Luxury Afloat Houseboats and River Cottages


Luxury Afloat Houseboats has been in operation on the Hawkesbury River since the 1950s. It has been under new family ownership and management since July 2013. They are only a 50-minute drive north of Sydney by car along the M1 or one hour by train from Central Station to the Hawkesbury River Station, Brooklyn.

Luxury Afloat’s much-loved and unique houseboats range in size from 6 to 12 berth. They are lovingly maintained by their dedicated team that prides itself on good customer service and high safety standards. Luxury Afloat star fleet boats Capricorn and Leo are specially designed to be wheelchair and disabled-friendly.

Luxury Afloat also has waterfront cottages to hire and enjoy. All cottages can only be accessed by boat and there is a range of transport options including tying up your own boat on your wharf, arriving by water taxi, or hiring your own boat for your stay.

Luxury Afloat have a wonderful staff team, who genuinely go out of their way to ensure your holiday is one to remember.


Barbeque Carpark

Internet Access

Free Wifi


Fishing Swimming

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


Leo is a great choice for families or groups of friends – sleeping up to eight people. This luxurious houseboat has two private bedrooms, large kitchen and living spaces opening onto huge decks that span both levels and a swimming pontoon at the rear so you can enjoy the river with ease. The creature comforts include a full kitchen set, tv and dvd player, Gas barbecue, reverse cycle air-conditioning and an electric anchor.

Barbecue Lounge/Dining Area

Capricorn is their biggest and most luxurious houseboat – sleeping up to 12 people in style. It has three private bedrooms, two toilets, a large kitchen, open living spaces and of course plenty of deck space on both levels to enjoy the sunshine. With so much room Capricorn feels more like a waterfront luxury apartment than a houseboat. You won’t be missing any creature comforts from home. It includes a full kitchen set, Gas Barbecue, DVD player and LED screen, reverse cycle air-conditioning and an electric anchor.

They have five Luxury Original Fleet 45’ houseboats to choose from. They all have the same floor plan and sleep up to 10 people. Full equipped kitchen, traditional wood finishing, TV and DVD player and gas Barbecue. But the main attractions are the large open decks on both levels, where you’ll want to spend most of your time relaxing and taking in the sights of the Hawkesbury River.

Henry Lawson and Nellie Melba are their two six berth houseboats. They’ve both been recently renovated with new kitchens, a full kitchen set, gas Barbecue, TV and DVD player.

Henry Lawson has been set up as their prize fishing boat, featuring plenty of rod-holders and a one metre bait board. They challenge you to catch a fish that’s too long for it! It also has a large open sundeck and Barbecue for the end of a hard day. Nellie Melba is their honeymoon boat featuring a brand-new kitchen with stone bench tops and plenty of space to relax and enjoy a romantic getaway in one of the many secluded bays on the Hawkesbury River.

The River Cottages feature private wharfs and pontoons. Luxury Afloat also hires polycraft vessels as a means of access to the cottages and for your day use. Kayaks are included in the cottages hire as is bed linen.


From AU$1000.00

Subject to change and availability

Trading Times

Check In: 10:00 am
Check Out: 3:00 pm

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