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Blackwood River Houseboats


Hire a houseboat on the Blackwood RIver, the longest river in Australia's South West. Easy to drive with full Instructions on arrival. You get to be the captain. Reflect-recharge-relax on board our well appointed houseboats. Play all day on the river and float off to sleep each night. Houseboats are fully self co... view more info


Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 to 4pm


Think floating, outdoor eco-adventure with comforts. Great for families, couples and friend groups. A perfect, pristine location for your private celebrations and family get togethers. Top, front & back decks, quality linen, a dinghy, kayaks, stand up boards, galley kitchen, bbq's, hot showers, comfy beds after a day of fun and adventure on the river.

Depart from our private marina in Westbay. Cruise through Hardy Inlet surrounded by wild bird flocks, snap the local dolphin pod that live wild in the river, bush walk, fish, see the bird sanctuary, unique wildflowers, uber-private Molloy Island, discover secret kayaking spots and float along 25 kms of National Park protected by a river reserve.

Your cruise will take you on a round trip to historic Alexandra Bridge and return. Base has loads of free, secure parking for cars, boats & caravans so you have peace of mind up the river. You can add a winery tour from mooring 17 or boat in to the Colour Patch jetty at the rivermouth, Self contained or catered options are all available

All our operations, vessels, moorings and Base are designed with the lightest possible footprint. Houseboat Base has been off grid for 19 years. We generate our own solar power and harvest our own rainwater. Anchors are not used for mooring up. The swing moorings mean there's no damage to the river banks or river bed and other river craft use them so its less impact all round! Our vessels create little wake, they are fully sealed and we have a strict "All Decks. Nothing Overboard" policy.

We supply the fully self contained houseboat with all your linen and a motorised dinghy. You supply all food, drinks and fishing gear. We have kayaks and stand up paddle boards for guests use.

Cancellation Policy

We understand plans can change, so here are our conditions and policies

Deposits are non-refundable.
Hire balance is due 1 month prior to arrival
Hirers are under Department of Transport Rules and Regulations.
Hirers are responsible for the all safety of all passengers on board.


13685 Bussell Highway Augusta WA


13685 Bussell Hwy Augusta WA 6290

DIRECTIONS: 1st LH turn at the Augusta Entrance Sign in the 80-km/hr zone>Yacht club and Donovan St Bushland access track for recreation and nature lovers.

GPS: @-34.296671,115.1553

PRIVATE MARINA. Houseboat Base is not suitable for Selfies. An appointment is helpful and feel free to call us at the gate. We are Based on-site



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