The Blackwood River is an iconic destination for skiing, stargazing, fishing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, wildflowers and wildlife. Book your next floating, glamping adventure experience with us today.

Enjoy a uniquely West Australian, family holiday on board our well appointed houseboats! Departing from West Bay, Augusta, thehouseboats travel through the Hardy Inlet to explore the picturesque Blackwood River. Along the way are bushwalks, 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. You will cruise in total comfort, immersed in nature's finest offerings.

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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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  • 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 admin@blackwoodriverhouseboats.com.au

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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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