your money that has been paid. For this reason we recommend that you take out travel insurance ( when hiring more expensive houseboats)for unforeseen circumstances. AS an alternative , we invite you to rebook your holiday at a later date.
yes all the 3 boats allow you to tow your fishing boat, ski boat or jet ski- We have a boat ramp that is a 2 minute drive form our mooring site!
Our boat are not set up to carry pets sorry – we do not have t eh regulations for clients top carry pets on board s- you can always leave you’re you much loved pet at the Cabarita Lodge B&B for a holiday!!
Yes we do supply Kayaks free of charge- there is one kayak on the VIP and 2 Kayaks on each of the bigger boats for your enjoyment!!