Relaxing Holiday on 33ft "Wander" Houseboat in Tweed Heads

33 ft
6 Guests

About This Boat

Want a relaxing houseboat holiday in Tweed Heads? Hire this 33ft "Wanderer" houseboat for 6 people for as low as AUD $248 per night during the normal season. 

Wanderer is a lovely open planned houseboat. Ideal for that fishing get-away, a couple who like a little extra room or a small family.

With walk-around decks she is great for fishing and fly bridge controls mean that the captain is not isolated from any activities.

The BBQ is located on the upper deck underneath the solid roof, giving you great protection from the sun and the odd shower of rain but not taking up the whole top deck, still giving you sun baking room.

Wanderer is the only houseboat of this size on the river with this great feature.

Vessel Features:

• 6 berth – 10m long x 4m wide
• Maximum 6 people, day or night
• Permanent double bed
• Double vario bed
• 2 single bunks
• Pillows and doonas* provided, you simply need to bring (or hire from us) sheets and towels
• Walk around decks
• Open plan living and sleeping area
• Shower and toilet
• Fully screened windows
• Check the standard features on all our houseboats
• Colour 48 cm LCD/DVD TV, DVD player
• CD player/stereo (iPod/MP3/Bluetooth compatible), music can be piped upstairs for your enjoyment
• 155 litre fridge/freezer, 4 burner gas stove top, oven, grill
• Yabbie pump
• Crab pot
• Electric winch
• BBQ, large high quality esky*, outdoor setting,
• Hard Targa Top roof, which gives great shade and weather protection – the best covered top deck in her class, great for summer shade.
• Dual driving controls, downstairs and from the upper deck, so the captain is not isolated from any activities
• Limited 240-volt power, so that during your holiday you can operate small appliances like mobile phone chargers, nebulisers, video camera chargers and games consoles (no hairdryers).

Hire Price:

Normal Season

• Weekend (2 or 3 nights) AUD $745
• Midweek (4 nights) AUD $745
• Gazetted Long Weekend AUD $875
• Week (7 nights) AUD $1,100

Off Peak Season (1 May to 31 August)

• Weekend (2 or 3 nights) AUD $650
• Midweek (4 nights) AUD $650
• Gazetted Long Weekend AUD $750
• Week (7 nights) AUD $950

Peak Season (1 December to 31 January) excl. Christmas Week & New Year Week

• Weekend (2 or 3 nights) AUD $950
• Midweek (4 nights) AUD $950
• Gazetted Long Weekend AUD $990
• Week (7 nights) AUD $1500

Peak Holiday Occasions

• Easter (Thursday to Tuesday) $1,500
• Christmas Week 7 nights (set dates) $2,000
• New Year Week 6 nights (set dates) $2,200

All prices are subject to alteration without notice.

Additional Services

Would you like a few added extras to make your holiday more enjoyable, or perhaps you would like help
with provisioning so you can be lazy?

What about a few souvenirs to remember your trip by?

• Skipper
• Fishing Gear
• On Mooring or Jetty Stays
• Grocery Service
• Gift Baskets, Cakes and Light Refreshment
• Outdoor Heaters
• Souvenirs
• Kayak Hire (inquire pricing)
• Bait & Ice $3.50 per bag
• Fuel per engine hour* $25.00
• Dinghy outboard motor hire:
- $70 weekend
- $70 midweek
- $85 week
• Car Parking
- Midweek $35
- Weekend $30
- Week $50

Additional Information

• Deposit – $2,000
• Balance of hire fee to be paid minimum of 30 days prior to departure on normal and off-peak seasons
• For Christmas, New Year and Easter hire deposit $1000 is required to secure booking
• *Fuel per engine hour may vary due to fluctuating fuel prices
• Tariffs subject to change without notice
• Weekend – Friday afternoon to Monday 9.00 am: 2 or 3 nights
• Midweek – Monday afternoon to Friday 9.00 am: 4 nights
• Week – Monday afternoon to Monday 9.00 am or Friday afternoon to Friday 9.00 am: 7 nights
• Gazetted Long Weekend – Friday afternoon to Tuesday 9.00 am or Thursday afternoon to Monday 9 am: 4
• A Gazetted Long Weekend occurs when there is a public holiday on the Monday or Friday
• Easter: Thursday afternoon to Tuesday 9.00 am: 5 nights
• Hire Terms and Procedures
• Doona: Eiderdowns, comforters, duvets.
• Esky: also known as chilli-bin, cooler, ice-box to Kiwi, North American and European visitors.

