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Moving Waters Houseboat

--- 10 Berth - Hire and Drive or Moored Accommodation ---

Moving Waters can be booked as a 'Hire and Drive' houseboat for those eager to explore the mighty Murray River. Moving Waters can also be booked as 'Moored Accommodation' for those that want to experience being on the water but without having to drive and manoeuvre the boat.

It boasts a modern design, is spacious and easy to operate, making it an extremely comfortable and relaxing houseboat for your next well deserved holiday.

As well as relaxing onboard with your family and friends, there is plenty of activities to partake in.


If you're feeling active, take a dip in the river, try some water sport action or cruise at a more leisurely pace by paddling in a kayak, or dropping in a fishing line to try and catch your dinner.

The large panoramic windows and large shaded upper deck gives you awesome views of the passing landscapes whether inside or outside of the boat.

Moving Waters is based in close proximity to Renmark's town centre, and is certainly true luxury set amongst nature.

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Moving Waters Features

  • Large panoramic windows
  • 3 queen split apart beds
  • 2 sets of bunks
  • 2 bathrooms (one shared ensuite bathroom)
  • Modern kitchen conveniences inc dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • 42" inch LCD flat screen television in living area
  • 22" inch LCD flat screen television with DVD player in one bedroom
  • Integrated CD sound system
  • DVD player
  • Ducted cooling and gas heating
  • Large shaded upper deck with garden swings and sun lounges
  • Large 3m undercover rear deck and 1.8m swim deck for 'at water level' enjoyment
  • Two boat hitches for towing speedboat or dinghy
  • Hooded BBQ
  • Economical 4 stroke motors
  • Power supply provided by 10 eco friendly solar panels and only when required, backed up by a quiet enclosed Honda generator.
  • 2 outdoor Evakool ice chests
  • 1-2 person kayak included in your houseboat hire
  • Satellite phone for when no normal mobile service available

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a special licence?

No - a current car driver's licence is all you need.

Can anyone drive a houseboat, even if I have not driven a houseboat before?

Yes - as long as you are over 18 years of age. On arrival you will be instructed on the operation and navigation of your houseboat by a fully licenced operator. You will then be taken on a short orientation cruise to make sure you are comfortable handling the craft.

How many people are allowed on 'Moving Waters'?

Maritime regulations state the number of persons on board must not exceed the number of berths, being 10. Children under 12 months of age are not included in the count.

How much bond do I have to pay and when do I get it back?

Bond is $1000. Bonds are refunded within 14 days, if the boat is returned in suitable condition and less fuel charges

Are houseboat holidays suitable for children?

Yes - houseboats are fantastic for family holidays. There is so much to do on a houseboat for families - swimming, fishing, kayaking, exploring the bush at your mooring location, collecting wood for campfires (when there is no fire ban) and cooking on the campfire, watching wildlife, watching the supplied DVD's and if you have a dinghy or speedboat, other water sports including kneeboarding, wakeboarding or skiing.

Is there enough water in the river for a houseboat holiday and if so, how far can we travel?

There is plenty of water in the river for you to enjoy a houseboat holiday from Renmark. You can travel as far as you like in the time that you have on board - remember though you have to travel back again! We recommend that you travel upstream as it is a very beautiful part of the river and there are many mooring spots to choose from.

Can I travel at night on the river?

No - Houseboats cannot be driven after sunset.

Fuel Costs - How much will I use and what will it cost?

Fuel usage depends on weather (eg wind), how fast and how far you travel. The most economical speed is around 2600-2800 revs and the boat will use approximately 10 litres/hour. Fuel is also used for the generator. Please remember generator run time is reduced due to the fact that the houseboat has 10 solar panels on the roof of the boat providing a great deal of your power needs.

What is provided onboard 'Moving Waters'>

• All bed linen, pillows, bath towels (please bring own swimming towels) and soap
• A small selection of DVD's
• Outdoor ice chests are provided and we can purchase bagged and block ice on request
• Detergent, dishcloth, garbage bags, glad wrap, alfoil, washing machine powder, dishwasher powder.
• One 2 person kayak

What do I need to bring?

Swimming towels
• Ice for outdoor ice chest (we can arrange supply of bagged and block ice upon request).
• Clothing
• Fishing rod and worms
• Personal swimming life jackets (we have a small selection available for use upon request and depending on availability).
• Food and drink - there is excellent shopping in Renmark with 2 supermarkets - Woolworths and Foodland - and a few other specialty food shops including butchers and bakeries.

Where do we leave our car whilst on the houseboat?

Your car can be parked on James Avenue near the houseboat or next to our residential premises across the road from the houseboat mooring, which is at your own risk. Boat trailers can be parked on the lawn of our home residence.

Rates and Booking

Moving Waters Rates


HIRE DRIVE OPTION
(set rate for up to 10 people)
OFF PEAK
Jun/July/Aug
NORMAL
Sept-Dec and Feb-May
PEAK
Dec/Jan School Holidays
Weekends (min 3 nights) $1800 $2000 Negotiable
Midweek (4 nights) $1950 $2150 Negotiable
Public Hols/Long w/e (min 4 nights) $2050 $2500 $3100
Week (7 nights) $2550 $2950 $3800
New Year's Week (7 nights) $4200
Easter (min 5 nights) $3700
Prices valid until 31st December 2017
Prices are subject to change without notification
Terms and conditions of hire

Please Note: To book the Hire and Drive option of Moving Waters, please fill out the 'Enquiry Form', or call us. The unavailability of the Moving Waters Moored option through the Book Now button may not be a true indication of the hire and drive availability as we block out some dates for Hire and Drive bookings only (Hire and Drive are not bookable online).


HIRE DRIVE TERMS

Check In: 3pm ---- Check Out: 9.30am

Deposit: $500 --- Bond: $1,000

Midweek hires can be taken from a Sunday at no extra cost. Week hires can be taken from a Saturday or Sunday. Hires commencing midweek can be negotiated.

*Rates for week hires (off peak and normal periods) will be higher if the hire goes over a long weekend. Please enquire about these rates.

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Moving Waters

MOORED OPTION
These rates are per night and are based on 2 adults occupying one bed. If an extra bedroom is required, additional rates apply - please contact us for this rate.


NORMAL
(per night rate)

Feb - mid Dec
PEAK
(per night rate)

Moored Accommodation negotiable for Dec/Jan School
Holidays, Easter and special events


Weekends (Fri, Sat & Sun)
$210 $375
Midweek
$190 $375
Long Weekend
$235 $375
Easter

$375

$60/night for each additional person 16 years and over at time of stay.
$30/night for each additional child under 16 years at time of stay.

Terms and conditions of hire.

A 10% discount for 5 or more consecutive nights (excluding peak times, school holidays, long weekends, special events).

Prices valid until 31st December 2016
Prices are subject to change without notification


MOORED TERMS

Check In: 2.30pm ---- Check Out: 10am

Deposit: 20% of total booking cost --- Bond: $450 minimum

On request, light continental breakfast at a cost of $10/head per day.

Cot with linen $25 and high chair available $15 for duration of stay.

$40/bed if the queen beds are required to be split into singles

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A few entries from the Guest Book...

We love the whole package with houseboats - spectacular scenery, tranquility. Moving Waters, in particular, had a modern kitchen, great sound system and convenient power setup (in comparison to some we've had). Having the camp oven to use was great. Rating 5/5.
– Craig, Sam and Kids - Goolwa SA
We loved the automatic quiet generator; the solar panels; the wonderful furniture on the top deck; the large table on the back deck; the dishwasher! Excellent scenery - we had "the spot" and loved it - perfect one day, perfect the next! Rating 5/5.
– Ken and Cindy - Berri SA
Cleanliness and everything we needed was on board. Scenery on our travels was fantastic, breathtaking and tranquil. We had a grat time and will be back. Rating 5/5.
– Ron and Di - Magill SA
We enjoyed everything about our stay, accommodation was faultless, detail to decor and fittings is a credit to Deanne and Stephen. The swings on the top deck were a nice addition and nice to relax in. Having the solar panels is definitely a great idea, not only reduces costs but also reduces noise - fantastic. Deanne and Stephen were both pleasant, friendly and extremely helpful. Rating 5/5
– Margie and Dave - Semaphore SA
Boat was very clean and new looking. Everything was fresh and tidy when we arrived. We had everything we needed!
– Seamark Family - Adelaide SA

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