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Australian Boat Hire, Motor and Powerboat Charter, Houseboat Holidays, Motor Cruiser

Updated on November 20, 2016
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John has traveled extensively has developed 5 website guides for touring Australia & Worldwide. John has developed travelers tips & tricks.

Australians Love Mucking About in Boats

Most people love 'mucking' and 'messing' around in boats, especially Australians who have such a wonderful island home. The vast majority of Australians live along the more than 20,000 km of magnificent coastline that extends from cool temperate waters to the tropics wonderland.

Australians and Tourists Love Boats

In Australia you can charter all kinds of motor vessels right round Australia from the modest 'tinnie' (aluminium dinghy) for a day's angling trip, a half-cabin runabout, a luxury powerboat, or a luxury motor cruiser.

Furthermore, you can charter live-aboard motor cruising boats with places to stay, food preparation and dining areas and other amenities for an extended vacation on the water.

For the ultimate vacation you can charter a luxury houseboat on the sea, in the estuaries and bays, lagoons and rivers for which you ca swim, dive and go fishing.

For something truly wacky, Party Pontoons are a large venue for celebrating with friends - a BBQ, a dinner party or dancing with 360 degree water views. Or, how about a mystery party destination to a motor cruiser that you can charter.



Enjoy a fabulous overnight, weekend getaway, or an extended holiday aboard a comfortable and beautiful houseboat.

There are many types available in various locations including the ocean, rivers, lakes, river, barrier reef, harbours, coves and bays.

These self-contained and fully equipped houseboats generally sleep 2 to 8 people in multiple cabins.

They have full kitchens with modern cooking facilities and excellent bathroom facilities as well.

Most house boats and motor cruisers come complete with crockery, cutlery, linen, TV, DVD player, external BBQ, cooking utensils, ice, and often a dinghy, towed behind.

A houseboat holiday is simply perfect for a peaceful and fun-filled family holiday or romantic getaway.

Motor Cruisers

Motor cruisers of various sizes can be hired.

Generally you will not need a license, and you can drive the boat yourself after a few instructions.

Usually they will be completely self-contained and your package will include provisions.

You can also step-up to super luxury options and hire large Flybridge Motor Cruiser that comes complete with skipper and crew.

You can choose the location, course and activities for your trip.

For most of the smaller boats a boat license is not required, though there will be speed limits if you don't have a license.

Generally full instructions on boat handling, starting the motor and general operation of the equipment will be provided.

Boat hire packages for the smaller boats are available for various durations from 3 hours, 6 hours, half-day, full day, a weekend or longer.

© 2010 Dr. John Anderson


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    boatwallpapers 7 years ago

    nice boat, give me discount if a have a trip to Australia