Other Information

Hire Period

Hire commences at 2.30 pm on the first day and concludes at 9:00 am on the last day of letting. These are daylight savings times. Earlier returns can be made by arrangement. It is advisable to telephone the day before departure to confirm departure times.

The Letting

• Total passengers must not exceed the number of surveyed berths.
• No pets, firearms or kegs permitted on board by law.
• The houseboats are not permitted to travel after dark, or dock at public jetties and wharves. Use the tender or dinghy for transfers.
• The hirer will stay within the waters as per survey certificate and obey all navigational rules.
• If the hirer is found to be acting in a manner which could cause damage to the houseboat or other vessel, acting contrary to hire agreement or Waterways regulations, passengers can be evicted from the houseboat with no refund of hire.
• If any malfunction in relation to the boat, motor or equipment, or damage or loss of equipment occurs, the hirer will notify the management as soon as possible.
• If a call out is due to the hirer’s negligence, a call out fee will be payable.
• The hirer will return the boat in as good a condition as when taken or pay for any loss or damage.
• The boat is to be returned in a clean and tidy state, or an additional fee of $100 per hour for cleaning will be charged.
• Late returns will be charged at $100.00 per hour, or part thereof.
• Houseboat boarding is from the Tweed Marina, River Terrace, Tweed Heads.

Still interested? Then go reserve this Wandered houseboat now!

Frequently Asked Questions

Detailed below are some frequently asked questions about houseboating. If your specific questions are not answered below, please contact us and we will put your mind at ease.

Do I need a boat licence?

No boating or fishing licences are required. We supply all information and training required.

Do I need any experience?

You don't need any boating experience, just a dash of common sense. We give you a complete briefing on operation and navigating your houseboat before you even leave the marina. Then one of our captains pilots you out from the marina and gives you practical driving instruction.

How many people can we take?

From singles, couples to groups of up to 12 people, houseboating is suitable for all ages and is great value. Boat capacity varies from boat to boat and you can choose from budget to luxury, from 2 to 12 berth.

Are houseboats suitable for children?

Yes! Houseboat holidays are a great family getaway. Some houseboats are more suitable for young children than others, so please check with us on the suitability of the houseboat of your choice, or we can help you choose the best boat for your holiday. Like anywhere else with water, small children on a boat do require adult supervision at all times. If you don't have a life jackets for your children, we do have some children's life jackets that you can borrow.

Can I bring my pet on the houseboat?

Sorry, due to health restrictions, we are unable to permit pets aboard the houseboats. Pets and animals generally don't enjoy being in a confined areas so possibly another alternatively would be better for them. There are several good pet motels in the area if you would like contact details.

Will my mobile phone work?

There is mobile phone coverage throughout the Tweed Valley. Depending upon your carrier and distances from their towers, you may find coverage a little patchy in some areas. If you particularly need to be in phone contact, please check your reception before anchoring and it may simply be a case of moving a few 100 metres.

Is linen provided?

All of the houseboats are provided with pillows and doonas. Aboard Wanderer you need to bring (or hire from us) sheets and towels. Aboard all other houseboats, you simply need to bring (or hire) towels. A floor mat, hand towel and a couple of face washers are provided for each bathroom, together with a couple of guest soaps.

How far can we travel?

All the houseboats in our fleet can travel the Tweed River from Tweed Heads all the way to Condong. Wanderer can cruise further upriver to Murwillumbah - nearly to the weir. At Tumbulgum, the houseboats (except Pacific Blue) can also travel up the Rous River to Cemetery Bay. In Tweed Heads, the houseboats can cruise up the Terranora Creek to Big Island or Womgin Island. Over a 3 or 4 night houseboat booking we find most customers travel around 7 hours for their holiday - over a full week, generally around 10 hours.

Can we drink alcohol on a houseboat?

Normal drink driving rules apply to people driving a houseboat. The driver may not exceed .05 same as when driving a car. Apart from that, stay safe, respect any possible neighbors and have fun.

Can we drive the houseboat at night?

No! Houseboats must not be driven after sunset.


  • Type: Houseboat
  • Capacity: 6 People
  • Rental Minimum: 3 hours
  • Length: 33 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Cuddy Cabin
  • Fishing gear
  • BBQ
  • Licensing Required
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Dinghy
  • Dual Comm-forward seating
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Head

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