GoBoat Canberra


Experience Canberra from a sustainable, silent picnic boat on Lake Burley Griffin. Rent a GoBoat for a special occasion, a quiet picnic, or an outing with a group of friends.

Enjoy a unique adventure, exploring Canberra’s famous lake and all its waterside attractions from the comfort of your own Scandinavian-designed boat.

You can be your own captain, with no boat licence or previous boating experience required. Operation is simple, and the boats are powered by quiet, smooth electric motors with no exhaust or noise to worry about.

Breathe in Canberra’s fresh air , enjoy time with your favourite people, and keep the kids entertained with a self-drive GoBoat.

Take your own picnic or order some of Canberra’s great food and beverage options in advance and experience a relaxing cruise with your very own picnic table right in the boat!

With up to eight people per boat, prices are very reasonable.


Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Disabled access available Family Friendly Pet Friendly


Young couple relaxing on a boat as a duck swims past

GoBoat Canberra is an environmentally friendly, safe and fun way to explore Canberra from the water. It is the only self-drive electric boat hire company approved to operate on Lake Burley Griffin.

Boat hire includes a premium 5.35m Rand Picnic boat powered by a quiet electric Torqeedo motor, which can be steered by a tiller. The boat comes with life jackets for eight (including children), and a fixed picnic table for enjoying a snack or drink.

The responsible ‘skipper’ receives a safety briefing, maps and information either on their mobile device or physical printed paper.

A number of recommended routes are provided, giving hirers multiple options for their 1, 2, or 3 hour rental. Sights include the High Court, museums, art galleries and monuments.

The wharf location at Kingston is surrounded by some of Canberra’s best cafes and restaurants, so you can either purchase food and beverages to bring on board, or you can pre-order with your rental and GoBoat will have your picnic pack ready for your departure.


indicativePrices From $95 to $239

$95 one hour, $169 two hours, $239 three hours for an entire boat. No boat licence is required. Eight persons maximum per boat.

Trading Times

From 2017-10-01 to 2017-10-01

  • ALL Open 10:00 to 19:00

From 2017-11-01 to 2017-11-01

  • ALL Open 10:00 to 20:00

From 2018-03-01 to 2018-03-01

  • ALL Open 10:00 to 19:00

From 2018-04-01 to 2018-04-01

  • ALL Open 10:00 to 18:00
  • 2017-12-25 Closed

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