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Riverboat Dock, Echuca, Victoria 3564 Australia
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Updated 26/04/20

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#1 of 15 in Echuca
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SimonTravellerAu wrote a review Apr 2022
Geelong, Australia22 contributions6 helpful votes
We booked the Endeavour for 4 nights in April for a group of 5. What an amazing and unique experience cruising the Murray. Finding that special little spot to pull in and moor for the night and the nature on dusk was amazing. While is it a 10 berth we only had 2 adult couples and an adult single which was a perfect adult fit for our needs on that boat. If you had 2 families it could easily accommodate the kids but 10 adults perhaps would be a little bit squeezy - not that the endeavour is promoted that way but just saying as we were going to opt for 8 adults and we were glad we didn't. For anyone looking for a different and quite amazing experience, go for it. Julie and Ken were great and have followed up on pre and post trip questions with quick and professional response times and the customer service from the get go was great - Recommend them.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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robertreis1960 wrote a review Apr 2022
Sydney, Australia2 contributions12 helpful votes
We recently spent four nights on A Touch of Opulence and had a wonderful time. The houseboat comfortably accommodated the eight of us and is decked out with everything you would need. Julie and Ken were on hand to provide advice and assistance and all the booking arrangements were smooth as silk. It was great to spend some time on the mighty Murray - so peaceful meandering down the river, with a few stops at local wineries and oh so peaceful overnight stays pulled up on the bank. Would not hesitate to recommend Murray River Houseboats!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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donnabryan1 wrote a review Mar 2022
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
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Julie and Ken were amazing they certainly look after their customers . The indulgence was a home away from home and was an amazing experience. We were a group of 8 and had an absolute ball . We were sad it came to an end . Josh the deck hand was brilliant on call for any needs . I really recommend Murry River house boats you won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Julie Montgomery, Owner at Murray River Houseboats
Responded 16 Mar 2022
Thank you Donna for your lovely review. We are pleased to hear that you had an "amazing experience" and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Pud B wrote a review Mar 2022
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This is defiantly a must do, myself and 6 of my besties went on the Decadance as the Indulgence was booked out for the week I wanted & it was the best fun!, Julie, Ken & their team were all very helpful & great to deal with and the boat had everything we wanted for the full 7 nights of my birthday bash week! We all plan to do this again in the future & I plan to take my family when my grandchildren are a little older. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ALL wanting to sail the Murray River.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Gerda O wrote a review Feb 2022
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
This is a Must do. Please people i was on cloud 9 for 3 nights on the Indulge boat. We were 9 friends. The staff was outstanding. Julie and Josh was just so wonderful. I always had a reply on my e mail or phone call. The boat was like a 5 star hotel on water. This is a must.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Julie Montgomery, Owner at Murray River Houseboats
Responded 23 Feb 2022
Thank you Gerda for your lovely review. We are pleased to hear that you had such a great time, and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Cheers & Stay Safe!
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Thechefshere D wrote a review Jan 2022
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Murray River Houseboats we’re excellent with everything explained and followed through. From getting on board, operating the Houseboat & equipment and assistance with troubleshooting any problems you may have. We chose Decadence which was immaculate and well equipped. Julie, Ken and there staff were friendly and thoughtful would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Julie Montgomery, Owner at Murray River Houseboats
Responded 22 Jan 2022
Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are pleased to hear that you had a lovely holiday, and hope to see you again in the future.
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Dave&Elise wrote a review Jan 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Communication leading up to the boat hire was seamless and owners very responsive. Loading onto the boat including instructions from Ken & Julie were straightforward and a very seamless experience. After a quick instructional session with a staff member (Thanks Simon - you were great!), away you go down the Murray. The amenities made the entire 4 days very comfortable and quite relaxing - it's obvious a lot of care and attention has gone into the boat including a BBQ, Fridge and an air conditioner inside the main space which helps in the summer heat. There are also TV's featured on the boat but we didn't utilise these given we wanted to just relax in the river over a few days and get away from those usual electronics. Luckily we didn't experience any technical or service issues while out on the water but service and contacts are provided on arrival in case you run into any issues on the water. Returning the boat was just as easy as hiring it out - absolutely no complaints from us around the trip and would 100% recommend for friends and family to have their own little getaway for a few days. The kids also loved the experience.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: We hired the Britannia but I'm sure all the boats are just as great.
