YES! The only prerequisites are that you are over 21 years of age and have a full car driver’s licence or boat licence. On the day of your departure, one of our friendly staff will give you a full briefing on the operation and
navigation of your Houseboat and then take you for a short cruise just to make sure you are confident before
handing over the helm.
What happens if I need some help?
We are only a phone call away! Simply call us on your mobile phone and we will assist you as promptly as possible. We will provide you with after hours emergency numbers as well.
What is on the boat?
Refer to our Info/gallery page for a comprehensive list of what’s on board.
What do I need to bring?
All you need to bring is your food, beverages, personal toiletries, mobile phone, swimming towels, favourite music/movies, fishing equipment and a good book. You can bring your own ice, or it is available for purchase at the Malibu Bay Marina.
Where can I leave my car during my stay?
Parking is available at the mooring.
What activities are there to do in the region?
The Mildura region offers a diverse range of activities to explore. You can choose to stop off along the way at golf clubs, hotels, restaurants and parks. There will be plenty of information to choose from on board.
Can I bring my pets on board the boat?
Unfortunately, pets are not permitted on the boat.
Am I allowed to bring electrical equipment on board?
If you are bringing any type of electrical equipment on board the boat, we need to make sure it is compatible with our power system. Electric Shavers, mobile phone, hairdryers and camera chargers are ok to bring. If you are planning to bring other equipment, please check with us prior to your holiday commencing. Failure to gain approval for any electrical appliances could result in damage to the power system for which the hirer is responsible.
How do I make a booking?
You can phone Houseboat Escape Mildura on 0488223354 to discuss available dates. Alternatively, use our contact form online and we'll get back to you. Once you've decided on the date that best suits your group we will make a tentative booking for you. All that is then required is for you to pay a deposit of $1000 within 7 days. This deposit is deducted off your hire fee and once this is made your final balance is due no later than eight weeks prior to departure.
Is there fresh water onboard?
We provide some bottled spring water, and there are also fresh water taps in the bathrooms and kitchen.
Can I swim in the river?
Yes, however we recommend that adults and children wear PFD’s. A kayak can be provided for your hire- PFD's must be worn at all times whilst kayaking.
Do I need a licence to fish?
Yes, the Murray River is NSW water, so you do require a fishing licence and some seasonal restrictions apply. Check the fishing guide on board the boat.
Can I bring my speedboat and tie it to the houseboat?
Yes, you can, but for safety reasons no additional fuel in jerry cans/other containers are permitted on the houseboat. There are several locations where fuel can be purchased for your speed boat along the river.