The Augusta Houseboats on the Blackwood River is an iconic destination in the Margaret River region, Australia's South West. Come and  fish, kayak, stand up paddle board, bush walk, spot wildflowers and birdlife. Book your next floating, glamping adventure experience on board with us today.

A uniquely West Australian, family holiday on board our well appointed houseboats! You will depart from West Bay, Augusta. the houseboats travel through the Hardy Inlet to explore the picturesque Blackwood River. Along the way are bush walks, secret fishing spots, a bird sanctuary, unique wildflowers, wild river dolphins, uber-private Molloy Island and over 25 kilometres of National Park protected by a river reserve. Cruise in total comfort, get away from the hassel and rock your boat to sleep at the end of the day.

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  • Water sports are very popular on the Blackwood River including kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP'ing), fishing, jet ski and waterskiing. There's a designated water ski area on the lower Blackwood.

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  • Augusta boasts some of the best kitesurfing in the world. If boating and kiting is your thing, you have the opportunity to launch your kite from your houseboat to the river mouth.

  • Stand up paddle boarding is a great way to explore the Blackwood River and do a bit of bird watching. It's also a good way to get your core fit and strong!

  • The Blackwood River is a biodiversity hotspot, making it the perfect place to relax and explore. Take a walk along the banks, and discover the different orchid varieties in Spring or watch the many different types of birds which flock to the area. Whale watching is a popular winter activity as the giants of the ocean make their annual migration.

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  • Pam on 2OceansFM

    Ever wondered why our boats are named Allira, Storm and River? Find out in this 2OceansFM Augusta Community Radio interview with owner Pamela Winter.

    Pam will be a regular on 2 Oceans FM on Tuesday afternoons talking about the goings on, on the Blackwood River. You can listen live here:

    Listen to her 5 minute interview.

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    We are offering anyone who makes a booking in May, June or July a 10% DISCOUNT off all available houseboats PLUS the chance to win a FREE HOUSEBOAT HOLIDAY on board our 6 berth Houseboat Storm (valued at $1,900).

    To enter to win our HOUSEBOAT HOLIDAY -

    1. Make a booking on any Blackwood River houseboat in May, June or July.
    2. Tell us in 25 words or less why you should win a houseboat holiday.
    (Email: or on Facebook:

    WINNER will be announced 2nd August, 2019 4pm. Entrants for houseboat holiday must have a booking in May, June or July 2019. Holiday must be taken based on availabilities and not during peak times. Holiday is for 6 people for 3 nights - at least 2 people must be over 21 years of age. 10% booking discount only applies to new bookings in May, June and July. Please quote 10% OFFER when making a booking.


  • Rediscover Augusta. Tourism and Houseboat video!

    Great video captured by the Augusta Margaret River Tourism Board showcasing all the wonderful things to do in and around Augusta, including taking a houseboat up the Blackwood River. We had a great time shooting this video, thank you for visiting us!

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  • 2018 MRCCI Telstra Business Awards – Environmental Excellence plus Micro & Magnificent

  • Watch this wonderful video which captures a holiday on board one of our houseboats

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  • Bespoke Wine Tours

    We can arrange bespoke wine tours to surrounding wineries, including Glenarty Road (home of Kerfuffle Wines), Hamelin Bay Wines including drop off and pick up back to your boat. Just ask at time of booking or email us

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  • Spring is orchid time

    Take a self-guided bush walk and discover the many different types of orchids. You'll be impressed by what you find in this biodiversity hotspot.

    Ask us more about SW wildflowers