19th Ave New York, NY 95822, USA
Wow Houseboats


Maximise Your Experience on Wow Factor
What To Bring
  • Download the FREE stargazing app on your smartphone which is fun at any age
  • Food & Drinks (some packages can be arranged through Wow Houseboats) 
  • Alcohol (please contact Kate if you wish to have the alcohol to be purchased in advance)  
  • Clothes, Bathers, Hats
  • Warm jacket in cooler months 
  • Beach/Swimming towels (these can be purchased at an extra cost) 
  • Personal toiletries, Sun Screen, Insect Repellent
  • Personal medications
  • Other items as required
What We Supply

We use the houseboat between bookings, so we leave the houseboat as set up as we can for guests, so it’s as easy as possible to enjoy the holiday. This is important for interstate or international guests who may not want to stock a kitchen for a one-week holiday.  

Todd and Kate, prior to COVID, were prolific travellers due to Todd’s business requirements in Europe. A great travel hack when packing a suitcase is to use travel bags. We have used several different ones over the years but have found the canvas with clear top from Kings 4WD supacentre are the best travel organisational bags that keep all your clothes organised in the bedroom cupboards on the boat or in your suitcase. Duffle bags can be stored under the beds. The rear pontoon locker will fit as many of the largest suitcases as guests can bring onto the boat so everyone has the living space to enjoy their holiday.  

Other amenities and essentials we provide for you:

Inside Kitchen
  • Two large fridge freezers
  • Nespresso Coffee machine with milk container that can be stored in the fridge
    • Don’t forget your Nespresso pods or pre-order from Kate
  • Portable coffee cups for that early morning waterski 
  • Ninja for the healthy start of the day
  • Knife block and knife sharpener plus 12 steak knives 
  • Ice tea container and several different iced teas from T2
  • We have twelve freezer ice bricks for the purpose-designed three bottle wine coolers that attach to the two bars or handrail
  • Cookbooks
  • Cocktail glasses and cocktail recipes
  • Bloody mary ingredients 
  • Stubby holders
  • Soda Stream
  • Wine decanter and two wine racks
  • Slow cooker so limited time is required in the kitchen
  • Plenty of trays for serving snacks
  • BBQ meat thermometer for those who like to cook their medium-rare steak to 52 degrees with an accuracy
Outside Kitchen
  • Electric Pizza Oven
  • Full height fridge freezer for drinks
  • Twelve reusable freezer blocks so six each fit into the three wine bottle ice bucket that attaches to the two outdoor bar tables or the balcony rail
  • Two very large ice coolers or eski (we use one of the iceboxes for storing water skiing life jackets and wetsuits)
  • Two camp oven cooking ovens, double waffle maker, outdoor fire pit (only to be used on the shore and not on the boat), outdoor BBQ cooking hot plates and grill, campfire tripod to hang camp ovens and kettle.  (A cleaning fee will apply if returned not clean and wiped over with olive oil to avoid rusting)
  • 1970’s powder-coated drinking glasses that stay in the freezer so your drinks stay colder for longer (kids and adults surely love these)
  • CB Radio and Channel 20 are the houseboat channels so you can stay in touch with another houseboat
  • Six TV’s that all play DVD’s – 200+ DVD’s that play in every bedroom, TV in the dining area and lounge upstairs.  In some locations along the river, the internet might get technical difficulties in terms of speed, so enjoying a DVD is a good alternative
  • River Red Gum firewood in fire season
  • Twelve of the best camp chairs with lumbar support you would have ever used with covers that don’t blow away
  • Daybed outdoor beanbag for on top of the outboard motor covers (only to be used in this location when the boat is tied to the Riverbank)
  • Two yoga mats
  • Bongo drums and guitar
  • Outdoor Bluetooth speaker with 50 hours of battery life for on the bank around the campfire or camp chairs
  • Two five-litre cooler bottles that hold a six-pack or drink hot or cold for hours
Bathroom / Spa / Sun

Eco-friendly advocacy. Todd and Kate have done their share of travelling so they want to set your holiday up as if this was your own houseboat. This is the advantage of hiring from WOW Houseboats as we don’t run a fleet of houseboats yet.

  • Eco-friendly shampoo, conditioner and body wash as the water goes into the Murray River
  • Eco-friendly hand wash for all five toilets as the water goes into the Murray River
  • Double hammocks
  • Stand Up Paddle Board inflatable or traditional
  • Kid / children size life jackets
  • Eight plastic unleaded fuel containers for longer trips or to fill a ski boat / jet ski (please refer to FAQs about fuel storage on a houseboat)
  • Wake Foil, Wake Surfer, 4 kneeboards, 3 size wakeboards
  • Fishing rods and a can of corn to catch a carp; Yabbie net; Shrimp net as the carp makes great shrimp bait that can be used to catch fish to eat
What Not to Bring
  • No naked flame, candles or mosquito candles
  • Full unleaded fuel containers (please refer to our FAQs section for more information) 
  • Firearms, chainsaws or motorbikes
  • Bird seed to avoid water rats
  • Any dead River Murray Carp onto the boat or in dustbins (this is ILLEGAL to let back into the river system alive)
  • Any electrical items subject to approval prior to boarding