Blackwood River Houseboats

Star 4.5 (36 Google reviews)

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Blackwood River Houseboats

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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 4.5 (36 Google reviews)
Megan Kelly 18 March 2024

What a wonderful experience. We felt we were the only ones on the River. We all felt really comfortable on Houseboat River. We had the pleasure of seeing a couple of dolphins feeding. It did not even feel like we were on the river it was so calm. The sunsets were amazing. House Boat River definitely needs a make over though. We will be back.

Sheila Shenton 12 March 2024

Advise, not to go on the older 4 berth houseboat. It's only got one motor, which makes it challenging to steer..Whilst it was fun, we had problems with getting hot water (so had to get James out, to sort out) and one of our guests fell out the dinghy when the river was a bit choppy and there was no ladder to climb back onto the houseboat. Remaining guests had to reach down and pull the person out of the river. Fortunately no one got hurt, but definitely an OHS issue.

Terri morris 23 November 2023

My partner and I just spent 3 glorious nights on (houseboat River) Its the perfect getaway if you're looking to connect with nature and just relax and chill. The houseboat was well equipped with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and safe. Thanks to James and Pam for your kind hospitality...highly recommend

Martin Gelgyn 04 December 2023

Just returned from an absolutely wonderful four days doing very little but reading, swimming and cruising up the Blackwood River in Storm... A very comfortable and easy to skipper houseboat! Huge thanks to Pam and James for providing such an amazing operation.