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Wow Factor Houseboat
Experience Wow with Wow Factor


Be your own Captain and go with the flow with WOW FACTOR.

Wow Factor is located at River Glen Marina downstream from Murray Bridge & is exclusively run by the owner/manager thus, you can be assured of A1 service that represents this stylish, luxurious boat. She has an impressive array of features and amenities everyone can enjoy for any occasion or adventure. Before acquiring the Wow Factor, she had an excellent reputation with the highest return rate, being booked out 75% of the year. She was built without expenses and spared a replacement value of 1.2 million dollars. For more information on a spectacular houseboat hire Adelaide holiday, download our brochure below.


Wake up to picturesque views and experience the tranquillity of the River Murray from your bedroom window. All 4 bedrooms feature doors sliding directly onto the balcony deck. The additional sofa beds at the helm and upstairs also have 180 and 360 views, giving you a majestic experience from the first time you open your eyes and begin the day with a Wow Factor feeling! Upstairs access from an internal or external stairway. No matter what the weather or climate you will be toasty warm in winter and cool in summer.

The upstairs lounge opens to the bar/spa balcony deck with an 8 person spa, outdoor dining table, and chairs and kitchenette, fridge freezer. Enjoy and relax in the very spacious fully enclosed and air-conditioned upstairs lounge area featuring 360-degree views and toilet/loo with a view. Also featuring a 55 inch TV, Xbox, hundreds of DVDs (Blu Ray DVD, downstairs DVD; all bedrooms have DVDs), board games, magazines, books, and extra storage for the whole family.

What makes the Wow Factor “wow”? 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! Notice the difference of having a rear-facing modern kitchen and dining area at the stern of the boat. When you are pulled up at the cliffs you are always looking at the river. The fantastic river views extend to the rear deck with a BBQ and entertaining area.

Have the freedom to engage your family and guests with water activities like swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, or kayaking while you bring in some local and delicious produce to cook for your family and guests. Gathering together to celebrate good food and wine has never been this fun and relaxing!

What Makes Wow Factor Unique

Wow Factor has an impressive array of features and amenities suited for any occasion or adventure that everyone can enjoy. 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 makes WOW FACTOR unique:


Wow Factor’s one-way booking is the perfect option for those who want to experience a unique houseboating adventure along the magical Murray River. With this option, guests can book a one-way trip, which means that they can travel from one location to another without the need to return to their starting point. This is an excellent opportunity to explore new areas and enjoy a more extended houseboating experience.


Check out the WOW Factor lights up like a Christmas Tree – a wow-factor feature that guests can easily program with just one remote control. No other houseboat has lights like this! Wow Factor guests will surely enjoy lighting up the night with all 6 Wow Factor logos shining brightly – powered by 20 different LED colours, a wide variety of brightness options, bringing the WOW to your holiday memories. As our guests, would you have them change colours like in the photo or stay with your favourite wow factor colours? The choice is yours!


The rear kitchen: this is one of the features that make the WOW Factor unique. We challenge you to find another 2-storey, rear-facing houseboat with a rear kitchen and dining self-drive boat on the Murray River. We invite you to use either of the two slow cookers, providing the boat with delicious smells throughout the day. There are two full-size fridge-freezers in the kitchen, a microwave, a gas stove with an exhaust fan, and all the appliances you are used to at home. Check out the kitchen amenities here, which demonstrate all the extras we include with the boat. Watch Kate as she walks you through this everybody’s fave spot below:


A truly guaranteed wow-factor dining experience is made possible with the majestic views of the river. Love the sunrise or the sunset? The choice is yours depending on where you moor the boat to achieve that wow-factor dining experience with your family and guests. You can all enjoy every meal from either the 10-seat dining table or from the kitchen bar. No one misses out on the Wow Factor holiday experiences while staying cool or warm in this living space equipped with commercial reverse cycle air conditioning; a space where sophistication meets comfort throughout your houseboat holiday. Watch Todd as he demonstrates what’s instore for you when you arrive below:


Celebrate every wow-factor moment in this living space at Wow Factor! Guests will appreciate the upper 50 sqm fully enclosed lounge, accessed from the internal stairs, so everyone, including the driver, can enjoy the 360-degree views over the trees along the riverbank, filled with birdlife. With two reverse cycle commercial air conditioners, a 55’ Smart TV, 200+ DVDs, an Xbox, a washroom and seating for 12, there is an abundance of space to make your houseboat holiday memories in style. Guests can enjoy a book while sitting on the two 4m long window seats on both sides of the lounge and watching the “Wonders On Water” drift by. Watch Todd as he showcases the features of this wow-factor upstairs lounge below:


Todd and Kate really enjoy this space, and we expect our guests will do as well. The spa has a new cover, so it remains very warm when it’s not in use. A TV with a built-in DVD player has been installed next to the spa, so you can keep the kids entertained. This space also features two infrared heaters (the downstairs deck features two patio heaters as well), so it will feel like the sun is on your skin during the coldest of nights, perfect for Autumn/Winter. As owners who want to use the boat between hires, we want to bring a level of comfort to every aspect of the boat for guests who appreciate an elite houseboat holiday.


