Macleay River Houseboats

  • Macleay River Houseboat
    Macleay River Houseboat
  • Macleay River at Kempsey
    Macleay River at Kempsey
  • Kitchen and bedroom area facing back of house boat
    Kitchen and bedroom area facing back of house boat
  • Facing the front of the houseboat
    Facing the front of the houseboat
  • Double bed in houseboat
    Double bed in houseboat
  • Houseboat ensuite
    Houseboat ensuite
  • Barbeque
Self-contained houseboat, custom built for two. Cruise the mighty Macleay River and visit the riverside taverns and cafes located in the historic towns of Gladstone and Smithtown or cruise around the river Islands of coastal South West Rocks.

Romantic Getaway for Two

KEMPSEY, NSW [Location map...]
Up to 2 people, 1 bedroom
Minimum nights: 2
Availability and Pricing
For  night.
Estimated price:

Average Rating Guest reviews average: 4.0/5

From $133 to $275 2 persons per night
"We had a great time and would not hesitate in recommending to our friends. Instructions on how to operate the vessel was very comprehensive. Perhaps the availability of hiring two houseboats to accomo..."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Gary, N.S.W. -Apr '10

"I was extremely impressed with our stay with Macleay River Houseboats. The staff were extremely helpful, Geoff even came out to South West Rocks with a replacement anchor after we lost an anchor in he..."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Paula, NSW -Dec '08

"We had a great time. Quiet, relaxing, comfortable, everything we wanted. We'll be back!"
   Guest rating: 4/5 - Pat, NSW -Aug '08

"We had a relaxing weekend & enjoyed the peace & serenity of the river. Would not hesitate to do it all over again."
   Guest rating: 4/5 - Shiralee, NSW -Nov '07

"Fantastic from go to woe. Staff were very helpful; the boat was fitted out with everything we needed. Maps were useful and the 24 hour mobile contact gave us security if anything went wrong."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Jo, QLD -Apr '07

House boat

Just imagine.being on a houseboat custom built for two - exploring a river that is both unique and unspoilt. Relaxing with your favourite beverage at sunset while watching the eagles soar overhead or taking one last swim for the day in the Macleay River waters.

The houseboats are self-contained with a flat screen TV, DVD, MP3 player, shower/toilet, BBQ, well equipped kitchen and double bed. Wake up to gentle sounds of river life and fresh air before making your way onto the deck for a morning stretch. Each boat has an inflatable dingy making it easy to go ashore.

The river has a healthy population of bass, bream and flathead (just to name a few species) which will satisfy the keen angler. A yabbie pump can be borrowed if requested.

Languages spoken: English(Conversation)


Located on the Macleay River at Kempsey between Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie. Distance form Sydney is approximately five hours and from Brisbane six and a half hours.

You start your unique houseboat holiday at Kempsey where you can conveniently park your vehicle, off the street, on the business premises.

If making the houseboat holiday a part of a larger holiday, the beautiful Macleay Valley Coast offers a variety of activities and places to visit.


The houseboats are fully self-contained with a well equipped kitchen including a marine fridge with freezer for ice cubes, four burner cooktop and grill. There is a barbeque that may be used on the side of the deck so you can cook while enjoying the glorious river views. If you have spent part of your day fishing and have caught yourself a 'big one' you know you have all the facilities you need to create a delicious meal. Fresh produce is also available from the towns and villages that are located along the banks of the Macleay River. If you want to really relax there are riverside hotels where you can moor the houseboat and dine out a choice of delicious cuisines.

There is an toilet,shower and hand basin on board the houseboat. A modern LCD television screen and DVD player are perfect for those evenings when you want to cosy up and enjoy a good movie together. The television screen has a swivel base and can be watched from either the dining area or the comfort of the double bed. There is even an MP3 player for the music lover.

Holiday experiences

Cruising, Gay & Lesbian friendly, Honeymoon, Romantic getaway


BBQ, BBQ - Gas, DVD, Ensuite, Fans (ceiling/standard), Kitchen, Linen supplied, Pets not allowed, Television, Undercover or off street parking

Gay & Lesbian friendly

Offers a high degree of privacy, All guests welcome

Romantic getaway

Accommodation just for two

Rooms and rates


Macleay River Houseboats will confirm pricing, availability and answer any other questions within 72 hours.
(current average response time for this property is 73.6 hours)

Please note that sometimes your computer's spam filter or your ISP may inadvertently block the operator's response email. If you do not receive a prompt response, taking into account that  Macleay River Houseboats may not be able to contact you after hours, you should check your 'junk' mail folder or contact the property with the details we will send in your confirmation e-mail.

The telephone number and contact details for this property will be emailed to you once your enquiry/booking has been sent.

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