Murray River Houseboats. It seems that everyone who visits the Murray hires a houseboat and drifts slowly down the river. Today's houseboat is a five-star floating experience with Jacuzzis, state-of-the-art kitchen, and the latest appliances. They can sleep from two to 12 people and can be hired from three days to a week and longer. This operator has six boats for hire. Prices start from A$1,450 for three nights in the peak late-December/January period for 2 to 6 people. Riverboat Dock, Echuca, Echuca, VIC, 3564. 03/5480-2343. www.murrayriverhouseboats.com.au..
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