Blackwood Houseboats – Frequently Asked Questions
A current Drivers Licence
Yes. Controls are simply forward/reverse. Speed is governed.
Yes. The lesson is supervised and practical with an approved Safety
brief. Safety equipment is on-board along with First Aid Kits.
Yes. 2-way radio (next G phones have reception on the river)
30km of pristine National Park up to Alexandra Bridge
You will moor up at any of our hand picked Moorings.
Houseboats do not tie off to the banks.
Some moorings are close together for this purpose
In the dinghy only. Houseboats are not permitted at the town jetty
Molloy Caravan Park has a small kiosk for bait, fuel, and basic
grocery items. We also offer a delivery service for a $20.00 surcharge.
Fishing gear, food, drinks, bathers, dvd’s, music, binoculars, books & sunscreen
Fish, bushwalk, swim, bird-watch, star-gaze, wildflowers or crabs in-season
Base has ample secure parking
4pm is the cut off to get you up the river. You will moor on the jetty or at Westbay mooring & receive your lesson the following morning
Houseboats tanks are full at commencement of hire. Costs are calculated at $20 per engine hour (not per engine). Average trip is approximately six hours.
Safety – Oars are onboard. Use the lifejackets
Instructions – are included in the lesson
Fuel – ULP. Full to begin. Get more from Molloy Caravan Park
Drinking – houseboats carry 1000 ltrs drinking water for all uses
(2000 ltrs on houseboat Allira)
Usage – All water is stored on board. Conservative use will give you
3 – 4 days then you must return to Base for servicing.
Solar with battery backup. Give your
hair a holiday and leave your hairdryer at home!
King George Whiting, black bream, tailor, mullett, crabs in season