cruise-fish-relax aboard our beautifully appointed houseboats on the Blackwood River – Augusta
Long Weekend up the River - Top Deck Shade on all Houseboats

FAQ

Blackwood Houseboats – Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a skippers ticket?

What qualification do I need?

Is it easy to drive?

Is is safe?

Am I contactable?

Where can I go?

Where do I stop?

What if my group has 2 houseboats?

May I moor in town?

What if I run out of supplies?

What do I bring?

What is there to do?

Where do I leave my car?

What if I arrive late?

Fuel

The dinghy

Water

Power

Blackwood River Fishing

 


Do I need a skippers ticket?

No.

What qualification do I need?

A current Drivers Licence

 

Is it easy to drive?

Yes. Controls are simply forward/reverse. Speed is governed.

Is it safe?

Yes. The lesson is supervised and practical with an approved Safety
brief. Safety equipment is on-board along with First Aid Kits.

Am I contactable?

Yes. 2-way radio (next G phones have reception on the river)

Where can I go?

30km of pristine National Park up to Alexandra Bridge

Where do I stop?

You will moor up at any of our hand picked Moorings.

Houseboats do not tie off to the banks.

What if my group has 2 houseboats?

Some moorings are close together for this purpose

May I moor in town?

In the dinghy only. Houseboats are not permitted at the town jetty

What if I run out of supplies?

Molloy Caravan Park has a small kiosk for bait, fuel, and basic
grocery items. We also offer a delivery service for a $20.00 surcharge.

What do I bring?

Fishing gear, food, drinks, bathers, dvd’s, music, binoculars, books & sunscreen

What is there to do?

Fish, bushwalk, swim, bird-watch, star-gaze, wildflowers or crabs in-season

Where do I leave my car?

Base has ample secure parking

What if I arrive late?

4pm is the cut off to get you up the river. You will moor on the jetty or at Westbay mooring & receive your lesson the following morning

Fuel

Houseboats tanks are full at commencement of hire. Costs are calculated at $20 per engine hour (not per engine). Average trip is approximately six hours.

The Dinghy

Safety – Oars are onboard. Use the lifejackets

Instructions – are included in the lesson

Fuel – ULP. Full to begin. Get more from Molloy Caravan Park

Water

Drinking – houseboats carry 1000 ltrs drinking water for all uses
(2000 ltrs on houseboat Allira)

Usage – All water is stored on board. Conservative use will give you
3 – 4 days then you must return to Base for servicing.

Power

Solar with battery backup. Give your

hair a holiday and leave your hairdryer at home!

Blackwood River Fishing

King George Whiting, black bream, tailor, mullett, crabs in season