Are Houseboats hard to drive?
We will take you through the operation of the boat and answer any questions before you leave the bank. We will give you practical instruction on all aspects of driving so you have complete confidence and are relaxed for your holiday.
Do I need a licence to drive a houseboat?
All you need is a full and current car licence and be over the age of 21 years.
What if I need to contact you while we are away?
Base contact is available 24 hours a day by mobile phone or by using the two-way radio onboard the houseboat.
What do I need to bring?
Your food, drinks and personal toiletries, for personal belongings we suggest binoculars, hats, sunscreen, camera, fishing gear and don’t forget a few favourite DVD’s or CDs. There is plenty of cupboard space but try to pack everything in soft bags rather than suit cases they will fit better. Don’t forget to bring your mozzie repellent.
What do I do with my vehicle whilst on our houseboat holiday?
Car parking is available at the marina, there is also room for trailers and boat trailers for your convenience.
Can I fish from my houseboat?
The River Murray is a fishing enthusiast’s delight! Sit back, cast your line off the back deck and be prepared to catch that elusive Murray Cod. The abundance of fish in the river, whether European Carp, Redfin or Callop will have you attending your line continuously. You do not require a fishing licence to fish in South Australia.
Where can I buy provisions?

There are many large supermarkets in Renmark.  Most small towns along the Murray River have a service station or small IGA or Foodland.  

Where can we buy extra supplies once we are on the river?
There are stores at small towns along the way.
How big is the fridge?
The fridge is a large fridge freezer with plenty of space. There is also a 100 litre esky for ice & drinks or frozen food.
Is there fresh drinking water on board?
2000ltr of fresh filtered water is available for drinking. River water is provided for the general amenities and is not recommended for drinking.
Can we drink the fresh water supplied with the boat?

Yes you can it is Renmark town water supply.

What facilities are there onboard?

Supplied are all towels and linen. Also there is washing powder and dishwashing tablets. Fly spray and kitchen sponges etc. RiverTonic has a full kitchen with coffee machine, all cutlery, crockery and glasses, including wine & port glasses, 2 full dinner sets, There is a stainless steel 4 burner BBQ on the foredeck, as well as plenty of outdoor furniture and there are spare blankets in the bedrooms.

Can I use a hairdryer ?
Yes, 2 are provided onboard for your convenience.
Is there a microwave?
What is the reception like for mobile phones and TV?
There is limited, staggered reception. Check with your service provider about reception.
Do you have the facility to charge my mobile phone?
Yes we do have a 240volt system just bring your household adaptor.
What fish are in the river?
Murray Cod, Callop, Redfin, Catfish and Carp as well as yabbies. Check the fishing guide on board.
What is the best bait?
Prawns, worms, shrimps and bacon.
What is the best cruising speed for the boat?
About 7.5 km/hr, or approximately 2,000 revs.
How large are the ice boxes?
2 x 100 litre esky.
Can I bring my speedboat and tie it to the houseboat?
Yes you can, there is a ski hitch on the side.
Can I buy ice from the Marina?

Ice is available from various outlets in Renmark and at the moorings.  Please purchase just prior to boarding.

Time for your next adventure?

When was the last time you spent time on the Murray?  Book in for your next experience, escape the busyness of life, and let the Murray be Tonic for the Soul.