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Hire 33' Houseboat at Lake Macquarie, Kilaben Bay

Houseboat
33 ft
6 Guests

About This Sleep Aboard Boat

Enjoy Lake Macquarie, Kilaben Bay by boat!

Hire a 33 ft "Kestrel" Houseboat for up to 6 people. Great for 2 families or groups, with both indoor and outdoor entertaining areas. Prices include linen and GST. Rates as low as $1,250 AUD for two nights.

Whether your coming to the Newcastle region for work or play, come and stay on a Houseboat on Lake Macquarie. Lake Macquarie is Australia's largest coastal saltwater lake and all it has to offer - plenty of activities, beautiful scenery and relaxing surrounds.

We can arrange all your transfers so you can do as much or as little as you like. So get out of the usual hotels and come and experience the best of what the Newcastle region has to offer.

Our Kestrel houseboat is 33 ft in length making it a little smaller than other houseboats. This makes captaining our houseboat less stressfull and more fun. The houseboat has sleeping facilities for 6 with a private main sleeping cabin. We have iPod connectivity both inside and on the upper deck, BBQ facilities, fresh water shower to wash off after a swim & electric toilet (no pumping).

You have a choice of indoor dining or dining on the upper deck with shade, a fantastic spot to watch the sun set. 

Houseboat Inventory:

  • Miscellaneous: Toilet paper, TV/DVD, Rubbish bags, 1 first aid kit, 1 Radio/CD player & 1 ipod attachment, Information manuals, 12 v power socket to charge mobile phones etc.

  • Outside Deck: 10 plastic outdoor chairs, 1 outdoor table, 1 boat hook, 2 buckets.

  • Pots & Pans: 1 frying pan, 1 boile, 1 baking tray, 3 Saucepans.

  • Kitchen & Utensils: Wine glasses, large drinking glasses, small drinking glasses, dinner plates, side plates, bowls, coffee/tea cups, cutlery (knife, fork, dessert spoon, tea spoon)cutlery and crockery x 102 mixing bowls, 1 serving tray, 2 salad bowls, 1 water jug, 1 large tea tray, 1 kettle, 1 tea pot, 1 cutting board, 2 lighters, 1 scissors, 1 torch, 1 ash tray, 1 large knife - sharp, 1 small knife - sharp, 2 potato peelers, 2 tin openers, 2 bottle openers, 1 large tongs, 1 small tongs,1 grater, 1 masher,1 egg whisk, 1 large spoon, 1 roasting fork, 1 soup ladle, egg rings, egg cups, 1 strainer, 1 ice tray, 1 egg flip.


Prices:

• Weekend:

                                             Fri - Sun (2 Nights)    Fri - Mon (3 Nights)

  • December 1 - January 31        $1,650 AUD               $1,850 AUD
  • February 1 - April 30                $1,600 AUD               $1,800 AUD
  • May 1 - August 31                    $1,250 AUD               $1,450 AUD
  • September 1 - November 30    $1,600 AUD               $1,800 AUD

 

• Midweek:

                                              3 Days/2 nights   5 Days/4 Nights   7 Days/6 Nights   Extra Night

  • December 1 - January 31      $1,500 AUD           $2,100 AUD           $2,900 AUD       $250 AUD
  • February 1 - April 30              $1,300 AUD           $1,800 AUD           $2,300 AUD       $200 AUD
  • May 1 - August 31                  $1,100 AUD           $1,700 AUD           $1,900 AUD       $200 AUD
  • September 1 - November 30  $1,300 AUD           $1,800 AUD           $2,300 AUD       $100 AUD

 

• Packages:

  • Easter Sunday (4 nights) - Thursday April 13 to Monday April 17, 2017: $2,400 AUD
  • Queen's Birthday (3 nights) - Friday June 09 to Monday June 12, 2017: $2,100 AUD
  • Christmas Period (1 - 2 nights) - Saturday December 24 to Monday December 26, 2016: $1,950 AUD
  • Christmas Period (2 - 2 nights) - Tuesday December 27 to Thursday December 29, 2016: $2,200 AUD
  • New Years Eve (3 nights) - Friday December 30, 2016 to Monday January 2, 2017: $2,900 AUD


Deposit:

  • $500 AUD


Lots of Activities to Enjoy at Lake Macquarie Houseboat:

Enjoy the beautiful waterways, spectacular locations and local activities that Lake Macquarie has to offer.

