Get ready to experience unparalleled luxury on the Murray River! We’ve included everything you’ll need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay, from top-notch appliances and entertainment systems to plush bedding and essential amenities. This page details exactly what’s included onboard, from fully-equipped kitchen essentials to personal care items in your stateroom. We’ve even highlighted a few things to bring along to make your trip truly unforgettable. Let the adventure begin!

Special VIP Riverdream Boatel Guests

We have listed some basics to ensure your journey is more comfortable:


  • basic air fryer
  • slow cooker
  • Rice cooker
  • Magic Bullet
  • Vitamiser
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Sandwich Maker
  • Rancillio Coffee Machine with electric grinder
  • Nespresso Machine


You are very welcome to bring any appliance you wish..

Many guests bring a cocktail vitamiser if they plan to make lots of yummy cocktails on the bar…

There is a blue ray/DVD player in the top shelf of the pantry.


What’s included:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Tea towels
  • Aluminium foil
  • Glad wrap
  • Baking Paper
  • 2 x First aid kits
  • Fine linen & bedding
  • All towels
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Body conditioner
  • Soap
  • Fly spray
  • Insect spray
  • Rubbish bags
  • Kitchen tidy bags
  • Pepper and salt
  • White tablecloths
  • Paper serviettes


Some organic teas are supplied however – you will need to bring your favourite tea.



  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Kitchen sponges etc.
  • All plates, wine glasses, saucepans, knives & forks, utensils
  • 3 Camp ovens – Please clean properly and season for next guests. You will find these underneath aft stairs.
  • Camp oven cookbook to plan a great Campfire Cook off
  • Aluminium trays for cooking on barbeque (roasts are perfectly cooked here). 6 burner barbeque with hood.
  • The Barbeque is superb for cooking many meals on the alfresco deck.


Washing machine

  • Washing machine is located on the outside of the vessel on the starboard side near the aft deck.
  • Washing machine powder and fabric softner
  • Pegs and clothes hanging horses



  • Personal Heating and air conditioning units
  • Television with Netflix, Foxtel
  • Spotify
  • Free Wi-Fi (Password ‘boatel01’)
  • Warm Velvet Blanket
  • Doona
  • Bespoke Sheets, pillows, pillow cases.
  • Floor to ceiling electric blinds on windows
  • Personal Safe
  • Walk in robe, coat hangers
  • Suitcase stand.



  • All Linen, towels, bathmats
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Body Soap & Body Moisturiser
  • Hairdryer
  • Plenty of toilet rolls – please do not flush items down toilet
  • Items blocking toilet system will incur a charge to your crew for plumbers on call and flush out of black water.


You will need to bring:

  • Sugar
  • Tomato sauce and condiments
  • Beach towels
  • Personal bathroom amenities
  • Clothing
  • Water toys
  • Camera
  • Tea bags
  • Coffee beans
  • Nespresso pods
  • Bottles of fresh water



Please order 8 bags of crushed ice for eskies on alfresco deck.

Crushed ice is available at the Boatel mooring at Bruce’s Bend Marina @ $6 per bag.

Please put your pre-order in with Cheryl or ask Paul or Rob to supply ice to you on the day.

Ice will be charged to you at the end of your stay and deducted from your bond. Your bond will be returned to you into your nominated account within 21 days of departure.

Rob Neal – River Dream Boatel Manager and Welcome staff 0422 253 884 or

Marina phone number is (03) 5002 9033 to order in advance.


Coffee Machines

There are 3 different coffee machines on board.

The Miele machine in the kitchen wall is obsolete however I am waiting to reconfigure the kitchen in the future to replace. – There are two other coffee machines on board.


Rancillio Coffee Machine

There is a new Rancillio Coffee Machine next to the fridge. This take coffee beans.

There is an automatic coffee grinder next to it.


Nespresso Machine

There is a Nespresso Machine under the kitchen bench. Please bring Nespresso Coffee pods


What we do not supply:

We do not supply cooking oil or sugar (sorry)

Please also bring suntan lotion and hats, aeroguard


Grey and Black Water

(please note, we advise not to use the washing machine regularly as this will fill up the grey water quickly. Remember this is a boat and the vessel has adequate tanks if users use sensibly and not overdo it.

The same goes for ‘black water’ sewerage. There are 6 toilets on board. Please try to use half flush and try to refrain from overuse. There are two black water tanks (sewerage). Tanks will last for 10 days with 10 people on board if used sensibly.

If toilet flushing is excessive then the tanks will fill and we will need to organise to pilot to empty the tanks for you (at an extra cost to you). Also if tanks get full this may cause an odour and become uncomfortable.

Please call Cheryl at any time if this happens and I will give you directions of what to do depending on the circumstances and where you are on the river. My phone number is 0488 004 677 and I am available at all times.


Personal Watercraft

You are welcome to bring fishing boats, ski boats, jet ski’s stand up boards, extra kayaks.

Please note that we supply 2 fishing kayaks free of charge for your convenience

Extra personal lifejackets for your craft are essential and are your responsibility


Fishing Equipment

We have equipped Riverdream Boatel with some basic fishing gear which you will find underneath the aft stairs of the vessel. Please advise Cheryl if there is anything missing or if you lose anything please let me know so as I can replace ready for the next guest. We work on an honesty system.

  • 3 hand held lines (basic)
  • Hooks, sinkers, lures
  • Fishing box



Murray River Access book of maps. – includes Wemen, Colignan, Kings Billabong, Gol Gol, Buronga, Mildura.

Murray Charts (Book)


Reading Nook

There is a reading nook underneath the stairs at the bow of the vessel. It is filled with books of all kinds and games. There are two arm chairs that you may sit to relax and have some space to yourself.


Massage Table:

There is a massage table downstairs underneath the staircase. You may book a spa treatment with Louise however Louise will need plenty of notice (weeks in advance) to book in her incredible treatments. 1 hour on board treatments including full facial and body massage with exquisite products is $185. Please notify Cheryl if you are wanting to book treatments in advance on 0488 550 774. Dedicated mooring spots with access to the river by road will need to be planned for Treatments to be experienced on board. I.e.: Mildura Riverfront, Gol Gol Boat Ramp, Trentham Estate Winery.

Hot August Night
3 nights – up to 10 guests