Augusta Houseboats on the Blackwood River. An iconic destination in Australia's South West, Margaret River region. Book your next floating eco-adventure on board with us today.

Blackwood River Houseboats are well appointed for family and friends groups to enjoy splendid isolation. Departing from West Bay, Augusta, the houseboats travel through the Hardy Inlet to explore a pristine wilderness. Along the way are bush walks, secret fishing spots, a bird sanctuary, unique wildflowers, river dolphins, Molloy Island and over 25 kilometres of National Park protected by a river reserve. Our base and houseboats have minimal footprint and operate completely off grid. Guests can cruise in comfort, knowing they are leaving no trace.

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  • Our business is a clean & green operation with minimal footprint. We are situated on Wadandi Boodja in Australia's South West. The Blackwood River is Western Australia's longest river and our off grid base of operation is surrounded by National Park. This unique part of Western Australia is a biodiversity hotspot, with many endemic species.

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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 silently watch and fish. It's also a great 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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  • In time with World Environment Day

    We are very pleased to announce that we have achieved ECO certification! Truly proud to have the green tick today

  • Quality Tourism Accredited Business

  • River Tales on 2 Oceans FM - P for Pe

    Listen to Pamela Winter and Beth Cummings on 2oceansFM 97.1 talk about what's going on in and along the Blackwood River. This week they talk about Pelicans and how they are very communal. Find out More!

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  • Pam Winter Talks to Alpha"Beth" on 2 OceansFM

    Exciting times up the river with the rain and wild weather. Cosy up in the houseboats with heating and insulation.

    Whales in Augusta now and Houseboats partnered with whale watch tours offering a night on board the boats and discounted whale watch tickets.

    Pam talks: Lower Blackwood Landcare and supporting farmers to restore waterways in the catchment area.

    Listen here to 5 minutes.

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  • Augusta Whale Watch River Stay

    We've partnered up with Whale Watch Western Australia to offer guests a unique opportunity.

    If you are in Augusta - we have an exclusive Whale Watch Offer available including one night on board our houseboats (moored in West Bay)- maximum 4 people and tickets to enjoy a whale watch experience, with 10% discount off your individual whale watch tickets. Email us for your whale watch ticket code to redeem your 10% off tickets and to make your river stay houseboat booking.


    EXCLUSIVE PERTH DEAL: We are also offering a Perth deal with Whale Watch WA inc: Perth Bus Transfers, Busselton Jetty, local produce tasting - wine/cheese/chocolate, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, stay aboard Blackwood River Houseboat and whale watch tour.

    Click on the Book Now below, on Augusta Humpbacks and you can make your booking.

    (One night stay is subject to availability of our houseboats and is in conjunction only with Whale Watch Western Australia).

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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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  • 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

    Our business has been set up with minimal impact to country. Our base and boats are all completely off grid, solar panels, rain water, fully sealed vessels, 0 emission motors and swing moorings with no bank access.

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

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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.

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