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Response from Julie Montgomery, Owner at Murray River Houseboats
Responded 22 Jan 2022
Thanks Dave & Elise for your lovely review. We are pleased to hear that you had a lovely holiday, and hope to see you again in the future.
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Annette wrote a review Jan 2022
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Our main concern with our first houseboat holiday was safety for children, particularly a three-year-old. Decadence delivered safety on every area of the vessel. This modern houseboat offered every luxury you could imagine. The extensive list of what is supplied needs to be read and followed. You don't need to bring anything but your food, drinks and personal items. The complementary fruit basket was enormous even for our group of 8. WiFi was solid throughout our time on the houseboat. Communication from Julie and Ken was excellent. We were met on arrival and Josh was friendly and superhelpful providing us with all the information and instructions to be able to head off and have a fabulous time on the Murray.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Julie Montgomery, Owner at Murray River Houseboats
Responded 22 Jan 2022
Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are pleased to hear that you had a lovely and safe holiday, and hope to see you again in the future.
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Kevin H wrote a review Dec 2021
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Our family has just returned from a week on the Murray River departing from Echuca on the Murray River Houseboat Britannia. We booked our trip in October as there was a cancellation on the Britannia which worked out fantastic for us, 6 of us left 23 Dec and we pick up another 4 guests on Boxing Day. We had good communication with Julie throughout the lead up to our departure through email, phone and texts. Julie and Ken and their crew went out of their way to make our departure seamless. After instructions on how to drive the boat and pull into the shore, we are on our way. Vessel was clean tidy and perfectly appointed. The accommodation opportunities were perfect with bunks and double beds and the kitchen had everything we need it apart from food of course. And only drawback was when pulling into the shore the sand was very muddy and soft but this was hardly the fault of Murray River houseboats! Staff must bring you into the dock at Echuca and we came in two separate occasions. On each occasion, the staff were only too happy to meet us out on the river, bring us in and help with anything we needed. We would highly recommend a holiday on Murray River houseboats.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Julie Montgomery, Owner at Murray River Houseboats
Responded 9 Jan 2022
Thankyou Kevin and Janine for your lovely review. We are very pleased you had such a nice time and no doubt well deserved holiday . We hope to see you again sometime and all of the very best for 2022 . Cheers Julie and Ken Montgomery
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sharon h wrote a review Aug 2021
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we had this trip booked for july,and due to covid we were unable to attend.Julie was absolutely amazing ,friendly,helpful and helped us throughout these times.our trip is rebooked,and as i am certain that any changes will be dealt with in the same proffesional manner.thanks again murray river houseboats.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Julie Montgomery, Owner at Murray River Houseboats
Responded 16 Aug 2021
Thanks Sharon for your lovely feedback. We are certainly trying our very best during these turbulent times to provide our customers with fair and equitable outcomes. This will impact us significantly over the next year or two as we have had cancellations through school holidays, Easter and sought after times when we normally are fully booked. We just felt it was the right thing to do once again, to give our customers full credits when they cannot travel because of Covid restrictions.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Murray River Houseboats
Which popular attractions are close to Murray River Houseboats?
Nearby attractions include Port of Echuca Discovery Centre (0.2 km), National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca (0.2 km), and Echuca Chocolate Company (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Murray River Houseboats?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a fitness centre, barbeque facilities, and fishing.
What food & drink options are available at Murray River Houseboats?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Murray River Houseboats?
Conveniently located restaurants include MV Mary Ann, Shebani's Tastes of the Mediterranean, and The Black Pudding.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Murray River Houseboats?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Murray River Houseboats?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Port of Echuca Discovery Centre (0.2 km), Echuca Wharf (0.2 km), and Moama's Old Telegraph Station (2.0 km).