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COVID-19 Update for Blackwood River Houseboats

Blackwood River Houseboats are not available for hire until regional travel restrictions are eased. You can purchase a Gift Voucher or make a tentative booking inquiry. Stay safe and well.

Blackwood River Houseboats

Monday to Fridays 8:30am to 4:30pm except Wednesdays Weekends by appointment only
13685 Bussell Hwy, Augusta WA 6290
Private Marina, your appointment is helpful. So sorry, not suitable for selfies. Drive: 1st LH turn at Augusta entrance sign in 80km/hr zone. 1km in. Along the Yacht Club and biodiversity access track.
  • BBQ area
  • BYO
  • GIft Vouchers Available
  • Heating
  • Linen Provided
  • Meals Available
  • No Pets
  • Outdoor seating (beer garden, alfresco)
  • Parking
  • Self-contained
  • Toilet
  • Water
  • Fishing & Boating
    Fishing & Boating
  • Open for Business
    Open for Business

Hire a houseboat on the Blackwood River, the longest river in Australia's South West. Reflect, recharge & relax in pristine national park with breathtaking biodiversity. Blackwood River Houseboats are ideal for private cruising with families and friends. There are 4 different sized houseboats to choose from or hire all 4 and dinghy between them. No skippers ticket required.

The environment is at the very heart with fully sealed vessels, emission-free 4 strokes, off-grid marina & solar power with 17 swing moorings throughout the area of operation. Everything is designed for the lightest possible footprint.

Blackwood River Houseboats are fully self-contained.   They do houseboat, linen and dinghy.  You bring food, drinks and fishing gear.  OK, you can add catered and skippered options, if you like.

No Skippers ticket is required for self-drive, with a full induction on arrival.  This is a practical adventure and suitable if you are an experienced, confident driver who loves the great outdoors.  Rest assured, the team has over 50 years experience in charters and training.

Houseboats have top, rear and front decks with a self-contained galley kitchen, 240ltr fridge/freezer, gas hotplate/ovens, crockery & cutlery.  All top decks have shade, rear decks with bbq & ladders & front deck covers.  Wet areas have hot showers and normal flush toilets.  There's iceboxes outside and heaters inside.  Ask about kayaks and paddleboards, the team are only too happy to help.

You'll be given advice on fishing spots, swimming, secret kayaking spots, bush walks and the best itinerary for your stay.

Blackwood River Houseboats was awarded in the Environmental Excellence category in the 2018 Telstra Business Awards and further highly commended for being Environmental Champions in the community.

Pam and James look forward to welcoming guests on board their beautifully appointed houseboats and hope you enjoy your stay on the mighty Blackwood River.

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Google Reviews

07
May
2019
We just returned from an amazing 3 nights on board Allira. The facilities on board were adequate for the 6 of us with a well equipped kitchen. The beds were comfortable with plenty of bedding to keep us warm. Waking up in the morning in the middle of the Blackwood River is something everyone should do - simply breath-taking. Pam and James were excellent! 5 star service! Thank You! Shirley Harrison
15
Aug
2018
We had a 3 night stay on Storm in July this year. It was a lovely peaceful venture. We even had a storm one day, but the river is so sheltered that the boat remained calm throughout . If you are looking for a different type of holiday then try a houseboat. It was certainly worth the venture. Managed to get plenty of walks through the bush and even had a chauffeur driven trip to a winery for lunch. We would definitely do this again and recommend it to anyone. Thanks Blackwood River Houseboats. My Tablet
28
Dec
2017
Augusta is the most charming town we've ever visited in WA. Blackwood River Houseboats was a truly enjoyable holiday for us. Houseboat snug and comfy with all the facilities. Pam and James extremely helpful and welcoming. Lovely trip, lovely people. Jennifer Raymond
26
Apr
2015
Many thanks Pam and James - all five of us used the same description which is "Well, that was brilliant." We are hoping to make it an annual event. You were helpful from first contact and on arrival we were met with your professional but friendly manner. The houseboat was clean and nicely presented and fully equipped and it was great having both inside and outdoor cooking choice. I usually do as little as necessary when it comes to meals but it was a pleasure cooking outdoors for four hungry men with the million dollar view that I had. Even the last day with weather overcast and windy, it didn't come near to dampening our enthusiasm. Warm as toast indoors, meals were cooked in the full size stove and we continued to enjoy the scenery through the large viewing windows. We all had a wonderful time and on behalf of Dennis, Carl, Troy and Tim I thank you, Trish Haley. Dennis Haley
13
Jul
2011
Awesome time on the Blackwood!!! What a way to spend a holiday than on the river, chilling out with the great local wine and food in my fridge! Vanessa Bradshaw
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