An eco adventure river cruise. Stay in pristine Margaret River Region.

Blackwood River Houseboats is an eco-friendly business, based in Augusta WA, Australia's South West.

Pam Winter and James Austin moved to secluded West Bay to establish the business in 2001. The unique location is adjacent to National Parks and local bio-diversity hotspot. "We wanted to build a clean and green operation with the lightest footprint possible and every aspect of the business reflects that. Base is off-grid, impact is negligible, vessels are fully sealed with low emission 4 stroke outboards."

The houseboats are named after their children. This personal touch follows through to the personal care taken when preparing your houseboat holiday, "our kids grew up here and we love to share it our guests."

We believe in enjoying the outdoors, recharging your batteries and getting back to nature in comfort. All our boats have top decks with shade, a fully equipped galley kitchen, flushing toilet, heated shower, cabin heating, 100% cotton Sheridan sheets, beach towels, bow & stern decks, BBQ and fish scaling station.

We want our guests to have the full river experience so we include extras such as kayaks, stand up paddle boards and a motorized dinghy. When you book we advise contacts for bespoke tours and you will find local interest, bird spotting and orchid books on board.

Cruise, fish and relax aboard one of our beautifully appointed house boats.

The lower Blackwood River is an iconic location for fishing, bird watching, kayaking, wildflowers and wildlife. Book your next eco adventure holiday with us now.

All our boats come with a powered dinghy, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and life jackets for children - all upon request. Just pack your food, drink, fishing rods and adventurous spirit.

Blackwood River, Augusta Houseboats, Area of Operation

Download the map below to see the houseboat moorings and area of operation for houseboats on the Blackwood River. Alexandra Bridge is the farthest you can travel. Our area of operations has minimal impact on the environment with swing moorings and no bank access.

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Environmental Excellence

We built our business as a clean, green and sustainable operation, with minimal footprint. We are located on Western Australia's longest river, the mighty Blackwood River, which is on Wadandi Boodja (Country). All our boats and base are completely off grid. Solar panels for power, rain water, fully sealed vessels for sulage and service, 0 emission motors, and minimal impact swing moorings with no bank access.

Ultimate Relaxation

With no disruptions, a houseboat holiday is the perfect place to get away from it all. Perhaps all you are after is a break from the bustle? The Blackwood is the best place to listen to nothing but the sound of the water, the many different bird calls and the surrounding trees on the banks of the river. So wind down and tune out & wine and dine your way down the river!

Family holidays in a unique location

The Blackwood River is for the whole family. If you are after adventure, you won't be disappointed. Water sports such as fishing, kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding are plentiful. Or perhaps you are after a more tranquil adventure, bird watching, relaxing, photography, wine and dining.