Conditions of Hire
BOOKINGS: Driver must be 25 or over and holder
of a current motor vehicle drivers licence. A deposit of $1000 is
required (direct deposit, cash or credit card) within 7 days of booking
to confirm your reservation. The balance of hire charges are payable 30
days prior to departure.
WHERE YOU CAN GO: See the location map for the
limits of the hire area. You can take the boat throughout the reaches of
Middle Harbour which includes between Roseville Bridge and the Spit
SECURITY BOND: In addition to the hiring
charge a minimum bond of $1000 is payable 2 days prior to the time of
hire (direct deposit or credit card). An increased bond is payable in
the case of young adult groups and groups comprising all males or all
female people. The bond is the hirer's guarantee that terms and
conditions will be adhered to and the $1,000 will be forfeited if terms
and conditions of hire are breached.
THE HIRE: Middle Harbour Houseboats reserves
the right to prevent the rented vessel to be moved from the secure
mooring on which it is situated, subject to weather conditions
prevailing and forecasted.
AGE: No boat licence is required however
signatures to the Hire Agreement must be of legal age & responsible
people. Houseboat driver must be 25 or over and holder of a current
motor vehicle drivers licence.
CANCELLATIONS: The deposit less $150
cancellation fee will be returned if the operators are notified at least
30 days prior to the hire period, or within this period only if the
operators are able to relet the boat for the full hire period.
FIREARMS & PETS: Are not permitted on board or
in the National Parks.
NO.OF PASSENGERS: Maximum sleeping overnight 8
persons. Licenced for maximum 12 persons at any
FUEL & GAS: We do not charge extra for fuel &
LINEN: Doonas & Pillows are provided. Please
provide your own sheets/pillow cases & towels.
CLEANING: We do not charge a cleaning fee, we
ask that you be considerate when leaving the boat.
THE LETTING: Is made on the understanding that
the houseboat is placed at the disposal of the hirer on the date
specified. In the event that the owners are unable to do so, due to
mechanical failure or circumstances beyond their control, the deposit
will be refunded in full. The hirer shall have no claim on any account
against the owners.
LATE ARRIVALS: Any hirer who does not take the
houseboat within 24 hours of the time booked automatically forfeits the
booking deposit. The houseboat will then be re-hired unless prior
arrangements have been made with the management.
PARKING: Ample parking is available in Tunks
Park car park and in surrounding streets.
HIRE CHARGES: Hire charges and the terms and
conditions are subject to change without notice. Payment of the deposit
will secure the hire rate for the period booked.
GST: GST is not applicable in the hire of the
INSURANCE: The boat is fully insured with a
marine policy. The limit of the hirer's liability (provided the terms of
the hire contract are kept) is $1000.00
LATE RETURNS: To ensure your houseboat is
ready on time for its next hire, late returns are charged a penalty fee
of $100/hour to cover standby labour costs & loss of hire time for the
HIRE BRIEF: On boarding the houseboat you will
be given a complete run down on how to operate the vessel & its
equipment. You will be taken for a short drive to learn how to steer the
boat, if required. A "Welcome Aboard" (reference manual) will be on hand
with details for operating the equipment. Maps and suggested anchoring
locations/activities and areas of operation of the houseboat will also