Houseboats are an interesting accommodation option - just think of it like a holiday house that cruises along a river or lake, fully self-contained with everything you need for that truly independent holiday experience. Skippering your own boat means that you can go wherever you want, or just pull into the bank for a while and spend some time ashore. And you don't even need a boat licence to operate one.
Houseboats can be hired from several towns along the Murray River. Your journey may involve the fascinating process of traversing a lock which controls water levels and regulates river flow for irrigation purposes. Once your houseboat enters the concrete lock chamber and the gate is closed, the water level in the chamber will either rise or fall to match the level in the river that you are navigating into. The gate will then open and you are free to proceed on your journey.
For houseboating on a lake that is around 2 hours drive from the centre of Melbourne, head to Eildon on the shores of Lake Eildon. It is Victoria's second largest lake with over 500 kilometres of coastline.
Enjoy the unique experience of a boating holiday aboard a well designed and easy to handle houseboat. Based at Lake Eildon Marina, the fleet consists of both budget and luxury houseboats which can sleep up to 12 people. They also allow guests to bring dirt bikes with them on the boat to complete the adventure.
Waters Edge operate a fleet of 3 houseboats at Lake Eildon Marina which are fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing boating holiday. They even have a houseboat which is wheelchair friendly.