Gypsea Belle

Gypsea Belle

Accommodates 12

Vessel Features:

  • 12 berth – 15m long x 6m wide
  • 3 separate bedrooms: 2 x queen, 3 doubles (2 x sofa beds) and 2 singles
  • Bed linen, pillows and doonas included, you simply need to bring (or hire from us) towels
  • Kitchen fully equipped with a large 220 litre two-door fridge, four burner gas stove, oven and grill
  • Dining room area and 2 large spacious living areas, one with a 10-in-1 games table and three large bean bags – plenty of room if the weather is inclement
  • Dual entry bathroom, shower is separate to the toilet, Second toilet upstairs
  • Ducted heating fitted
  • 48cm remote-controlled high definition LCD colour television, DVD player
  • Second TV with Built-in DVD player in lounge room upstairs
  • CD player, MP3, Bluetooth and I-Pod compatible with music piped upstairs on boats with upper deck
  • Yabbie pump and crab pot
  • Electric winch for raising and lowering the heavy anchor
  • Upstairs area accessed via internal stairs, not a ladder
  • A Webber BBQ, out-door setting, large high-quality esky*, and music can be piped up for your enjoyment.
  • Solid rails all round to protect your privacy
  • Dual driving controls, downstairs and from the upper deck, so the captain is not isolated from any activities
  • Limited 240-volt power, so that during your holiday you can operate small appliances like mobile phone chargers, nebulisers, video camera chargers, sorry – (no hairdryers)
  • Large Back Deck with rinse off shower
  • Bed linen, pillows and doonas included, you simply need to bring (or hire from us) towels

Gypsea Belle gives you the feeling of space as soon as you enter her, and with a range of onboard entertainment, she’s ideal houseboat for a family and some friends.

Twin sliding glass doors open from the lounge room onto the front deck, and her lower lounge feels large and open, with two double futons if needed.

Walking past the full kitchen and dining area through the boat to the back deck, and you’ll find a great area for the fishing, with a duck board for ease of entering and leaving the water, and a wash down shower for after your dip in the river.

Downstairs the main bedroom has a queen bed with dual access into the main bathroom. There is also a bunk room with two single beds.

Gypsea Belle is the only houseboat on the river with interior stairs which take you to the upper level – giving you access to the upper bedroom, toilet, games/living room, under cover BBQ area, front sun deck and upper driving helm. With the bi-fold doors opening the upper lounge room up onto the back deck you can enjoy the luxury of a roof for protection whilst still enjoying the outdoors.

Only houseboat on the Tweed River with ducted heating for the winter.

Gypsea Belle Lower Floor Plan
Gypsea Belle Upper Floor Plan

Peak Holiday Occasions (Payment due 90 days prior)

Charter PeriodHire Times 
Christmas 2021 7 nights Wednesday 22nd to Wednesday 29th December or Thursday 23rd to Thursday 30th December $4,100

Please note: Boarding or returning on public holidays incurs a $50 fee ie 27th Dec, 28th Dec or 4th Jan.

New Years 2021 / 2022 5 nights


New Year hires boarding Wednesday 29th December or Thursday 30th December
(depending on availability)

New Years 2021 / 2022 6 nights $3,900
New Years 2021 / 2022 7 nights $4,400
New Years 2021 / 2022 8 nights $4,800
Easter 2022 5 nights Thursday 14th to Tuesday 19th April 2022 $3,600

Fuel per engine hour* $32.00

Dinghy outboard motor hire: $95 weekend, $95 midweek, $130 week

Charter PeriodHire TimesWeekendMidweekGazetted Long WeekendWeek
NORMAL SEASON   $1,760 $1,760 $2,050 $2,750
OFF PEAK SEASON 1 May to 31 August $1,500 $1,500 $1,700 $2,150
PEAK SEASON December 1 to January 31 excl. Xmas Week & New Year Week $2,150 $2,150 $2,500 $3,300

  • Security Bond – $2,000
  • $500 deposit is required to secure booking
  • Balance of hire fee to be paid minimum of 30 days prior to departure on normal and off-peak seasons
  • For Christmas, New Year and Easter hires $1,000 deposit is required to secure booking, with balance of hire due 90 days prior to booking
  • Fuel per engine hour may vary due to fluctuating fuel prices
  • Tariffs subject to change without notice
  • Weekend – Friday afternoon to Monday 9.00am: 2 or 3 nights
  • Midweek – Monday afternoon to Friday 9.00am: 4 nights
  • Week – Monday afternoon to Monday 9.00am or Friday afternoon to Friday 9.00am: 7 nights
  • Gazetted Long Weekend – Friday afternoon to Tuesday 9.00am or Thursday afternoon to Monday 9am: 4 nights
  • A Gazetted Long Weekend occurs when there is a public holiday on the Monday or Friday
  • Returning or boarding on a public holiday may incur a fee
  • Easter: Thursday afternoon to Tuesday 9.00am: 5 nights
  • Hire Terms and Procedures
  • Doona: Eiderdowns, comforters, duvets.
  • Esky: also known as chilli-bin, cooler, ice-box to Kiwi, North American and European visitors.


Hire Terms and Procedures



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