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Comfort Fire


Experience a comfort fire all year round with Wow Factor

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When Todd and Kate use the houseboat, they will often find a spot and stay for the majority of the vacation. This way, all the waterski gear and fuel are on the riverbank. The deck chairs, hammock, and outdoor cooking gear are set up and ready for use day or night. Even the electric bike, outdoor speaker, portable esky, guitar, standup paddleboard, kayak, and even the washing line are all set up so the good times can start. We even use a large outdoor mat that people that caravan would be familiar with to keep the prickles or ants away from where we want to spend time on our piece of riverbank paradise.

The WOW Factor looks amazing at night with all the logos and lights flashing brightly. They can be adjusted from the controller or the app on any phone. This sure sets up a WOW factor evening and one that won’t be forgotten anytime soon. There is no other houseboat on the Murray River that will keep flashing brightly and reflecting off the water at you all night long! It really is a lovely experience, but you can also flick the switch off, but not one guest has so far!


Can I have a campfire, bonfire, or light a fire for warmth or comfort during the fire danger season? The answer is “Yes” to the following conditions when it is not a total fire ban day.
  • A 300mm trench is dug and no more than one square metre in area.
  • The Wow Factor has a long-handled shovel.
  • There’s also a portable steel fire pit.
  • The comfort fire has a 4m radius of cleared space around and above the fire.
  • A responsible person is around at all times with a bucket of water or fire extinguisher.
  • The Wow Factor has buckets of wood.
  • On total fire ban days, a comfort fire cannot be built inside the fire danger season.

Wow Factor has the most comfortable deck chairs available that even have two hot packs each that can be inserted into any of the four slots on the chair. This is so everyone can be comfortable when on the river bank enjoying your patch of paradise at any time of the day or night. Guests of Wow Factor can hire river red gum wood in 20kg bags, plus 5kg of kindling. All wood is precut and fits inside the steel firebox.

Guests can now enjoy the dark sky and incredible stars whilst sitting around the fire in the most comfortable deck chairs. You can even bring the double hammock outside and enjoy a million stars all night long. The Wow Factor has a portable steel cool box (esky) and ice bricks that will keep your drinks cool on the river bank. The Wow Factor also has the most powerful floodlights that Todd and Kate don’t normally have on, as every bedroom has torches. The WOW Factor signs can be adjusted from the riverbank, which is normally enough light. The portable speaker has 50 hours of life, so the party can continue deep into the night on the river bank or through the day.


For guests who enjoy outdoor cooking, camp ovens can be provided, and even preparation tables. We could even provide large outdoor mats so you can ensure there are no prickles or ants on your patch of the riverbank. Todd and Kate are experienced campers along with the River Murray, so they enjoy the great outdoors as much as they enjoy spending time on the houseboat. Todd will enjoy spending as much time on the riverbank as possible, cooking in the camp oven or chilling out in the hammock. One of Todd’s great tips is to use the long-handled shovel to place a few coals under the length of the hammock (outside of fire season). There is no reason to do this under the deck chairs any longer, as the heat packs serve this purpose.
The Wow Factor has a long-handled shovel for digging the trench. We also supply a fire pit, and there are buckets of water that are required to be positioned next to the fire. For additional information, follow this link to the South Australian CFS website regarding comfort fires – https://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/bans-and-ratings/what-can-i-do-what-cant-i-do/

There are a lot of reasons why Wow Factor is your best Murray Houseboat choice for having that ‘wow’ houseboat holiday experience. But we can list the key highlights of what’s in store for you:

  • This double-storey 12 berth houseboat is one of the few Murray houseboats with a rear-facing kitchen and dining plus driving upstairs or downstairs. With five separate living and entertainment spaces, plus five washrooms, there is room for everyone to experience a WOW Factor houseboat holiday.
  • The Rear Kitchen – this is what makes WOW Factor unique. We challenge you to find another 2-story rear-facing houseboat with rear kitchen and dining decor self-drive. A truly guaranteed wow-factor experience!
  • Yes, Wow Factor is dog-friendly with conditions as we care about your dog almost as much as you do! Rosso, our Cavalier King Charles even has his own life jacket for extended times in the river or when he comes on an inflatable SUP for an early morning paddle.
  • Wow Factor is child-friendly! Vacationing with children can be a daunting task – packing lists, grumpy children and the horrors of “I’m bored”. Let Wow Houseboats help you plan and achieve that wow factor holiday of your dreams with ease.
  • We’re the only houseboat offering the ultimate one-way wow-factor 7-day journey. For more information, please refer to the Brochures link below or email us back stating your interest with regards to this booking.
  • 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!

What are you waiting for? Experience “WOW” with Wow Houseboats today. Plan your Wow Holiday with us.

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