what vessels are available to hire ?
We have three 4.2mtr (5 passengers) and three 3.5mtr (4 passengers) smartwave polyethylene boats.
*weight restrictions apply.
We also have a 21' BBQ/party pontoon boat - registered for 12 passengers (max of 8 adults and 4 kids recommend).
And we have 16 kayaks, 4 of each size from double, single fishing,single adult & kids. And 6 stand up paddle boards !!
What are the vessels limits ?
All of our vessels are registed for 4E - 4 being "hire & drive" and E being operated in smooth waters only.
Is there a safety briefing before the hire ?
Yes there is a full safety briefing given on all aspects of operation,safety equipment and emergency situations
1. The paperwork for the hire contract will be filled out.
2. A full safety briefing given at the vessel.
What is the tow away boat hire rules ?
Maritime rules state that any unlicenced drivers must remain within Lake Awoonga Boating & Leisure Hire's operating area only, with an engine restricted so the engine will travel at 10 knots or less.
Tow away hirere's must let us take a copy of their current drivers licence and recreational marine drivers licence.
Vessels are registered for 4E and must only be operated in smooth waters, during daylight hours only.
Do I need a current fishing licence at Lake Awoonga ?
There is no need for a SIPS (stocked impoundment permit scheme) permit in lake Awoonga. There is also no closed barramundi season, but limit conditions apply to one barramundi min. 58cm from midday 1st November - midday 1st February. Outside of these dates you are allowed to posses a maximum of 5 barramundi (can include 1 greater than 120cm).
Is there a booking deposit ?
For the BBQ pontoon there is a $100 non refundable deposit that is payable on booking by either direct bank deposit or cash or eftpos. That then becomes part of the full hire price on the day of the hire, so if it is a full day booking the remaining balance would be $250 or for half day hire the balance is $180.
Boats and kayaks do not require a booking deposit unless the price is for multiple hire over $200. But if you don't show up for the arranged hire time within half an hour, the booking may be cancelled and depending on availability you may miss out on hiring.
Can we book accommodation through you ?
No , but you can contact the Lake Awoonga Caravan Park on 07 49750155 or their Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/LakeAwoongaCaravanPark/ or on their website