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.


A  security  bond is to be paid on boarding (min $400). The amount required varies with different boats.( refer to price lists) This will be refunded less running costs , provided the boat is returned on time 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.

  • Boarding time is 2:00 pm on day of departure. 
    Disembark time is by 9:00 am the day after the last night of hire (ie. last night of hire is Saturday, you need to disembark by Sunday 9:00 am). All Boarding and Disembarking times to be discussed with management (a minimum of 24 hrs prior)

  • 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 (down river)than the Wellington Ferry and no further north (up river)  than lock 7, unless granted  permission by 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

Where late cancellations occur and we cannot re-book the craft for that period we reserve the right to refund the deposits at our discretion.