Mandurah Holiday Houseboats are based in central Mandurah, in the Mandurah Ocean Marina, which is now Australia's most awarded Marina, and the Murray River houseboats are based in the heart of the river system, opposite the popular ‘Ravo Hotel’. It really makes no difference which location you choose, as all vessels have access to all areas. Points of interest include Cooleenep Island with the historical Coopers flour mill. Here you can explore the island and the history. There is a BBQ area, and grassed playground. This area, Coopers Mill, is enchanting, and popular with houseboats and locals. This island is located at the entrance to the Murray River from the Peel Inlet.
We have another island called Boundary Island, which is a man made island close to Mandurah, abundant with birdlife, and again a popular place for houseboats. Only two vessels can spend the night here, so if you are lucky enough to have it for yourself it is very quiet and tranquil. This is also a popular place for fishing & scoop crabbing. On the riverfront we have the historical Ravenswood hotel. Enjoy a yummy meal on the banks of the Murray River, watch the kids swim in the river or hire a paddle boat and spoil the kids!
The Pelican store offers bait, ice, burgers etc, some minor provisions, and it is also a licensed liquor store. Pelicans do an amazing breakfast, definitely worth a stop!
Sandy Cove offers the Sandy Cove Tavern, and Murray Waters Chinese restaurant, a deli/cafe that does great breakies, however a 4 hour stop only is permitted here.
The Jetty’s Bar & Grill (formally The Clansman Tavern) offers great meals and is a popular stop for families as it also provides large play areas and a small beach for children to play at. A pleasant 2 hour journey up-river from Murray River houseboats takes you to the Peel Zoo, and a rustic restaurant, "Redcliffe on the Murray", accessed from the houseboat via a suspended bridge. There is also a golf course in this lovely area.
Our estuary is also a favorite, particularly in the warmer months when the crabs are running, and of course there is the vibrant cappuccino strip in central Mandurah. You can also visit the Harvey Estuary, where Mandurah Houseboats have swing moorings, and the marina at Port Bouvard (which has an excellent licenced restaurant). There are lots of designated overnight mooring points, and these are clearly set out in the on-board procedure manual. We hope this information has expanded a bit on the features of our lovely waterways in Mandurah and the surrounds. Please feel free to contact us for more information: