Be your own captain in air-conditioned comfort, either upstairs with 360-degree views, with all of your family and friends, or downstairs with 180-degree views closer to water level. Wow Factor Houseboat isn’t your traditional hire/drive houseboat holiday experience. We are offering guests and repeat clients a boutique experience as though they were staying on a close friend’s houseboat! Check out what makes Wow Factor ‘wow’ today!
Fall in love with history, nature and wildlife, food and wine while enjoying a spectacular view of the Murray River sunrise, sunset, and the night sky. Check out our list to start planning your houseboat holiday below:
Experience celebrating any wow-factor moment with Wow Houseboats and score some exclusive deals perfect for your celebration. Birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, Christmas/New Year’s Eve; name it, we have it – Wow Factor complements any celebration with colourful LED lights that can be easily programmed with a touch of remote control or app – no other houseboat has lights like this!
Wow Houseboats provides a wow-factor experience for all our houseboat guests by offering a variety of package tours to achieve the houseboat holiday of your dreams. We partnered with some of the biggest names in the tourism industry to ensure that we only provide the best for our guests.
Spend more time at the ultimate destinations the Might Murray River has to offer without having to return to the marina and see the same section of the river over again with our Ultimate One-Way Trip Wow Factor Journey.
Houseboating with children can be an educational and eye-opening experience. Let Wow Houseboats help you plan and achieve that wow factor holiday with ease. From our long list of child-safety features to fun and exciting add-ons to add some spice to your water activities.
Whether they’re terrifying, humorous, serious, romantic, or somewhere in between, movies have the power to impact us like nothing else. Enjoy houseboating while watching some movies suited for any age! Check our list of 200+ movies below:
Houseboats are a classic and enjoyable way to enjoy the Murray River’s natural beauty. Houseboats can anchor at any of the Council’s permitted mooring locations for up to 48 hours. Those who desire to moor for more than 48 hours must get a permit from the Council.
Enjoy the convenience of Riverglen Marina being the closest SA hire/drive marina to Adelaide or Melbourne. There have been significant changes in the SA fruit fly legislation, so there will be fines if you bring any fruit onto houseboats from Mannum to Renmark. Review the document below for more information:
Houseboat hirers produce three types of waste – toilet waste (black water), greywater and garbage. Toilet waste is of special concern, particularly when linked with the mobility of river vessels. There is a real danger that a toilet on board a vessel may be flushed into the River Murray. Check the list of waste disposal stations below (images credits to the Government of South Australia | Department of Water):
The refuelling sites listed in this brochure are between Riverglen Marina and Waikerie. This brochure is merely a reference, and if you intend to refuel along the trip, you must ensure that the gasoline is still accessible and that it will be available when needed. This is a MUST-READ for guests hiring Wow Factor for a week or for longer bookings (images credits to BT River Fuels Pty Ltd).