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“Escape to the River Murray” 5 of 5 stars
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Murray River
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3-Night Murray River Cruise by Classic Paddle...
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Launceston, Australia
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“Escape to the River Murray”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

What a fantastic holiday we have just had onboard Houseboat Escape from Renmark. The boat was excellent and the staff just great. Everything we could have needed was on the boat, right down to the fishing gear and the cooking pot for yabbies. We enjoyed the large goanna at the Renmark Cliffs that came down each night to eat our BBQ leftovers. We've booked again so would definately recommend Houseboat Escape. We loved the spaciousness of the bedrooms and the fact it had 5 TVs onboard meant the kids were entertained at night.

Visited September 2013
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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“Travelling down the Murray River on a riverboat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Recently my husband and I enjoyed a leisurely trip on the Proud Mary during a visit to Adelaide. The tour bus driver was professional and informative, as were the riverboat crew. An interesting mix of clients from overseas and around Australia. Lovely meal on board too. I'd recommend it to everyone.

Visited November 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Murray River House Boats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Absolutely Fab way to have a relaxing Holiday.
Unforgettable House Boats are a very friendly and helpful company to deal with .

Visited November 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
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“An “Unforgettable” holiday!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We recently hired Unforgettable 9, through Unforgettable Houseboats – this was the most relaxing holiday and a fun way to travel. The scenery is amazing and it is so peaceful – nothing beats sitting in the jacuzzi drinking bubbles as you slowly cruise up the river. The boat is a good size with five bedrooms and two bathrooms - we were a party of eight, so plenty of room. Mark and the team were excellent, explained everything about the boat and ensured we were comfortable driving and mooring the boat before sending us on our way! A couple of our party are keen boaties and found it easy to drive. We did have a couple of issues with the boat, but a couple of calls to Mark and we got everything sorted - great back up support – thanks Mark.
We chose the Unforgettable Platinum Package and would definitely recommend this, especially if travelling in a group. The tours included were great, particularly the Barossa wine tour. We were met by Kelly (from Big Bend by Night) at our houseboat and then whisked away in the “Entertainer”, an eight setter luxury van. We visited the boutique wineries rather than the big names and sampled some very good wines - a few even made it back to NZ!
We also chose to have the boat provisioned rather than do our own shopping and we were so pleased we did. There was no hassle or stress shopping in unfamiliar supermarkets - Angie, from the Floating Gourmet just took care of everything, including packing everything away on the boat! The quality of food, especially the meat and vegetables was excellent and I would definitely recommend this service.
We organised the on board chef (through Unforgettable) for our last night - Chef Damon and Lana met us at Mannum and cooked us a fabulous dinner – they even did the dishes! This was a great way to end an amazing week on the Murray! Thanks to everyone at Unforgettable - we had a fabulous time!

Visited October 2013
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Caloundra, Australia
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“Relaxing way to see the Murray”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We had a 3 day cruise on the MURRAY PRINCESS in October 2013, it is a relaxing and interesting time, the meals are great,cruised down to Murray Bridge and then moored for the night, second day more cruising upriver , passing vivid cliffs and pasture, again moored for the night, the lights attracting pelicans to gather around , off boat activities if you want or stay in the lounge and relax. the boat itself is 20 odd years old, but we were told by the crew that it is to have a million dollar refit soon, the crew are wonderful, joining in with the entertainment. just a tip: don't book the "interior" rooms, they are really underwater rooms down below decks, with only a teeny weeny window flush with the deck level.

Visited October 2013
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