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Moored Houseboat Accommodation


The Murray Dream Houseboat

--- 9 Berth ---

Come aboard "The Murray Dream", a classic and comfortable 9 berth houseboat that serves as a floating self contained accommodation. Unlike other houseboats, The Murray Dream stays moored, allowing you the chance to experience being on the water, with all the fun of a houseboat holiday, but without having to drive and manoeuvre the boat.

It is accommodation with a difference, which you can swim off the back of, tie up your dinghy or speedboat to, try your luck at catching dinner on the end of a fishing line and then cook it on the hooded bbq overlooking the town lights at night!

Get up close with nature and its wildlife from your deck chair or investigate further in the 2 person kayak supplied.

Kick a footy or play cricket in the parklands at the houseboat's door step or take the kids to the playground, just a 2 minute walk along the riverfront path. Another 3 minutes from there and you are in the main township amongst the shops, cafes and restaurants.

On The Murray Dream you are so close to the town centre, but on the other hand it is so peaceful relaxing on the rear deck that you feel so far away from civilisation.


The Murray Dream Features

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 with queen beds, 1 with single bunk over double bed and foldout innerspring double sofa bed in lounge area
  • 240v power, no need to worry about generators
  • All linen supplied
  • 1-2 person kayak, paddles and 2 life jackets included in booking. If you have your own lifejacket it may be handy to bring this with you, to ensure the perfect fit!
  • TV/DVD/CD/Radio
  • Tea,coffee and sugar sachets and milk supplied
  • Paper towel, gladwrap, alfoil, garbage bags, dish cloth, scourer, small shampoo and conditioner, shower cap, soap, washing machine powder
  • Nespresso/Delonghi coffee pod machine and 8 pods to start you off!
  • TV in one bedroom
  • One bathroom and two toilets
  • Washing machine
  • Self contained kitchen including dishwasher, microwave, gas oven and cook-top, full size bottom mount fridge and freezer
  • 3.3m undercover rear deck and large 1.6m swim deck
  • Large hooded BBQ on deck
  • Evaporative air conditioning and gas heating
  • Parking available on James Avenue
  • Continental breakfast available at extra cost...see rates

  • PLEASE NOTE: There are cement steps down to the houseboat with a hand rail to hang onto. If you have any concerns about accessibility, please give us a call and we can send you photos of the steps as required.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people are allowed on board The Murray Dream?

Maritime regulations state the number of persons on board must not exceed the number of berths, being 9. Children under 12 months of age are not included in the count.

What is provided onboard 'The Murray Dream'?

As it is a home away from home, almost everything is provided for your houseboat holiday including:

• Sachets of tea, coffee, sugar,small milk and a few coffee pods to get you started!
• Toilet paper
• All bed linen, pillows, bath towels (please bring own swimming towels)
• A small selection of DVD's, books and games
• Detergent, dishcloth, garbage bags, glad wrap, alfoil, washing machine powder, dishwasher tablets, soap, small shampoo and conditioner, shower cap.
• 2 person Kayak with a couple lifejackets of different sizes (you are also welcome to bring your own if you have one, to ensure the perfect fit!)

What do I need to bring?

Swimming towels
• Fishing rods and worms
• Clothing
• Ice for outdoor ice chest
• Personal swimming life jackets (we have a small selection available for use).
• 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.

Can we take the boat out for a cruise?

No -our accommodation rates are at reduced prices for moored accommodation only and our houseboat and public liability insurances cover us only for moored accommodation. If you are interested in hiring a houseboat to travel up and down the river, please consider our hire and drive houseboat, "Moving Waters" (minimum 3 night hires).

Is there enough water in the River for a houseboat holiday?

There is plenty of water in the river for you to enjoy a houseboat holiday from Renmark.

Where do we leave our car during our stay?

Your car can be parked on James Avenue near the houseboat mooring, which is at your own risk. If parking undercover is essential, parking may be available in the garage of our home residence across the road

Rates and Booking

The Murray Dream Rates

These rates are per night and are based on a min. 2 night stay and 2 adults occupying one bed. If all people as part of the booking require separate bedrooms, additional charges apply.

(per night rate)

All year excluding Dec/Jan school hols and special events

(per night rate)

Dec/Jan School Holidays

Weekends (Fri, Sat & Sun nights)
$255 $300
$230 $300
Long Weekend
$275 $300

Christmas Holidays (mid Dec to end Jan)

Peak period - special events See rates online
Each additional adult 16 yrs and over at time of stay $50
Each additional child 15 yrs and younger at time of stay $25
Prices valid until 31st December 2022
Prices are subject to change without notification


Check In: 2pm ---- Check Out: 10am

20% deposit required to confirm booking.

$450 minimum bond payable on arrival

Minimum nights stay throughout the year:
The number of minimum nights required vary, depending on the time of year - refer to the booking calendar in the "Book Now" button for this information.

Terms and conditions of hire.

2 person kayak included in booking price.
Cot with linen $25 and high chair $15 available for duration of stay.

A 10% discount for 5 consecutive nights and over.
(Available all times except all school holidays, Easter, long weekends, peak periods, special events).


A few entries from the Guest Book...

Home away from home, very comfortable, scenery great, so much supplied - what more would you need for a great price!
– Hood/Black Families - Adelaide SA
The position of the boat to the shops was excellent. The boat was well appointed (nothing lacking). Great hosts - nothing too much trouble. Our stay was not long enough! Rating 5/5
– Anne and Bob - Tanunda SA
Cleanliness and comfort of bedding and towels was excellent with good facilities. The location was wonderful and was a highlight of our stay in South Australia. Rating 5/5.
– Rita and John Last - North Wales England
Thank you for the quaint night. We wish it was longer, A beautiful spot in the world
– Heather and Richard - Sydney NSW
Fantastic houseboat, we had a brilliant time. 16 fish caught. Would love to stay again
– Daniel and Jenna - Adelaide SA
The houseboat enabled us to be on the water, use the kayaks and go fishing but still have the benefit of the facilities offered by the houseboat. An ultimate relaxing river front holiday. Rating 4/5
– Simon, Heather and kids - Wynn Vale SA

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