Enjoy Cruising On "Island Dream" Houseboat In Tweed Heads, Australia

60 ft
12 Guests

About This Boat

Enjoy this 60' Houseboat "Island Dream" on Tweed River for as low as AUD $515 per night on weekends during off peak season.

Island Dream is a large spacious houseboat, and is the only houseboat on the Tweed River with six bedrooms, two bathrooms and solid walk around decks. No making beds in the lounge on this houseboat.

The upper deck has a BBQ, bench and sink with hot and cold water. A large outdoor setting, under a solid roof, just in case a few rain drops fall. Sun lounges and seating can be found at the front are of the upper deck for all you sun bunnies.

A great wide lower back deck, giving plenty of room for everyone to fish from. The back deck also has a fish sink with water, to clean up the days catch, ready for the BBQ. The back deck also has a duck board, and a good size ladder for climbing in and out of the boat with ease.

This houseboat is fully equipped, including all linen and towels.

Great for large groups, family get togethers or those of you that just like heaps of room.

Features Include:

• Walk-around decks
> 6 separate bedrooms
> 3 bedrooms on upper deck (2 x doubles, 2 x singles)
> 3 bedrooms on lower deck (2 x doubles, 2 x singles) (No beds in lounge)
• Bed linen, bathroom towels, pillows and doonas included
• Large spacious living and dining area
• Fully equipped kitchen with 22oL Fridge/Freezer & 4 burner gas top/grill/oven
• Very large built-in eskee in living area
2 bathrooms with shower and toilet (1 on upper deck, 1 on lower deck)
• Colour television, DVD Player, CD Stereo (MP3, Bluetooth and iPod compatible)
• Piped music to the upper deck
• Electric anchor winch for raising and lowering the anchor
• Solid rails on both upper and lower decks to protect your privacy
• Staircase from lower deck to upper deck – not a ladder
• BBQ, outdoor furniture all under hard top roof
• Sunloungers for those sun lovers
• All windows insect screened
• Crab pot
• Fish cleaning sink with water on lower deck
• 240 volt power, can operate small appliances like mobile phone chargers, nebulisers or video camera chargers
• Generator available if required
• Motor – 100 HP 4 stroke motor

Seasonal Rates:

Off Peak Season (May 1 - August 31)

• Weekend (Fri - Mon 3 Nights) $1545
• Midweek (4 Nights) AUD $1545
• Midweek (3 Nights) AUD $1425
• Midweek (2 Nights) AUD $1100
• 7 Nights AUD $1995
• Longweekend Gazetted $1695

Normal Season (except April - no 2 or 3 nights)

• Weekend (Fri-Mon 3 Nights) AUD $1695
• Midweek (4 Nights) AUD $1695
• Midweek (3 Nights) AUD $1575
• Midweek (2 Nights) AUD $1275
• 7 Nights AUD $2550
• Longweekend Gazetted AUD $1850

Peak Season (Dec 1 - Jan 31)

• Weekend (Fri- Mon 3 Nights) AUD $1900
• Midweek (4 Nights) AUD $1900
• 7 Nights AUD $2900
• Longweekend Gazetted AUD $2000

Special Events Rates:

Easter Weekend (Thursday to Tuesday)

• Longweekend Gazetted AUD $3200

Christmas Week (21st - 28th Dec)

• 7 Nights AUD $3795

New Year Week (28th Dec - 4th Jan)

• 7 Nights AUD $4200


• Fuel Rate: AUD $33 per engine hour

• Security Bond: AUD $1000

Additional Services:

Dinghy Outboard Motor

- Weekend AUD $70
- Midweek AUD $70
- 7 Days AUD $85

Stand-Up Paddle Board

- Weekend AUD $120
- Midweek AUD $120
- 7 Days AUD $150

Double Kayak

- Weekend AUD $130
- Midweek AUD $130
- 7 Days AUD $180

Linen Hire AUD $15 per set (set of double sheets, 2 x bathroom towels)

Bait, Tackle & Ice AUD $4.00 per bag

Fishing rods and basic tackle can be hired at AUD $10 per rod for the entire time of your holiday

Additional Notes:

• Weekend Hire - Friday till Monday 9 am
• Midweek Hire - Monday till Friday 9 am
• Week Hire - Monday till Monday or Friday till Friday 