All four master bedrooms feature doors sliding directly onto the balcony deck, so the bright stars can be seen reflecting on the water from your bed. The four-queen master bedrooms have king-size Sheridon quilts and linens at a 1200 thread count. The 5th bedroom/lounge/downstairs helm is larger than the other four master bedrooms, equipped with more cupboard space and has 180 degrees views of the bank. Block out curtains if you don’t want to wake up to the unforgettable sunrise in the morning. The sixth upstairs bedroom/lounge is also the 50 sqm upstairs lounge. The new 11-person leather modular sofas with two double beds features a variety of sleeping options available on the boat that is licenced to accommodate a maximum of 12 people. **with breakfast in bed table**


Gathering together to celebrate good food and wine has never been this much fun! There is plenty of room for all the guests to enjoy the sunshine on the rear/swim deck. The rear BBQ oven with a side burner can cook up a feast to be enjoyed in the dining room. For those who like to cook their meat by temperature, don’t forget to use the meat thermometer (medium-rare is 52 degrees). Just watch how Todd enjoys grilling by clicking the button below!


Working or studying from a houseboat while on vacation? Worry no more as Wow Factor introduces you to our newly setup Business / Study Hub on the go for business owners like Todd who wants to ensure his business is up and running while he is on a houseboat holiday, or for students who need to complete their modules and the like. Currently, not all houseboats have strong and fast internet access. Here at Wow Factor, we are proud to have not only strong internet and mobile connections but also the fastest connection all throughout the boat.

Works on 3G, 4G, 4GX, and 5G

Thousand GB of data per month

Two omnidirectional aerial TV antennas; no need to manually change the antenna to get a good reception


Watch 200+ movies (in different genres to suit couples, families, children, teens, etc.) from anywhere on the houseboat!

1 x Smart TV at the upstairs lounge

1 x TV with a built-in DVD located in the dining area

5 x TV with a built-in DVD located in all bedrooms + front lounge/helm

1 x Smart TV at the spa area


Teenagers love to be around the fire while the adults prefer to spend their nights on the boat. We provide camping essentials such as outdoor cooking equipment for open fire:

The most comfortable outdoor camping chairs with 2 heat packs

Firewood and outdoor cooking equipment, with a firebox and water bucket near the fire

Most powerful floodlights so kids can play football or cricket at night

Torches (everyone has torches!)

Groundsheet and folding table, hammock

Oz Pig Smoker that can be used during the fire season

The solar light can be hired

2 x yoga mats on the boat

Stargazing App is great on the riverbank


Planning a wow holiday does not only include your family, friends, and loved ones. You can also bring your dogs (fur babies) to experience the houseboat holiday. There are outdoor beds raised from the decking, and food and drink bowls. Yes, Wow Factor is dog-friendly with conditions, as we care about your dog almost as much as you do! We can all learn from our dogs to be better humans, and some children are not as well trained as their owners’ pets are!


This is the latest addition to the Wow Factor options that we can offer you during your houseboat holiday. Our cycling essentials come with a bicycle, a bike trainer, and a rowing machine. Watch Kate showcases our wow-factor cycling essentials to learn more:


The upstairs loo with a view is available for those who don’t want the blind pulled down like their pants!


Bathroom, Toilet and Laundry

  • 50+ eco-friendly and houseboat-friendly sports water, sun cream, lotion, after sun, shampoo, conditioner, soaps, and toilet paper for all bathrooms, as well as washing machine powder
  • No need to rush out of the shower as the water comes from the Murray River and there are three large gas bottles on board to provide instant heat to the hot water and spa!


  • Google Chromecast is available in every bedroom
  • 8 commercial reverse-cycle air conditioners for common areas; air conditioners in bedrooms are provided by five quiet and individually controlled split systems.
  • Guitar, bongos, and 50-hour Bluetooth-surround speaker for when the party is on the riverbank day or night!
  • Cutting-edge electrical system powered by Selectronic Inverter

Disclaimer: Please note that the inflatables featured in the promotional materials or photographs are rented props used for illustrative purposes only. They are not included as part of the standard booking inclusions for Wow Factor.

Floor Plans

This double-storey 12 berth Houseboat is one of the few River 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.