Blackwood River Houseboats

Star 4.6 (27 Google reviews)

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Blackwood River Houseboats

Private Marina. Appointment Only Drive: LH turn at Augusta entrance sign in 80km/hr zone. 1km in. Along the Yacht Club and biodiversity access track.
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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, Australia


Star 4.6 (27 Google reviews)
Julie Hewton 28 June 2023

We were fortunate enough to have our boat upgraded as we were on the last trip for the season. The boat was tired as was James who ensured we knew he was giving up his surfing time to do the induction on the first day,not a great welcome. We had a beautiful time out on the river and everything ran smoothly. Maybe finish the season earlier so the boat and James aren't so fed up .

terry spitz 17 March 2022

James was a great host to get us on our way smoothly. Boat was spacious (for our party of 5) and clean with great extras like the kayaks and stand up paddleboards. And the river and moorings are just gorgeous.

Robyn B. 11 December 2022

We had 4 fantastic days on a very comfortable boat with great gear & excellent instruction. Pam & James are generous, supportive hosts. A beautiful and peaceful holiday. Highly recommended. ***** 1010. Robyn & Dieter.

Nick Jenkins 27 January 2023

Did a week on the Blackwood with BRH in Jan and loved every minute of it. Peaceful, serene and comfortable. Can’t recommend enough.