Cruise the Magnificent Lakes and Rivers of Mallacoota aboard the historic M.V. Loch-Ard Circa 1910

Eagle photos courtesy of Janet Hubbard

The best way to see the beautiful scenery of Mallacoota and surrounding areas is aboard the m.v. loch-ard

• Lake Cruises • Scenic Cruises • ECO TOURS • Bird Watching • Guided Walks • Picnics • Private Charters • BUSH WALKERS TRANSFERS FOR Nadgee WILDERNESS • COACH TOURS FROM Gypsy Point



The M.V. Loch-Ard was first built in Melbourne in the early 1900's. It was built from Tasmanian Huon Pine and Kauri. The boat operated as a passenger ferry for a short time and was then shipped to Lakes Entrance where it delighted many holidaymakers with cruises around Lakes Entrance. It was also used to carry guests to the Maranui Guest House. In between coming to Mallacoota in the 70's it had its top removed and was used as a netting boat at lakes entrance. The boat came to Mallacoota via the sea, traveling out of the bar at Lakes Entrance and twelve hours later entering the bar at Mallacoota, After some thirty years of operating in Mallacoota the Loch-Ard was in need of some TLC and has been completely restored the boat it should now be good for at least another 90 years!

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Mallacoota Barbie Boats

Hire & Drive, No License Required, Hourly, Half Day & Full Day Hire.

The perfect way to see the beautiful lakes and scenery of Mallacoota. Hiring a Barbie Boat for your family or a group of friends is easy. There is NO License required you simply just HIRE & DRIVE. Our Barbie Boats are designed for a great day, making life simple with all the basic features including a Gas BBQ, Comfy Seats and Storage.

Our boats are easy to drive and makes crusing around the lakes of Mallacoota even more enjoyable. Get in touch today to discuss our hire options and rates.