About the houseboat and area.

IMAGINE 10 BERTH LUXURY ON WATER

Moored at Kia Marina, 8 kilometres upstream from Mannum, and only an hour's drive from Adelaide is : IMAGINE, a well equipped, spacious and user friendly houseboat ,with all of the features one would expect for that special holiday with family and friends.

IMAGINE features two lounges, both with TV ,video,CD and DVD players, furnished upper and rear deck and three bathrooms. Panoramic views from this easy to handle economical vessel makes the treat complete.

Features *Four Bedrooms *Rear lounge / 5th Bedroom *All bedrooms have sliding door external access *3 Bathrooms *Furnished Upper deck with large Canopy *Furnished Rear deck *Rear swim deck with access ladder *Air conditioned *Gas heated lounge *Separate Laundry *Large ice box *2 Ski Boat Hitches *6KVA Generator,started from helm *TV,VCR,DVD,and CD player in both rear and front lounges *Gourmet BBQ,Microwave and Dishwasher *Quality Furniture *Economical Twin 50 HP 4 stroke motors *Speakers to all rooms and rear deck *Rainwater on tap *Two way radio *Wheelchair accessible front and rear decks.

Conditions of Hire * Deposit: $600.00 within 7 days to confirm booking *Final Payment: Due 6 weeks prior to departure *Security Bond: $2500.00 cash, payable on day of boarding - Refunded by mail 14 days after hire, (less fuel costs, and call outs,late return,extra cleaning and damages as applicable)

*The person responsible for the hire of the boat must produce a current car or boat license *The number of persons on board must not exceed marine regulations.

*Instructions will be given on handling of the boat *Cancellations: As per Kia Marina conditions *The boat must not be driven at night *No pets,firearms,axes,chain saws,trail bikes or candles *No fuel is to be carried or decanted on board the boat *The hirer reserves the right to refuse any person or persons the use of the boat.

What we provide: *Dunas,bed linen,pillows and towels. *All cooking and kitchen utensils and tea towels *Crockery, cutlery and glassware *Glad wrap,alfoil,toilet rolls and garbage bags *Dishwashing liquid and cleaning equipment *River maps,first aid box,life jackets and safety equipment *Videos,CD's,DVD's,books and games (You may wish to bring your own favourite DVD's and CD's) What you need to bring: *Food and Drink (Ice can be arranged through Kia Marina) *Personal toiletries *Sun screen lotion *Insect repellent *Extra towels for swimming.

WHAT IS PROVIDED All boats are supplied with the following: • Linen – Sheets, Pillowcases, Bath Towels, Bath Mats, Hand Towels & Tea Towels • Quilts, Pillows, Doonas & Blankets • Cutlery & Crockery • Cooking Utensils • Drinking Water • Cleaning Equipment & Supplies - Gladwrap, Alfoil, Chux, Scourers, Paper Towel Dishwasher Tablets, Dishwashing Liquid, Garbage Bags(Large & Small) Matches • Fire Extinguishers • Life Vests and/or Buoys • First Aid Kit • Two Way Radio (UHF)

WHAT TO BRING

The following items are required to be brought by you:

  • All Food & Drink requirements
  • Personal Toiletries – Soaps, Tooth Brushes, Paste
  • CD’s, DVD, Ipod (some boats) bring fittings
  • Beach Towel/Face Washer
  • Sunhat, Sunscreen & Aeroguard

 

FOR SALE

  • Ice – Block(3.5 kg solid block) or Crushed(10 kg)
  • Worms – Small & Large - available
  • Firewood – 18 kg bag
  • Fishing Hand Reels
  • Tackle Boxes
  • Yabby Nets – Feb/March is the season

 

 

FOR HIRE

 

  • Cots
  • High Chairs
  • Children’s Life Jackets
  • Fishing Rods

 

NEXT STEP

We will contact you approximately 1 week prior to your departure to organise your bedding arrangements and boarding time.  Please liase with your crew as to their plans, so that all of your requirements are met.

At this time also, we will arrange your ice requirements for the icebox, so that we can have this organised on board the boat awaiting your arrival and ask you to present yourselves at the office upon your arrival to Kia Marina.

We stress to you the upmost importance of your arrival time, so that we may avoid any delays in giving houseboat instructions.  We ask that if you are delayed to contact us with your estimated arrival time.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any special requirements.

TRANSPORT OPTIONS
  

BRIDGE TAXI PTY LTD

BUS      5-11 SEATS      $320 ONE WAY
CAR      4 SEATS           $260 ONE WAY
 ADELAIDE TO KIA MARINA INCLUDES 1 HOUR SHOPPING
PHONE   08 8531 0555
FAX         08 8531 1533

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DES’S TAXI’S

 

BUS    SEATS 4 – 6   FEES  $ 210.00 ONE WAY
BUS    SEATS 6 – 13 FEES  $ 270.00 ONE WAY                           

1 HOUR SHOPPING $60.00

ADELAIDE AIRPORT TO KIA MARINA 

PHONE   08 8234 8011

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EZYLIFT MINIBUS

 

BUS 5-12 PASSENGERS

Each way travel to Mannum            $250.00

Waiting time for shopping               $50.00 per hour in addition to the cost of transfer
Sightseeing or winery tour               $55.00 per hour in addition to the cost of transfer
 ADELAIDE- ADELAIDE AIRPORT TO KIA MARINA

