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Houseboat Hire Conditions

Conditions of Hire.


A booking can be confirmed by a Deposit (refer to price lists) and Full payment 6 weeks prior to the date of commencement of hire.


Security Bond:

A Security Bond is to be paid at least 1 week prior to departure (EFT or Credit Card only).

The amount required, varies with different boats. (please refer to price lists).

This will be fully refunded within 10 days after the trip (less running costs, a sewer pump-out fee ($40) and car parking fees - $4.00 per car/per day), on condition the boat is returned on time and in in good order and condition.



The number of people on board must not exceed the number of berths.


Anyone driving the boat must be at least 18 years of age & hold a current driving or boat licence.


Comprehensive instruction will be given in the handling of the houseboat together with  safety & river maps.


Firearms, axes, chainsaws, trail bikes, animals & candles are strictly prohibited.


Houseboats must not be driven at night. All Department of Transport houseboat regulations must be agreed & adhered to at all times.


Houseboats must not travel further south than the Wellington Ferry and no further north than Swan Reach, with prior permission of Owner/Manager.


The Owner/Manager reserves the right to refuse any person/s the use of the houseboat.


The vessel must be returned in a neat & tidy condition, or charges will be incurred.


Smoking restrictions apply to some of our fleet.


No fuel to be carried or decanted on the vessel.


NOTE - Damage and loss will be charged at cost


Cancellation Policy:

Please note: This cancellation policy is widely accepted by Association Members. However, Members reserve the right to specify individual cancellation policies.


Cancellations notified more than 60 days prior to departure will be entitled to a full refund of monies paid less $50 cancellation fee.


Cancellations notified less than 60 days prior to departure will forfeit all moneys paid unless the houseboat can be re-booked for its full hire fee, in which case, all monies paid will be refunded less $150 cancellation fee.

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