Houseboat Heaven Quick Guide

Houseboat Heaven
a family-orientated company with a focus on inclusivity

You will not be disappointed booking your next family getaway with us. We take pride in our cleanliness and boat maintenance.

About Houseboat Heaven

Houseboat Heaven was established in 2016 by John and Paula.

Our journey into Houseboat Heaven came after many years of our own experiences in hiring houseboats, giving us a true understanding of people’s needs and desires when houseboating.

Our previous careers in disability care have also given us an understanding of the difficulties faced by those with physical challenges when holidaying.

Our aim, therefore, is to provide houseboat holidays to all, with comfortable and well-maintained houseboats, that are fully equipped and clean.

We offer a high standard of service and go above and beyond for our clients. We accommodate those who have extra needs in their daily lives, including those in wheelchairs.

We also welcome pets aboard.

So do not hesitate to call us to make your next holiday booking or for more information. We will do our best to make it worth your while.

Houseboat Heaven - Fleet


Offers 5 large private bedrooms & 3 modern fully tiled bathrooms.

Ripple Effect

Offers 4 large private bedrooms & 2 modern fully tiled bathrooms.

Stay Longer, Save More

It’s simple: the longer you stay, the more you save!

Planned Accommodation

We have short and medium-term accommodation available upon request. Read more…

We specialise in accessibility which means we have everything you need.

The wheelchair-accessible houseboat is aptly named ‘Inclusion’. It’s a modern and well-maintained vessel and has all the comforts to make your holiday an enjoyable experience.

Wider Doorway

Accessible Kitchens

Specially Designed Bathrooms

What our guests say

Helen Johnson10 out of 10
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Date of stay:​ 2021

An amazing experience on this magical houseboat called Inclusion. 10 out of 10 rating 🥇 🏆 ✅ EVERYTHING you need, is on board this lovely clean & spacious houseboat! John & Paula went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed which included an electric high-low bed. The fully accessible bathroom was bigger than our modified bathroom in our own home lol 😜 Our 28yo son (NDIS Participant) has multiple & complex disabilities & thanks to NDIS we were able to hire this boat under STA as it is definitely VALUE FOR MONEY & EFFECTIVE & BENEFICIAL to our son & all! We were also able to fully fund one of his trained Disability Support Workers to join us as well, as the boat has 5 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms! Truly a magical stay & adventure enjoyed by all on the Mighty Murray in Renmark SA 🥰 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 👍👏👌👍👌👏👍👌👏👍👌👏

Rosalie DavisAwesome
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Date of stay:​ 2024

Awesome. We had an amazing 5 nights with this company, again. 7 years ago we hired this boat and had a great time, now done it again with some of the same people and it was excellent again. This time celebrating 2 very special people with 70th birthdays. The facilities are fantastic, as there was 1 person in a wheelchair. Too much food, drinks and fun had. NOT. We'll certainly be back, but not so long between visits. Loved every minute. Thanks John.

Leslie ScheirichA truly memorable holiday on board Houseboat Heaven
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Date of stay:​ April 2024

John's communication was fantastic, as was his company on board navigating the waters taking the stress out of the holiday. The accessible accommodation made it possible for my father to join the holiday who is a lower limb amputee. Many laughs, perfect weather, the sun sets and sunrises, the enjoyment of fishing was a fantastic way to spend quality time with family. The river is so peaceful. John went out of his way to make the holiday a special one, especially for the kids. 100% recommend to anyone who is looking for a unique way to holiday on the Murray.