Guests    06 June 2018 08:30
We had a fabulous time. Your houseboat is well set up with the facilities including the canoes made for an excellent holiday with our sons (aged 25 and 22) and their partners. It was hard to find a houseboat that was within our budgets and needs and this was delivered for our enjoyment. We would certainly recommend your houseboat and would love to hire it again in the future.

Joel Cahill    04 June 2018 08:30
Thank you very much for allowing us to holiday on your houseboat at Easter. New Horizons is a fantastic boat, very clean and comfortable, economical and well equipped. The solar setup is brilliant and the canoes were well used. We took the boat as far as Big Bend which is absolutely stunning, especially at sunset. It was great adding extra days after Easter as it allowed us to see a different side to the river, from 'party central' during Easter with all the shacks full and speed boats and jetboats flying about, to complete serenity the next few days.

Thank you also to the staff at Kia Marina. They were all extremely helpful and friendly and provided good instructions. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment and plan to come back again some day.

Pere Bover    10 June 2013 22:30
We had a wonderful weekend in the houseboat. It was extremely nice, and the houseboat is really great!!!. And the people from Kia marina was also wonderful and kind. This was our first experience in a houseboat and I can tell you that we are looking forward to repeat!!!!!

Hugh Robinson    18 April 2012 19:05
My family and I had a very enjoyable week cruising on the Murray River in the houseboat "New Horizons". A great way to relax and appreciate all that the river has to offer in a very well equipped and comfortable houseboat.

Deanne Roberts    07 January 2011 19:05
Words can not describe New Horizons and the wonderful holiday I just had. Even took my lively 2 year old grand-daughter and the safety fencing made it much easier to relax. Kia Marina take good care of the houseboats and are very helpful about how to drive them. Thanks guys. The houseboat is very well equipped and very tastefully furnished. King size beds are so comfortable. I highly recomend New Horizons for a holiday. I felt so relaxed and refreshed. I can't wait to go back again and I will be. The perfect holiday, the perfect life. 8) :p

Deanne Roberts    20 December 2010 21:19
My husband, daughter, grand-daughter (31 months old), my mother in law and myself have just returned from a 4 night cruise on New Horizons houseboat and I can't even begin to describe how magnificent it was. The houseboat is more than well equipped and extremely safe. The solid walls around all the edges made us feel quite at ease with our grand-daughter who was constantly on the move. The moment we stepped on board it was like being in a whole different world. The bonus dingi's were magnificent and we had so much fun 'hooning' (as my daugther called it) up the river in them. The staff at Kia Marina were very helpful with good instructions prior to us leaving and the houseboat is well cared for by all of them. They are very friendly and always on hand in case of any emergency. I have waited 34 years to be able to fulfil this dream holiday and the only thing I regret is having to return the houseboat at the end of such a short time. Thankyou to the owner, Robin Carter, for allowing me to spend time on such a magnificent vessel. I highly recommend anyone looking for a relaxing holiday to take a cruise on New Horizons at Kia Marina. I will be doing it again as soon as possible and this time for a longer time. I absolutely loved it. 8) And yes Sue, I'll have it back by 10.00am....If I HAVE to, Sue know's what I'm talking about. ;)

Tony & Helen    19 December 2010 15:29
A wonderful weeks relaxation on the revitalized murray.Great boat for six people all the mod cons spacious interior could not ask for more.Thanks for the experience.

Barbara Kleszyk and    21 April 2010 07:25
We were on holiday through march 2010 and we went on your house boat for four days, 15th to 19th march:well what can I say: we had the most relaxing time, the boat was like a first class hotel with every thing you needed for your stay we only had to bring the food.the scenery was out of this world,my family had a great time on the canoo's, we did a bit of fishing, unfortunatly we never caught a thing, the sky at night was unbelielevable I only wish my camera was better as I would have liked some pictures of the stars,but never mind I got some great sunsets and sunrises, I could go on forever this was the most relaxing four days I have ever had in my life,I wanted to go on the paddle steamer but after being on your boat it was nicer to have the home comforts and watch the steamer go by,all the staff at the site were friendly and nice and there is no question about it we will be back in the future and we will recommend you to family and friends, see you in two or three years time,
yours Barbara and family

Lindall    19 April 2010 07:50
We all would like to thankyou for a fantastic hoilday we had on the boat. You both have set up the boat so well and the cleaners have done a great job to keep it looking like new. You have restored our faith in houseboating again. The kids loved the canoes and being able to take our boat added extra fun. It is good to see the water level has come up, and the fish are active again. I will send you some photos when we sort them all out, we have alot. Because we loved it so much we would like to book again for similar time next year please. Well thankyou again for having a lovely houseboat and our holiday GREAT.
regards Lindall, Graham, Kate and Hamish

Susan & Rod    29 January 2009 15:49
Another 10 wonderful days on a well maintained & managed boat with all the mod cons.
Camping in the wilderness can't get any better than this.

Karen Shemeikka    02 November 2008 13:08
Thank you for the perfect holiday, we had so much fun just not long enough.
We took 1000 photos of the gorgeous scenery,waking up to misty mornings watching the sun rise and fall each day. Noah our 15 month old grandson was safe and secure with his little lifejacket. Will be recommending to all our friends. Thanks again Karen, Mauri, Alita, Aiden and Noah.

f22 Photography Gp.    22 September 2008 15:15
Gliding along with ever-changing scenery which was non-the-less always identifiably our Murray River. A lovely houseboat with great companions; worth every cent of the hire!


Had a fabulous time, great photo opportunities and the weather was perfect. Good company and a few laughs along the way made it a memorable time! The houseboat is fantastic! Thanks, Betty

David    10 March 2008 15:57
The new photos are fantastic

David    20 September 2007 20:50
Enjoyed the weekend... great first experience on a houseboat.

Well done!

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