Self-Drive Experiences

 

There is nothing quite like being the captain of your own boat. Our self-drive experiences are popular for those in a big group who want to take the river at their own pace and don’t mind taking the wheel! Expert and professional tuition for your self-drive river getaway is provided by the Qualified All Seasons Houseboats Team. You will be cruising confidently and berthing your houseboat in about an hour from stepping on board. All that you require is a current drivers licence.

 Valentines Day Romance Package
Purchase 3 or 4 nights, and we’ll give you an extra night for free! 

 SAVE UP TO $600 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This offer is only available until the 17th of February 2019. This offer is for travel up until Monday 16th September 2019.
Ring All Seasons Houseboats on 1800 223 375 today to lock in this offer!

 Riverdream Boatel Hot & Cosy Winter Special
6 nights from $990 per person ($165 pp per night based on 5 couples)
Single Supplement available
Booking Code: HOTWINTER2019 

 SAVE $500 

 

Inclusions

  • Complimentary ‘Taste of Trentham’ three course Harvest Table Luncheon for 10 guests at the award winning Trentham Estate Winery.
  • 1 x 60 minute complimentary relaxation or deep tissue on board massage.
  • Complimentary coffee vouchers at Dockside Café.
  • Complimentary Runabout for river activities.
  • Use of 2x kayaks onboard the Riverdream Boatel.
  • Use of basic fishing gear and yabby net on board.
  • Complimentary coffee beans, tea, ice and campfire wood.
  • Provisioning service with free delivery to the Riverdream Boatel.
  • Transfers to and from Mildura Regional Airport.
  • Free secure parking for vehicles and trailers.
  • Complimentary use of All Seasons Luggage Trailers

7 Day Sample Itinerary Upstream from Mildura

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Day 1

Board houseboat at 2pm. Once settled in and a “Captain” has been selected we will take you through the boat and show you where everything is, how it works and teach you to drive it. You can then head off and start your journey along the river and tie up before sunset.

The Gol Gol Hotel is one hours drive upstream and provides excellent moorings. Walk up the hill and dine indoors or outdoors alfresco at the Hotel.

Day 2

Located on the opposite side of the river from the Gol Gol Hotel is Riverside Golf Course. After mooring take a short stroll up the bank and you will come across the 11 th fairway. Follow this back towards the Club House & Pro Shop. Moorings are available there or anywhere along the river bank that is clear of trees/snags.

Day 3

Travel from Gol Gol upstream to Trentham Winery, approximately 1 hour. Good moorings available. Trentham Estate Winery offer dine in Restaurant or alfresco on the balcony, enjoy a culinary experience that is fresh, simple and modern with a touch of class, lunches available Tuesday – Sunday with wine tastings available. Wander further upstream or moor along the river and enjoy fishing, waterskiing bushwalking etc.

Day 4-6

Travel up to Psyche Pumps, approximately 30 minutes upstream from Trentham Winery. These pumps were originally built in 1891 by the Chaffey brothers to meet the needs of the local irrigation settlement and is a must visit during your journey on the River Murray.
Travelling further upstream another hour is Red Cliffs and an hour further on is Lindeman’s Winery – cheers!
Return on the afternoon of Day 6 to Gol Gol Hotel area for your overnight stay.

Day 7

Travel back downstream to the mooring site to disembark by 9.00am.

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7 Day Sample Itinerary Downstream from Mildura

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Day 1

Board houseboat at 2pm. Once settled in and a Captain has been selected we will take you through the boat and show you where everything is, how it works and teach you to drive & moor the boat. You can then head off and start your journey along the river. From the mooring sites to travel downstream you first need to pass through Lock 11. The last opening of the lock is approximately 4.00pm each day. Once you have passed through the lock travel further down stream & find a suitable mooring site for the night. ** All houseboats are guided through the lock.

Day 2

Travel downstream towards Coomealla, approximately 5 hours sailing from Lock 11. Mooring is available at the Coomealla Golf Club where you can enjoy a round of Golf on the championship golf course. If not a golfer, take a walk and enjoy the wildlife of koala’s, kangaroos, goanna etc. For a meal or a flutter on the pokies visit the Coomealla Service club. A courtesy bus is available to pick up and drop off from the mooring sites.

Day 3

Travel downstream to Wentworth, approximately 2-3 hours. Here you will leave the Murray River and Join the Darling River.

Good moorings available at the services club. Good moorings just prior to the bridge. Wentworth has plenty to offer, from the services club for meals & pokies, to the historic Wentworth jail, local museum and the Perry Sand Hills.

Day 4-6

Wander further upstream exploring the Darling River enjoying the fishing, waterskiing bushwalking etc before returning back to the mouth of the Darling and joining the Murray River. Travel back upstream towards Mildura. Located at Merbein approximately 3 hours from Mildura (or 5 hours upstream from Wentworth) is the Chaffey Lookout. Good moorings available here, simply follow the staircase up the bank.

Return though Lock 11 on the half hour on the afternoon of Day 6. You can either motor upstream and moor at the Gol Gol Hotel and dine there for evening or moor back at the mooring site.

Day 7

Travel back downstream to the mooring site to disembark by 9.00am.

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3 Day Sample Itinerary Upstream from Mildura

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Day 1

Travel into town and moor at Ornamental Lakes – walk into town for a meal or site seeing.
Alternatively, travel upstream to Gol Gol Hotel, moor at their moorings and enjoy a meal in the restaurant or enjoy Alfresco dining.

Day 2

Travel to Trentham Estate Winery. A leisurely 1.5 to 2 hour cruise. Enjoy a restaurant lunch or BBQ lunch, cheese platters and wine tastings. Bookings advisable in busy times. Cruise onto Red Cliffs for your second night.