  • Type: Houseboat
  • Capacity: 12 People
  • Rental Minimum: 7 days
  • Length: 60 ft

Rental Requirements

Terms of Hire

1. No licence is required, but the hirer must be over twenty one (21) years of age.
2. Passengers must not exceed the number of surveyed berths.
3. No pets, firearms or fireworks are permitted on board by law.
4. The houseboats are not permitted to travel after sunset or before sunrise.
5. The houseboats are not to dock at marina’s, public jetties or wharves. Use the tender/dinghy for transfers.
6. The hirer will obey all instructions and navigational rules and stay within the waters of the Tweed River as per NSW Maritime Survey Certificate
7. If the hirer is found to be acting in a manner which could cause damage to the houseboat or other vessels, acting contrary to hire agreement or NSW Maritime regulations, passengers can be evicted from the houseboat with no refund of hire.
8. If any malfunction of the houseboat, motor or accessories, damage or loss of equipment occurs, the hirer will notify the management as soon as possible.
9. If a call out is due to the hirer’s negligence, a call out fee will be payable.
10. The houseboat and tender boat is to be returned in a clean and tidy state, or an additional fee of $100 per hour for cleaning will be charged.
11. Late returns will be charged at $100 per hour, or part thereof.
12. Houseboat boarding is from the Tweed Marina, River Terrace, Tweed Heads

Booking Terms

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made within 30 days of departure date, incur a 100% cancellation fee.  

Christmas Week, New Year Week & Easter, 90 days notice is required, less than 90 days all monies are forfeited, unless the boat is re booked for the full price.

 A $50.00 cancellation / administration fee will apply to all cancellations or transfer of bookings.

Conditions of Use

The hirer acknowledges and agrees:

1. That I understand the conditions of hire as contained in this agreement and the booking procedure, the risks involved in operating a houseboat, and undertake this hire entirely at my own risk.

2. That the cost of any damage caused to the vessel including, but not limited to, the fixtures and fittings thereon, furnishings and equipment and to any dinghy attached will be met by me.

2.a. That the cost of damage not covered by insurance, (i.e. $1,000 excess on insurance policy) will be met by me the hirer.

3. In consideration of the Principal hiring the houseboat to me in return for me paying the agreed hire fee, I hereby release and discharge, and keep indemnified the Principal from all actions, suits, causes of action, claims and demands whether relating to personal injury, death or property damage and whether or not such injury, death or property damage is in any way due or attributed to any negligent act, breach of duty, fault and/or omission on the part of the Principal, it's officers, employees, successors or assigns or the vessel itself, which I may now have or at any time in the future have in respect of or arising out of hire of the vessel including arriving at and departing from the premises of the Principal.

4. That I am over twenty one (21) years of age.

5. If repairs to the houseboat are needed during the period of hire the Hirer must immediately notify the Principal who shall issue necessary instructions. The Hirer must not arrange for any repairs or service (including refueling and refilling of water) to the houseboat without the Principal specific authorization.

6. The Principal accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage whatsoever to the property of the Hirer or any passengers and/or vehicle of the Hirer which may be parked at the jetty during the period of hire.

7. That the security bond, less fuel/gas, and other consumable charges, together with the cost of repairs and reinstatement of any damage caused or extra cleaning will be refunded within seven (7) days if I have complied with the conditions of hire.

8. That I have been given instruction in the safe handling and navigation of the vessel, operation of equipment, stowage and use of fire and safety appliances, and been informed of the limits of operation of the vessel prior to commencement of the hire and that I will comply with any restrictions or conditions imposed by the relevant authorities and with the provisions of all statutes, rules, regulations made thereunder in relation to the use or driving of the houseboat.

9. That I will not approach and/or tie up to any jetties or beaches and that I understand the likelihood of damage from doing so, and cost will be met by me. No operation of the houseboat after sunset or before sunrise.

10. That I will not permit the number of persons accommodated on the houseboat to exceed twelve (12) Island Dream

11. No pets or animals, firearms or fireworks are permitted on board by law.

12. That I have read and understand these conditions prior to signing.

13. That the Principal retains the right to refuse to hire the vessel to any person.


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Bar
  • Bimini
  • Fishing gear
  • BBQ
  • Outboard Engine
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Dodger
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Generator
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Head

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