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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.

In what other accommodation can you 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 or cook a barbie on the large deck while taking in the magnificent view of the town lights in the distance, reflecting on the water?

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 3 minute walk along the riverfront path. Another 2 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 when you are relaxing on the rear deck, it is so peaceful, 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
  • TV/DVD/CD/Radio
  • Tea,coffee and sugar sachets and milk supplied
  • Nespresso/Delonghi coffee pod machine
  • TV in one bedroom
  • One bathroom and two toilets
  • Washing machine
  • Self contained kitchen including dishwasher, microwave, gas oven and cook-top, full size gas 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

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 and small milk
• Toilet paper (you may wish to bring extra)
• All bed linen, pillows, bath towels (please bring own swimming towels) and soap
• A small selection of DVD's
• Detergent, dishcloth, garbage bags, glad wrap, alfoil, washing machine powder.
• 2 person Kayak.

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

(per night rate)

Dec/Jan School Holidays and special events

Weekends (Fri, Sat & Sun nights)
$195 $275
$175 $275
Long Weekend
$200 $275

Christmas Holidays (mid Dec to end Jan)

One night booking - available mid week and outside of peak periods and special events $220
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 2018
Prices are subject to change without notification


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

1 night bookings not available peak period, SA school holidays and other special events.

20% deposit required to confirm booking.

$350 minimum bond payable on arrival

Minimum nights stay throughout the year:
Midweek - 1 night
Long Weekends - 3 nights
SA School Holidays (normal) - 3 nights
SA School Holidays (peak) - 5 nights
Christmas/New Year (Dec 22 to Jan 10) - 7 nights
Easter - 4 nights

Terms and conditions of hire.

2 person kayak included in booking price.
On request, light Continental breakfast at a cost of $10 head per day.
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...

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
Very relaxing, convenient to restaurants etc. Everything was on hand. The weekend went far too quickly and no improvements are needed whatsoever. You will definetly have us as guests again. Rating 5/5
– Graham - Blackwood SA
Fantastic houseboat, we had a brilliant time. 16 fish caught. Would love to stay again
– Daniel and Jenna - Adelaide SA
Thank you for the quaint night. We wish it was longer, A beautiful spot in the world
– Heather and Richard - Sydney NSW
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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