Day 3

Travel on to Psyche Pumps, a popular tourist attraction. Enjoy the wildlife at Kings Billabong. Travel back to Gol Gol for your third night. Ready for departure at the Marina by 9:00am.

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Reservations

To enquire about booking your self-drive experience or to find out more information please contact Jodie Bromley of All Seasons Houseboats Hire on 1800 22 33 75 or email, info@allseasonshouseboats.com.au.

Package Terms & Conditions

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  • A $2,000 deposit must be paid to confirm the booking.  Reserved bookings will be held for 3 days.
  • Final payment required 8 weeks prior to boarding.  Failure to pay amounts by due dates may result in cancellation of booking.
  • A security bond of $2,000 is payable upon your arrival.  The bond is fully refundable less fuel used and any minor loss/damage and sundry charges.  All fuel, ice, sundry hire or insurance excess will be deducted from the bond before the balance is returned to you, within 7 days of your return.  The refund will be deposited into your nominated account.
  • Cancellations must be made a minimum of 2 months prior to the commencement of your hire for a refund to be payable.  Travel Insurance is recommended.  All cancellations incur a fee of $300.
  • Refunds of deposits for cancellation made less than 2 months prior to the commencement of the hire, will only be made when the same boat has been hired for the same period at the same price.
  • Dedicated mooring sites and travel area’s to be utilised.
  • You are not permitted to bring weapons, jerry cans axes or chainsaws on board.
  • Fuel costs including unleaded, diesel and gas will be deducted from bond on completion of hire.
  • The driver must be 25 years of age or older and hold a current full car drivers’ licence.
  • Previous houseboat experience highly recommended.
  • Boatel captain available upon request.  Additional fee may apply.
  • The Boatel is a non-smoking boat.  Smoking inside the Boatel or on the decks is prohibited by law.  Non-compliance will result in the forfeiture of the entire bond.
  • Pets are not permitted on the Boatel.
  • Embarkation is 2pm
  • Disembarkation is 9am
  • Not available in conjunction with any other offer or package.
  • Not valid for groups on existing reservations.
  • Offer available on new bookings only.
  • Offer is available for travel from May 1st 2019 to September 20th 2019 and excludes Queens Birthday Weekend & School Holidays
  • Package Subject to availability
  • Airfares not included
  • The package inclusions are not interchangeable and are nonrefundable.
  • After the reservation deposit is paid the price quoted will not change.
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 Self Drive Only Pricing 2019 

February 1st – 30th April (Excluding Easter)
3 Nights  $4700.00
4 Nights  $5300.00
5 Nights  $5900.00
6 Nights  $6500.00
7 Nights  $7100.00
Extra nights $600 per night

May 1st – August 31st
3 Nights  $3800.00
4 Nights  $4200.00
5 Nights  $4600.00
6 Nights  $5000.00
7 Nights  $5400.00
Extra nights $400 per night

September 1st – December 17th
3 Nights $4600.00
4 Nights  $5200.00
5 Nights  $5800.00
6 Nights $6400.00
7 Nights  $7000.00
Extra nights $450 per night

Christmas & New Year Period 19/20 – 7 nights minimum – P.O.A
Easter – 5 nights minimum – P.O.A

 Self Drive Only Pricing 2020 

February 1st – 30th April (Excluding Easter)
3 Nights  $4800.00
4 Nights  $5450.00
5 Nights  $6100.00.
6 Nights  $6750.00
7 Nights  $7400.00
Extra nights $650 per night

May 1st – August 31st
3 Nights  $3800.00
4 Nights  $4200.00
5 Nights  $4600.00
6 Nights  $5000.00
7 Nights  $5400.00
Extra nights $400 per night

September 1st – December 17th
3 Nights $4600.00
4 Nights  $5200.00
5 Nights  $5800.00
6 Nights $6400.00
7 Nights  $7000.00
Extra nights $650 per night

Christmas & New Year Period 20/21 – 7 nights available – P.O.A
Easter – 5 nights minimum – P.O.A

We look forward to welcoming you to our Dreamboatel river houseboat. To ensure your holiday is fun, memorable and “unlike anything you have experienced”, please be aware of the following

Terms and Conditions

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    • A $2,000 deposit must be paid to confirm the booking. Reserved bookings will be held for 3 days.
    • Final payment required 8 weeks prior to boarding. Failure to pay amounts by due dates may result in cancellation of booking
    • A security bond of $2000 is payable upon your arrival. The bond is fully refundable less fuel used and any minor loss/damage and sundry charges. All fuel, ice, sundry hire or insurance excess will be deducted from the bond before the balance is returned to you, within 7 days of your return. The refund will be deposited into your nominated account
    • Cancellations must be made a minimum of 2 months prior to the commencement of your hire for a refund to be payable. Travel insurance is recommended. All cancellations incur a fee of $300.
    • Refunds of deposits for cancellations made less than 2 months prior to the commencement of the hire, will only be made when the same boat has been hired for the same period at the same price.
    • Dedicated mooring sites and travel area’s to be utilised.
    • You are not permitted to bring weapons, jerry cans, axes or chainsaws on board.
    • Fuel costs including unleaded, diesel and gas will be deducted from bond on completion of hire.
    • The driver must be 25 years of age or older and hold a current full car drivers licence.
    • Previous houseboat experience highly recommended.
    • Boatel captain available upon request. Additional fee may apply.
    • The Boatel is a non-smoking boat. Smoking inside the Boatel or on the decks is prohibited by law. Non compliance will result in the forfeiture of the entire bond.
    • Pets are not permitted on the Boatel.
    • Embarkation is 2pm
    • Disembarkation is 9am
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To enquire about booking your stay on the Dream Boatel please email Jodie at info@allseasonshouseboats.com.au or call us on 1800 223 375.