We recently had some lovely guests visit from across the ditch for a week stay aboard Blue Bayou. We absolutely loved reading about their adventures and thought it was definitely worth sharing! If you are thinking of a houseboat holiday on the Tweed this will surely help make your decision much easier!
After many generations of small crop farming in Terranora, Rob decided to start a houseboat holiday business from scratch. Not knowing a great deal about boats or being overly confident in water it may not have seemed like the most logical career move. After much research, it was decided a new boat would be built rather than buying an older, second hand vessel and so the journey began...
If you've ever happened to visit our marina on a Monday or Friday then you have probably noticed just how busy our turnaround days can be. We have staff running from boat to boat with brooms, linen and gas bottles!
Are you planning a special event? Or looking to spoil your loved one with a romantic getaway? The picturesque backdrop of the Tweed Valley, with Mt Warning overlooking our beautiful river, is the perfect location for your special occasion! We'd love to help you make memories that will last a lifetime and better still, keep you coming back each year to celebrate together.
On any group holiday or event, it is important to choose your friends wisely. On a houseboat this is critical. Beyond being fun and up for anything, these people should also share your responsibilities. It’s great to have a friend who is the life of the party, but does he or she go too far?
Houseboating is an adventuring type of holiday. For many people there are a range of new experiences and this can be somewhat daunting for first timers. We have a number of safety measures in place to ensure your holiday is as stress free as possible, after all, cruising on the Tweed River can be a wonderfully relaxing experience! Here is a brief rundown on the safety procedures in place to ensure your holiday is 'smooth sailing' from the start.
Boarding a houseboat isn't at all like checking in to a hotel. So much more is involved and it isn't quite as simple has handing over a resort map and a room key. Here is a brief rundown of what to expect on the day you board your houseboat.
Prior to your departure you will be issued a scheduled boarding time. This is the time that we will be expecting you to arrive. When you arrive at the Tweed Marina, the first thing to do is to make yourself known to our friendly staff.
To ensure you have the best possible time, it is important to plan your houseboating trip carefully. Choosing the right boat for your group is an important part of this planning. Here are a few helpful tips to consider before booking your next escape...
Don't go too small
For instance, if there are 8 people in your group, you would be advised to perhaps look at a 12 berth vessel. This way you will have more room to move, more privacy and ensures an enjoyable experience.
Houseboating is a great way to discover the great outdoors from the comfort of your very own floating apartment. Here are some great ideas to help you get the most out of your holiday.
1. Fishing and Crabbing
Here on the Tweed River we are fortunate enough to have an abundance of fish species including flathead, bream, mangrove jack and whiting, which are all great on the BBQ with a side of chips and salad! Deep holes and mangrove hideaways are found all along the river. For tips on the best fishing spots check out Ifish Australia.
If you haven't already visited during the Cooly Rocks On festival, well then this year it is time to start! Experience the biggest 50's and 60s nostalgia festival in Australia and then kick back for a relaxing cruise along the Tweed River.
We are lucky enough to live and work in one of the best places in the world! The Southern Gold Coast is known for its sandy white beaches, laid-back lifestyle and world class events such as the Quiksilver Pro and the Cooly Rocks On Festival.