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Contact Details
45 Amanda Drive Surrey Downs Mannum, South Australia 5126
Postal Address 45 Amanda Drive Surrey Downs
Phone: 0417821735
Mobile 0423551106


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Facilities / Features

  • Panoramic tinted windows.
  • Quality fittings throughout.
  • Three private bedrooms (1 permanent double and 2 queen/zip apart single beds).
  • Child safety rails on all lower deck.
  • Doona’s and pillows supplied.
  • Fresh linen and towels supplied.
  • Bathroom/Toilet.
  • Second separate toilet.
  • Air-conditioned and Rinnai gas heater.
  • Dishwasher.
  • Drinking water pump in kitchen (160 Litre Tank).
  • Quality cutlery and crockery.
  • 325 litre Mitsubishi electric fridge/freezer
  • Breville Flat Bed Microwave oven and Chef gas stove/oven.
  • Scanpan Stainless steel cookware.
  • Flat Screen LCD Colour TV/DVD.
  • Radio and CD player (Bluetooth).
  • Phone charger socket at Helm.
  • Speakers cabin, front, rear and upper decks
  • Tuscany outdoor setting on front deck
  • Simpson Auto washing machine
  • Swim deck with folding swimming ladder on port side.
  • 8’ dinghy with oars supplied.
  • Weber Q BBQ and large Evakool ice box on large front deck (3.5 Metres).
  • Upper sundeck (covered).
  • Upper sundeck has Two Lounges, a Table & 4 chairs.
  • Stainless Steel Swim Deck ladder to help you get out of the water.
  • All DMH safety equipment supplied.
  • UHF 2 way radio.
  • Yamaha 5.5kva 240 volt generator (remote start)
  • River maps (Murray River Pilot)
  • 60hp Yamaha Hi-Thrust 4 stroke outboard motor,(fuel approx. 8 Litres p/hr Dog friendly (Conditions Apply)Must Vacuum carpet daily.

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Rates and Conditions

HIRE PERIOD NORMAL Feb-Dec PEAK & Xmas School Hols.
WEEK (7 nights)
MIDWEEK (4 nights)
WEEKEND (3 nights)
EASTER (5 nights)
New Years Week

Conditions of Hire
(Rates above apply from 21/10/2023

  • Boardings are on Monday or Friday 3pm, Return is 10am on last day.
  • Maximum number of people on board must not exceed 6 by order of Dept. of Transport (DMH) law.
  • Deposit: $500 within 7 days to confirm booking. Failure to pay deposit will result in the houseboat being re-offered for hire.
  • Final Payment: Due 6 weeks prior to departure.
    (Payments by Bank Transfer)
  • Security Bond: $1000 (Cash) payable on boarding. Refunded 14 working days after hire, less fuel, call-outs and damages as applicable. Bond refund will be by bank transfer (details required), Insurance excess is $1000.
  • Pets: $100 Pet Bond applies per pet. Hirer must bring dog bedding, pets not to be on the furniture or beds. Pet Bond refunded when houseboat is returned in good order, Pet Bond is returned along with houseboat bond 14 working days from the date of the return.
  • Cancellations:
    Cancellations notified 45 days before hire will be refund all money paid less a $100.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 45 days prior to departure will forfeit all monies paid, unless the houseboat can be re-booked for its full value, in which case all monies will be refunded less the deposit.
    A $100 rebooking fee will apply.
  • Extra charges for late return and extra cleaning.
  • Owner/Managers reserve the right to refuse use of the vessel to any person/s.
  • We agree to have the boat, motors and accessories in good working order but we will not be obliged to compensate the hirer for loss of time due to mechanical problems during the hire period.

Contact Details and Location

Moored at Kia Marina 11km upstream from Mannum via Bakers Hut Rd on the Younghusband Road (East Front Road)

Magic Houseboats
Peter and Lorraine Terrison
452 Greenshields Rd
Younghusband 5238
Phone: 0417 821 735 Peter
Phone: 0423 551 106 Lorraine


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