2 Best Houseboats Near Brisbane, Australia

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Queensland’s capital, Brisbane, is a diverse city known for its welcoming vibe. Home to numerous museums, including the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, the city boasts a thriving culture and arts scene. Visitors will be delighted to attend heartwarming shows at Queensland Performing Arts Centre. You can also marvel at the City Botanic Gardens and strike a pose in front of the historic King George Square. Brisbane, also known as the River City, takes its name from the Brisbane River. So don’t miss exploring the notable Brisbane Riverwalk, a network of pathways that stretches along the river and branches throughout the inner city. And if strolling through these pathways sounds exciting, we encourage you further to try staying in a houseboat for a day and experience being close to the waters while still enjoying modern comforts. Check out the best houseboats near Brisbane, Australia.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on March 02, 2024.

1. Drift Flotel (from USD 294)

Step aboard the airy and modern interiors of the three-level Drift Flotel with balconies and a rooftop deck, great for al fresco dining. The houseboat features 2 cozy bedrooms and a lounge with a fold-out bed, making it spacious enough for 6 overnight guests or 12 day guests. This 12-meter-long (39-foot-long) rental also has a full kitchen and a dining area, strategically set against large glass windows that let you see the beautiful waterscape and wildlife from the inside.

You are welcome to take your pets in this floating holiday house as you journey from the picturesque Horizon Shores Marina. There’s a television inside, but you’re encouraged to take the time to enjoy outdoor activities, such as fishing, swimming, and sunbathing. Sit back and relax as your driver takes you through different attractions such as Kangaroo Island.

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Steiglitz, Queensland, Australia
12.74 km (8.0 mi) from Dreamworld
house boat 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

2. The Prestige

Enjoy an unforgettable Gold Coast boat experience at The Prestige, an 18-meter-long (59-foot-long), 6.5-meter-wide (21-foot-wide) houseboat with luxuriously modern and fully furnished interiors. It boasts two full baths and four neat and spacious bedrooms with glass windows that let you relish panoramic water views. The kitchen comes with a dishwasher and a fridge for your convenience. Guests can comfortably move around in the rental’s two-level dining, living, and entertainment spaces, including its stylishly curated enclosed helm with a bar lounge.

On top of these facilities, there’s an eight-person hot tub on the rooftop! Imagine drinking wine and talking for hours with your loved ones while soaking in warm water under the starry skies. On that note, a long-term stay is allowed here.

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Coomera, Queensland, Australia
2.25 km (1.4 mi) from Dreamworld
1 review   Wifi Available
Houseboat 4 Beds 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
the spa was a hit and the beds and boat were clean
the boat was in good working order and the staff were super helpful
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Celebrate special moments in a houseboat

Spending the day or night in a floating house, in no less than the Australian waters, makes quite a memorable experience for your family and friends. Consider planning a relaxing getaway or celebrating special occasions in the luxurious, fully furnished spaces of these recommended houseboats near Brisbane.

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Jahz is a Philippine-based writer who enjoys solo travels as much as group adventures. She believes that life is too short to be spent living in one place, so she makes it a point to experience a...Read more

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