33 ft Houseboat ( 2 of these ) (2-6 Berth, 4
adults maximum plus 2 children under 12, great for 1 or 2
couples or a young family, size of a large caravan)
45 ft Houseboat ( 3 of these ) (2-10
Berth, great for a 1 or 2 families or up to 5 couples,
size of a small apartment or cabin, best with 2-6, ok for
8, but 10 is a squeeze)
45 ft Houseboat "12 berth LEO" ( 2 - 12 people
10 adults maximum ) Same size/boat as the other 45s but has 2 small single
on the floor.
Hires cannot be
booked to start on a Sunday or end on a Saturday.
(you can return on a Saturday but your hire
price will include that night)
FREE PARKING for your car,
camper and boat trailer here at the marina.
Motoring Hours Fee -
(the houseboat hire prices are based on a user pays
A fee of $25 per motoring hour applies to cover the
cost of servicing, replacing motors and fuel
Past hires have produced an average of 2-3 motoring
hours per day. There
are no other costs.
We do not charge for
pump-out and rewatering. (some houseboat hire
companies do charge for this)
Your hire price includes gas usage of up to 2 x 9kg
gas bottles and one extra BBQ gas bottle.
No-one has run out of gas since we bought the business
here in 2008. This includes hires of 2-3 weeks in
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Direct
Deposit or cash.
For pricing on the above tables, we are
very flexible and hires can be any number of
nights. (Up to 14 nights, 1 night will be charged
There are 2 "hire dates"conditions.
1/ Hires cannot finish on a
Saturday. You may book a return date on a
Saturday but the hire will be priced to include that
A Friday return is 10am, if
there is no weekend booking for your boat,we will offer
you a 1pm return. This option can be taken up on the
Wednesday afternoon during your hire.
2/ Hires cannot be booked to
start on a Sunday. A Hire
may be possible starting on a Sunday but the
option will only be there if the boat
isn't booked for the previous weekend. Please book
from Monday and call a couple of days before to take up
this option if available.
Hire Times: All Hires are counted on nights not
days. Hires commence with boarding at 1pm first day
and terminates 1pm on the last day, except Friday is a
(4pm return on all Sundays, also Mondays on Long
weekends). Earlier start times may be
available at no extra cost if the houseboat
is not returning the same day. A time can be
organized by calling after 4pm on the previous
We will do our best to get you underway as soon
as possible depending on the circumstances of the
Most hirers get underway between 3 and 4 pm.
There may be up to 5 boats leaving on the same day.
(getting to know how everything works)
Your briefing may be done by watching a video on
your boat or someome will do the briefing in person.
You can ask questions and ask for a demonstration of
anything once you have watched the video if it's not
done in person.
Starting the motors and a revision of anchoring and
mooring will also be done in person.
Prices include GST (Goods and Services Tax).
Prices are subject to alteration without notice. Paying
your deposit locks in the price.
A $500 deposit is needed to secure most bookings. A
$1000 deposit is required on hires over
The balance is paid on the day of
the hire except hires during NSW and Queensland Public
school holidays where the balance is required 4 weeks
before the start
of the school holidays. Christmas school
holiday balance required before 1st December.
In general, whilst on hire, we require a $1000.00 security
bond for the duration of your holiday. You may
choose this to be done with a credit card authorization
or we can
cash bond. IF you pay a cash bond, then please bring
your bank account details with you as we do not return
cash. It will be returned by direct deposit into a
bank account. Your hire fee includes insurance for
damage or loss for amounts above the insurance excess
which is $2000.
All bonds include up to $150 for
cleaning if the boat is not returned with basic
Items For Hire ( see photos above, to
the left of the prices table )
Outboard Motor for the dinghy ($25 per day, to a maximum
of $100) We don't include the cost of a motor in
every hire as not everyone wants to use a motor.
In most cases, you can anchor as close as 20m from
shore, so that's as far as you will need to
Age and gender:
Mixed male and female groups.
least 1 person per group must be over the age of
25. This can be wavered at
the management's discretion but
an additional $2000 bond may be required.
If everyone on board is under 40 then the bond
is $3000.00. (Except for Families with under 12 year olds, bond
Return hirers whom we
accept again will have a $1000.00 bond.
Unless you are couples, or Father and son,
Mother and daughter etc.... All male or all female
groups are not accepted unless you are all over 40
you arrive and you are an all male or all female
group under 40's, without our written (emailed)
permission, you will not be allowed to take the
hire and you will lose any moneys paid.
These tougher conditions are a result of
minority of badly behaved groups spoil it for
Sorry no pets allowed. The lakes are protected by
National Park's laws.
- No firearms allowed on
You have full access to the Myall Lakes (over 3 times
the size of Sydney Harbour).
No access south of Tamboy. ( river between Tea Gardens
and the Lakes )
No access to jetties or wharves
You must arrive at the marina at least 3.5 hours before
the official sunset time. This is due
to the available daylight needed to pack your
receive the briefing, navigate the river and reach
the first available anchorage. If you arrive
later than this time or you take too long packing the
boat, you will stay on your houseboat at the
and leave the next morning. (the houseboat must be
pulling away from the marina 2+ hours before
Please read all our conditions
of hire before booking. You can Enquire
on-line now, or give us a call. 8am til 8pm any
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