Blackwood River Houseboats

Star 4.9 (20 Google reviews)
Monday to Fridays 8:30am to 4:30pm except Wednesdays Weekends by appointment only
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
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.
Speak to a local expert
Visit Website
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.



Blackwood River Houseboats

13685 Bussell Hwy, Augusta WA 6290


Star 4.9 (20 Google reviews)
Claire Stocks 16 October 2021

We just spent 3 nights on Allira and Storm with friends. Great weekend. Lots of fun. The river is peaceful & beautiful. The boats were great. We'll definitely be back! Thanks Pam & James.

Rosslyn Hood 18 November 2021

A fabulous 3days and nights on the houseboat 'River' on Blackwood River. Excellent service even through the challenge of cancelled holiday due to very accommodating.

Mr. FredoBear 21 December 2021

We just came back from spending three nights on Allira. We were somewhat unlucky with the weather as it was windy and rainy the first two nights. The last day however was beautiful and we were able to do everything we planned (kayaking, SUPing, using the dingy ect). The boat was not luxurious but it...

Teck A Choot 27 June 2021

We spent 3 nights on a weekend in April with Blackwood River Houseboats. Definitely one of our best holidays and the most memorable one! Great for the family bonding by spending days and nights together on the river, isolated from the rest of the world! Pam and James are great hosts and operators, h...

Advice from a Local

Our team of local experts are here to help plan and book your stay in the Margaret River Region.

Why travel with us?

Local Knowledge

Explore accommodation, dining, experiences & events curated by local experts with insider advice and tips along every step of your holiday planning journey.

Free Concierge Support

Available 7 days a week, 9 - 5. Our local experts can provide a full consultation and booking service free of charge.

Book Direct

We're a not-for-profit local tourism association that helps you book direct with local businesses.