  • Fishing/crabbing
  • Clubs/restaurants
  • Swimming
  • Jet-Skiing (tow your jet ski)
  • Wakeboarding and water-skiing
  • Tow your boat behind and enjoy your regular activities with all your family and friends
  • Canoeing, take your own
  • Bushwalking through the National Parks
  • Animal Spotting and bird watching

Details

  • Type: Houseboat
  • Capacity: 6 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Length: 33 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 28 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Age Requirements:

  • At least 1 person per group must be over the age of 25 and have held a full car driver's licence for 5 years.


Additional Fees:

  • Fuel: $30 per hour


Cancellation Policy:

  • If cancellation will be done 4 weeks prior to departure, full amount will be refunded.
  • If cancelation will be done less than 4 weeks prior to departure, $500 AUD will be charged.


Hire Times:

  • All Hires are counted on nights not days. Hires commence with boarding at 10:00 am-02:00 pm first day and terminates at either 10:00 am (we are flexible if there is no booking for your last day) or 04:00 pm on the last day (04:00 pm return on Sundays for Weekend hires and Mondays on Long weekends).


Travel Insurance:

  • Our boat is fully insured under a marine policy with a $2000 excess. 
  • Additional insurance can also be purchased on GetMyBoat.


Frequently Asked Questions:

• What do I need to bring?

Food, clothes, drinks, ice, towels, fishing gear & bait, hats, camera, and don't forget a few favourite DVDs and music. Please remember space is limited on board so try to pack everything in soft bags. We supply things like garbage bags, toilet paper, glad wrap, al foil, paper towel, cooking utensils, crockery, glassware, cutlery (full kitchen).

• What facilities on there board?

Onboard you will find a well equipped galley with sink, gas stove with 3 or 4 burners, oven and grill, small refrigerator, large eskys, crockery, cutlery, tea towels, garbage bags & toilet rolls are also supplied. There is a toilet and shower, comfortable outdoor furniture, a stainless steel BBQ, bait board and a quality sound system with a CD player with Bluetooth connectivity for your phone. There is also a TV with digital stations and inbuilt DVD player. At least 4 USB charging outlets are also on board. We also supply you with a tender with an outboard at no extra cost.

• Can I bring my speedboat and tie it to the houseboat?

Yes you can, please ensure you let us know when booking, in which case you may want to leave our dinghy behind. Please provide your own tow rope.

• Do I need a boat licence?

No, you don't require a boat licence.

• Do you have the facility to charge my mobile phone?

Yes, we do. We have a minimum of 4 USB sockets to charge your phone in, and we also have a 12 volt d.c. socket for mobile phones.

• I don't have any experience with boats. Will I still be able to take the houseboat?

Some boating experience is preferred as they are a large vessel. We will give you instructions and stay with you until you are are comfortable about taking the houseboat controls on your own (and we are comfortable with leaving it with you).

• What fish are in the lake?

Bream, mullet, flathead, whiting, squid & crabs are most common. The lake has most salt water species for our climate.

• Is there a microwave?

No but we do have a stainless steel gas BBQ as well as a gas oven in the galley.

• Do the boat has esky?

Yes, an approx. 130 litre esky supplied (very large).

• How fast does the boat go?

Maximum speed is between 5 & 8 knots.

Specs

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • BBQ
  • Inboard Engine
  • Autopilot
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Head

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From Kilaben Bay

Member Since Nov 2016

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