Red Hill Boat rests on the traditional lands and waters of the Bunurong/Boon Wurrung people. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging.

MV ACTION 02-14 was built in 1942 for the RAAF, attached to the 20th Squadron Catalinas operating around Darwin and New Guinea in WW2.

After the war, she was a courtesy boat for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in NSW.

Then she was the boat
from which the
Tasmanian shipwreck of the
Coramba was discovered.

A story of drama, victory, royalty and adventure … ACTION is now Red Hill Boat  … a unique, luxurious B&B resting in private grounds in the heart of the wine and fine-dining district of the Mornington Peninsula.

Red Hill Boat features a number of character-filled small rooms and ‘The Queen’s Deck’, with restored original fittings and modern amenities including wi-fi, smart TV, quality bluetooth sound system, Queen-size bed (of course), electric blankets, kitchenette facilities, heating and air-conditioning,  plus an outside bath, barbecue area and outdoor fireplace.

Unique features include a relaxing shower sunken into the floor of the old engine room, while the wheelhouse boasts a working VHF radio and PA system, and the Captain’s Console simulates engines with throttle control or provides gentle sound effects to sleep by. The sumptuous saloon is perfect for a relaxing read or an engrossing cinema-like TV experience, or tune into the 1940’s radio to listen to 1940’s radio broadcasts.

There is no other B&B in the world like the Red Hill Boat.

Red Hill Boat is, well … a boat.

Although surprisingly spacious, it has small doorways, low ceilings, steps up and down and narrow walkways, making it unsuitable for the very old, the very young, the very large or the very infirm.

By booking, visiting or staying on Red Hill Boat you acknowledge that this will be a unique experience unlike staying or living in a normal house. If you have queries regarding the suitability of Red Hill Boat for your particular needs, please contact us to discuss before booking.
Red Hill Boat provides for two people only – accommodation for additional persons is not supported or allowed.
Red Hill Boat is not suitable for children of any age, at any time.
Pets are strictly prohibited.  If you have a service animal, please contact us to discuss before booking.
There is no smoking in or on any part of the boat or pier.
Parties involving more than three or four visitors are expressly prohibited.
Red Hill Boat is situated in its own private area on a family working farm, with wandering dogs and livestock. The house, shedding and land beyond the boat area bounds is strictly private property.
Check-in from 3.00pm. Check-out time is 11.00am. If you have other requirements, please discuss beforehand with your hosts.
On declared Bushfire Code Red days, Red Hill Boat is unable to accommodate any guests. This is a government requirement. It means your booking will be rebooked or refunded, and if already a guest you will be required to evacuate. A bushfire response plan is printed and accessible on-board and your hosts will attempt to give maximum assistance to you in these circumstances.

Red Hill Boat. A unique B&B experience.

“It was an incredible experience to stay in your Red Hill Boat”- Tanja

Fascinating, exciting, luxurious, relaxing.

Fit for a Queen, your Red Hill Boat experience rests amongst the abundant birdlife and occasional koalas in the heart of the Peninsula, walking distance to wineries, brewery, bars and restaurants.

There is no other B&B in the world like the Red Hill Boat.

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Red Hill Boat may be available for photography and video purposes. Pre-arrangement is required and separate rates apply. Please enquire with your hosts.