3 Best Airbnb Houseboats Near Mildura, Australia

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When it comes to lush landscapes, outdoor recreation, and delicious food and wine, among the most notable destinations in Australia is Mildura. The picturesque city’s proximity to the famed Australian outback makes it a paradise for nature lovers, while its thriving wine scene makes it a must-visit for foodies exploring the region. Found on the banks of the Murray River, the city of Mildura is the perfect destination for a getaway on a houseboat. Wake up to a beautiful sunrise, explore the wild outback and nearby vineyards, and wind down with a refreshing drink while watching the sunset over the tranquil waters. Sound like your kind of vacation? Read on for the best Airbnb houseboats near Mildura, 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. Spacious home away from home in Bookpurnong (from USD 78)

Stay moored to land while enjoying the charms of boat life on this three-bedroom stationary houseboat. A great choice for groups of up to five travelers, the vacation rental features an open-plan lounge, dining area, and kitchen with cozy furnishings and quality appliances. On the top deck, an eight-person dining table offers a bright and airy space for alfresco meals. Each bedroom is simple yet comfortable and clean. Guests are free to use kayaks to explore the lake and the surrounding natural landscape. Located on the Murray River, the houseboat enjoys a central location with easy access to major Riverland towns.

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Bookpurnong, South Australia, Australia
11.52 km (7.2 mi) from Monash Adventure Park
45 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 7 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
big clean fridge with a huge esky upstairs
beautifully clean and well provided
inside was clean and tidy the beds were nicely made and comfy plenty of towels in the bathroom
the amenity is very basic as described but it was clean and everything worked well
very lovely stay comfortable and clean and in a beautiful location
paul is a thoughtful host and we loved the houseboat
very close to a beautiful murray river town of berri
an outstanding location one of the best airbnb’s we have stayed in
value for money ideal spot for peace and quiet
this place is great for unwinding from busyness of life great location peaceful and excellent bird life
amazing location couldn’t have asked for a better getaway
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2. Beautiful houseboat ideal for big groups in Wigley Flat

Take the whole family on a vacation to remember on this pristine, four-bedroom houseboat that can accommodate up to eight guests aboard. Every member of the group can settle in comfortably with plenty of space in the living areas. Bedrooms are cozy and well-appointed with plush, queen-size beds that can be converted into two separate single beds. A double kayak is also available for guest use. Tucked in a secluded part of Murray River, this vacation rental ensures privacy as well as easy access to a tranquil sandy beach. Nearby wineries offer guests the opportunity to sample the region’s delicious produce and vino.

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Wigley Flat, South Australia, Australia
26.29 km (16.4 mi) from Monash Adventure Park
121 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
best view while enjoying breakfast
the amenities were fantastic and rooms were clean
the house boat is very comfortable and surrounding beautiful views along the murray
the place was clean & tidy
well fitted out clean and comfortable
kerrie was a fun and great host
quick responses from the host considerate and welcoming
kerrie and grant were the most wonderful and accomodating hosts who honestly went above and beyond
great place great spot great host
kerrie and grant were wonderful hosts who attended to our needs and cheerfully answered our many queries
great location and very well equipped houseboat
a great place to get away and unwind
perfectly located in a more remote part of the river it was quiet and private
perfect place for a break
this is a really beautiful and private location and a very spacious houseboat with all the facilities you need
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3. Classic houseboat in Nichols Point for a relaxing vacation

Afloat on the Murray River, this classic three-bedroom houseboat is an excellent summer hideaway on the Murray River. The vacation rental is bright, airy, and spacious enough to accommodate up to four guests comfortably. Large windows command a tranquil view of the still waters outside, while the plush furnishings allow guests to kick back and completely relax indoors. The upper deck is a delightful space to unwind and watch the sunset at the end of the day. Hiking and biking trails nearby make this houseboat ideal for outdoor lovers.

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Nichols Point, Victoria, Australia
153.03 km (95.1 mi) from Monash Adventure Park
26 reviews   Superhost
Houseboat 7 Beds 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
3 large bedrooms 2 bathrooms large living and dining and a fabulous outdoor and upper deck
the kitchen is fully equipped and great fridge
kitchen was spacious with good utensils etc
the houseboat was super clean spacious and comfy
boat was nice and clean and lots of space
clean and accurate super accomodating with check in and check out
the boat is clean and has everything we need
great location clean accommodation with a great outlook
so friendly and lovely hostess
great host great all round experience value for money
our host maggie was lovely and so informative
great spot well set up and decked out with lovely hosts
the house boat experience was great quiet location host was super friendly and helpful
wow what an amazing location at such a cost effective price
very peaceful location & awesome friendly hosts
close to town for exploration and very quiet resulting in a great nights sleep
this was a lovely place for my parents to enjoy a night away
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A serene getaway near picture-perfect Mildura

Nature, museums, and a thriving food scene - is there anything else one wants from a vacation destination? Mildura is a great place for a fun-filled Australian getaway. Explore this city and nearby areas, and book one of these Airbnb houseboats for your upcoming trip.

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Celia Nachura, a freelance writer from the Philippines, consistently seeks fresh encounters, diverse cuisines, thrilling adventures, and compelling narratives in her travels.

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