Bernhard Pohlenz

p. 0413 117 017
e. bpohlenz@ezyliftminibus.com.au
www.ezyliftminibus.com.au

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NB: All prices are subject to change

 

 

 

C & D TOURS

 

Bus 2-12 Passengers

Each way travel to Mannum                      $265.00
Waiting time for shopping                                 $60.00  Per Hour

ADELAIDE- ADELAIDE AIRPORT TO KIA MARINA

 

Chris Chancellor

 

08 8265 6877    0421 874 591

dennis@4wdtours.com.au

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BUMS ON SEATS

 

Bus 13 – 21- 24 passengers

Each way travel to Mannum               $260 With 1 hour Shopping time
Waiting time for shopping

 

ADELAIDE- ADELAIDE AIRPORT TO KIA MARINA

Paul Kinsey


0438 808 253


sales@bumsonseats.com.au
www.bumsonseats.com.au

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NB: All prices are subject to change

 

                      

 

Come Cruise'n Tours & Charter

 

Bus 13 – 21- 24 passengers                    $220 Each Way(8 people) cost varies

Each way travel to Mannum               $140 With 1 hour Shopping time
Waiting time for shopping                     $50 per hour
Trailer Hire                                            $50 each way

 

ADELAIDE- ADELAIDE AIRPORT TO KIA MARINA

Jenny or Mark

 

Ph:           (08) 8280 3475

Mobile:    0412 806 391

 

website:   www.comecruisen.com.au

email:     comecruisen@bigpond.com

 

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Come and experience the peaceful atmosphere and history of Mannum located on the mighty Murray River, just over an hours drive from Adelaide.
Mannum is recognised as the birthplace of the Murray Paddle Steamer and is the capital of Houseboating.
Kia Marina (pronounced K-I-A-H and meaning beautiful place or lady) is upstream of Mannum and is the largest inland houseboat marina in the southern hemisphere.
Visit the MANNUM DOCK MUSEUM (Ph: 08-8569 2733) and enquire on the attractions and services of the local surrounding area.  The information centre is also the home to the fully restored and operational 100-year-old paddle steamer the “PS Marion”.
Browse through the local craft and old ware shops where you can select a memento to remind you of your time in Mannum aboard a houseboat.
Before you embark on your Houseboat holiday, you may like to phone your requirements through to the following Mannum businesses or just simply call in on your way through to us.

LOVELL’S BAKERY ON THE MURRAY
Ph. (08) 8569 8138

BAKER’S SHOP MANNUM

Ph: (08) 8569 1404

Enjoy a cappuccino and a homemade pastry or cake.  These bakeries offer a large selection of cakes, pastries and breads.

MALE’S MEATS
Ph. (08) 8569 1691

Offer a large selection of meats available from chops & sausages, assorted sliced meats to speciality and marinated meats.

MANNUM GREEN IGA
Ph: (08) 8569 2406
Located in the Mannum Green Shopping complex, just as you enter into Mannum on Adelaide Road.
FOODLANDS
Ph: (08) 8569 1506

Located in the heart of Mannum.

Both these supermarkets have a great selection of produce for those of you who have travelled from afar and want to shop just before arriving at Kia Marina.

PRETORIA HOTEL
Ph. (08) 8569 1109

The hotel has houseboat moorings at the rear, on request, where you can moor for the night and treat yourselves to a meal in their bistro and maybe a flutter on the pokies.
The Pretoria Hotel also has a bottle shop where you can stock up on all your alcohol requirements for your trip.

MANNUM HOTEL
Ph. (08) 8569 1008

The owners specialise in the good old pub meal and country service.  Located at the bottom end of the main street.  They also have a well-stocked separate bottle shop.  They are happy to take your alcohol order by phone for your collection on your way through.  A separate order form is available from our office upon request.

MANNUM CLUB
Ph. (08) 8569 1010

The Mannum Club’s dining room overlooks the tranquil River Murray.  Enjoy either a meal or a drink watching the riverboats pass by.  Mooring space available on the adjacent recreation grounds.

BREEZE BOAT HIRE
Ph. 0438 802 668

Ski boats, Jet skis, Canoes, Kayaks, Dinghies and Ski gear are available.  Phone Jennie or Chris to discuss your requirements.  Conditions, Bonds and appropriate licences apply.  They can deliver to the Marina.
THE FLOATING GOURMET
Ph. (08) 8396 6907/0408 831 299
Phone Angie to take the hassle out of your catering needs.

 

MAP TO KIA 

NB: All prices are subject to change

 

DEPART / RETURN TIMES:

Depart: 1 Week : 3.00pm Monday - Return: 10.00am Monday

Depart: 1 Week : 3.00pm Friday - Return: 10.00am Friday

Depart: Mid-Week : 3.00pm Monday - Return: 10.00am Friday

Depart: Weekend : 3.00pm Friday - Return: 10.00am Monday

Depart: Long Weekend: 3.00pm Friday - Return: 10.00am Tuesday

The area

South Australia
Explore the beautiful waterways of South Australia.
Local icons
See local icons cruising the river with you.
Water vista's
Around the area , explore the magnificent water vista's.
Wide sections of river
On the houseboat , you can find wide sections of river.