1)Who will be the Captain of
our Houseboat on the cruise?
2)Will we get a training cruise?
3) If we arrive in Adelaide by air, bus or train how can we
get to Mannum?
4) How far in advance do I have to make the
5) Can we pay for our holiday by credit card?
6)What will be the fuel cost to run our holiday houseboat?
7)What will we need to bring along with us on the cruise?
8) How far can we go on our holiday?
9) Will we have to refuel while we are away?
10) What fish will we be able to catch?
11)Can we swim in the river?
(1A) You will be the Captain
of your 'own' AURORA HOUSEBOAT, but we don't just put you on her and
expect you to just 'take her away'.
(2A) Yes, we give all of our guests a training cruise.
You will be taken to a nearby beach to practice parking your houseboat
on the beach. After you have done that successfully we will teach you
how to safely leave the beach, and all of the necessary river etiquette
like how to pass the cross river ferries you will come across on your
(3A) We will be happy to arrange a package for your
Astra Nova holiday cruise including transfers from Adelaide to Mannum
and return to your accommodation or to your point of departure in
(4A) Houseboats are booked well in advance. To ensure
you get the cruise dates you want, try to make your booking at least
three months in advance. For holidays at Christmas and Easter you will
need to get in even earlier.
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Yes, we accept Visa card and MasterCard
(6A) ASTRA NOVA is powered by two economical MerCruiser
diesel engines. Fuel for these will be about $11 per hour.
(7A) All you need to bring is food, drinks and personal
items. Everything else is provided for your holiday, so just come on
board and enjoy yourself.
(8A) Your houseboat will cruise along comfortably at
about 6-10 km/hour and you will probably find traveling for about 5 to
6 hours a day will be easy going. There are distance markers along the
bank to keep you located. You will be able to follow your trip in the
'Murray River Pilot' book which is on board for your information.
(9A) Your Astra Nova houseboat will be fueled up
with enough fuel for more than 10 days travel so you won't need to
(10A) With a bit of luck you may land a prized Murray
Cod, or a very tasty Collop for supper.
(11A) Yes the Murray River is perfectly safe to swim