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Houseboat Holiday

Hire a houseboat in Mandurah

Have you ever considered spending your holiday on the water? And no, we're not talking about hiring a boat for the afternoon, but actually spend your holiday on a boat!

A houseboat holiday is a unique experience. Choose your vessel, choose your crew and skipper your fully equipped houseboat along the waterways in the Mandurah/Murray Region of Western Australia.

Only 74 kilimetres south of Perth, you can hire one of the many different Mandurah Houseboats from three different pick up locations around the city. The houseboats have all the amenities you need for your trip including hot water, showers, bathrooms, kitchen with oven/stovetop and fridge. Boats cater for different crew numbers and sleeping arrangements. Visitor Centre staff can help you choose the boat best suited to your requirements.

The only difference is that you can take this holiday home with you which is ideal as you're in no rush to get back home. You can completely unwind and take in the views while slowly meandering down the Murray River or Peel-Harvey-Estuary in the Mandurah and Murray region of Western Australia. Although you're just an hour from Perth, you'll feel as though you're a million miles away as you cruise these sheltered waterways.


Due to the proximity to Perth, a houseboat holiday in Mandurah & the Peel Region is also ideal for a weekend escape. There's no better way to retreat from the urban rat-race than on a comfortable, well-appointed boat. 

And you don't need a skipper's ticket to drive these boats, so they're easily accessible for everyone.

Watch this video and get inspired!




The Murray River is a beautiful part of the Mandurah area and ideal for leisurely cruises and also a good place to go fishing for Bream and Tailor. Find beautiful riverside locations while cruising the 134 km long river.

Located just passed the mouth of the Murray River, Coopers Mill is ideal for a picnic or a BBQ. There is barbecue facilities, children’s playground, shaded areas and grassed areas to enjoy.


Situated on the Murray River, The Pelican Store is a good option for a lunch stop at the store or take away.

Just a 2 hour cruise up the Murray River whilst enjoying the scenery and bird life will take you to the Ravenswood Hotel on the banks of the Murray River to enjoy a nice pub meal and drink at the beer garden by the river. There are toilet facilities and seating. So stay awhile and take in the beauty of the scenery.




The Peel Inlet is one of Australia’s spectacular playgrounds for boating, fishing and wildlife watching. Mandurah is renowned for having one of Australia’s healthiest dolphin population so you will have good company on your trip, or anchor down in the estuary to catch a dinner of river prawns in the early summer, king prawns in autumn, and scoop for the famous blue swimmer crabs in the late summer.

Great spots to stop by are Mandurah Quay Resort and Boundary Island.
Mandurah Quay Resort, located at the mouth of the Peel Inlet, is a perfect place to moor up to grab a bite to eat. The restaurant is one of the best in the area and bookings are essential. Restaurant closed Mondays and Tuesdays but you can still get coffee and cake.