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A beautiful day on the Rous River Tumbulgum

Welcome to Classic Picnic Boat Hire
Tumbulgum Northern NSW
Self Drive – No Boat Licence Required - up to 6 people

Take a magical ride, into a world where water, birds, the sky, the earth beneath, fill your mind, and transport you to another time. On the banks of the historic village of Tumbulgum (just south of the Queensland border) your boat is waiting. Cruise up the beautiful Rous River, a tributary to the Tweed, and enter the gateway to World Heritage rain forests, abundant wildlife and spectacular views of Mount Warning. Its indigenous name is Wollumbin, or Cloud Catcher, and most days it has soft clouds swirling round its high peaks. Cruise gently up the winding, quiet river, spot the many birds, watch the fish jumping, feel the soft breeze. Stop round a quiet bend and enjoy your picnic and sip a glass of wine or a mineral water while you listen to the river’s soft song.

Ideal for romantic couples, families, grandparents and grandkids, groups of friends, girls’ day out, bird spotters, photographers anyone who would like to experience a world rarely seen.

Classic Picnic Boat Hire (the only hire boat company of this type on the Tweed River) offers their 1920s style river launch to explore the Tweed and little known Rous Rivers. Our local restaurants and cafés are happy to provide your delicious picnic fare.