Close to Melbourne, the Murray River is one of the most popular destinations for house boating in Australia. Murray River has something for everyone on the houseboat vacation to exploring life at the turn of the century with a tourist attraction that can allow you to ride on a horse drawn carriage and explore the wharf set up just as it was more than one hundred years ago – allowing you to truly step back in time.
With the Barmah forest close by, there is never a shortage of sights to see while Houseboating and because of the location you can easily complete two styles of vacations in one, with views of the lush forest and the close proximity to the water to take part of water adventures and sports that can be completed through the day.
Though you may be under the impression that houseboats can be some of the most expensive vacations to go on in Melbourne and surrounding area, there are many ways that you can save money. Since most of the boats are able to accommodate up to ten people, choosing to vacation with friends and family members and splitting the cost of the houseboat rental fee can allow you to vacation for under-fifty dollars per night.
The only other fees that are associated with the houseboat are the fees for the parking at the parking lot through the marina and the cost for fuel and food aboard the houseboat. Other activities can allow you to easily play for free exploring the shoreline and the forest and tourist attractions in the area.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in the area allows the visitor to have a taste of what life was like in the 1900s with tourist point at Echuca. From the steam mill to the iconic wharf, this is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area that can allow you to experience life as you have never known it and retreat back to the modern accommodations on the houseboat.
While choosing between the various houseboat companies it is important to consider which tourist destinations are going to be seen while on vacation. If you are only spending a weekend away it is important to choose a houseboat company close to the places that are on the list to be seen. Rich River Houseboats is one of the closest rental companies to Echuca, and you can easily rent the boat and venture out to a time more than a century ago while exploring the area.