About Us

About Myall Lakes Getaway Houseboats

Luxury Houseboat Hire was first launched in 1988 on the Myall Lakes in Bulahdelah and has been operating successfully ever since.

The boats have been updated, revamped and currently (Oct 2018) being repainted and new signwriting as we move over to our new business name
Myall Lakes Getaway Houseboats.

We, Chris and Sandra Harlor, have been running the business since we bought it in July 2008. We come from a boat charter business on the south coast of NSW and are dedicated to giving you, the customer, the best houseboating experience possible. The maintenance regime is strict and effective giving a trouble free holiday with all systems working properly. All the motors are less than 2 years old. Steering systems have also been seen to, many previous hirers had problems with controlling the boats but they are now more responsive.

Refrigerators are now 12vt and were replaced in November and December 2014. The gas hot water systems have all been reconditioned. New AGM batteries and solar panels provide plenty of power for house lights etc. As long as there is reasonable sun throughout most of the day, it is possible to stay in one spot for many days without needing to run the motors. All of the boats now have power anchor winches.

Operating from a floating jetty, there is only the mobile number 0410 437 225.

We are happy to take phone calls 8am til 8pm, any day.

Our Fleet

The fleet consists of:
2 x 33 ft Houseboats: 2-4 Berth, great for 1 or 2 couples or a young family, size of a large caravan. An additional baby or preschooler may be allowed.
3 x 45 ft Houseboats: 2-10 Berth, great for 1 or 2 families or up to 5 couples, size of a small apartment or cabin.
1 x 45 ft Houseboats: 2-12 Berth, great for 1 or 2 families or up to 4 couples and childern/infants, size of a small apartment or cabin.

The 12 berth can only be booked if there are more than 10 onboard. It is exactly the same size as the 10 berth boats and has an additional two “on the floor” small size single mattresses. This boat was added to the fleet in August 2018 and is in survey for 12 people so can legally take 12 even though it’s the same as our other 45’s. We don’t recommend more than 8 people on any of our boats.