Holiday house, Bed & Breakfast, Guest house
Just a short two hour drive from Adelaide, Portee Station is in Outback country, 10 minutes from the river town of Blanchetown, within easy reach of Adelaide by car, or perhaps you prefer light aircraft... if so, Portee has its own EYRE strip, named in memory of the early explorer Edward
John Eyre whose home at Moorunde in 1841 was in sight of the windsock.
Portee Station Homestead provides guests a historic outback riverstay experience.
We offer two types of accommodation:-
Bed only, self cater for sole occupancy, couples or small groups not wishing to hire the entire homestead.
Exclusive hire of Portee Station Homestead. Self cater in our commercial kitchen or bbq facilities for special occasions or holidays with family and friends. We have a dining area to seat twenty and facilities to enable outdoor eating.
Great for small business training, weddings, birthday celebrations, conferences or work dinner functions for up to 20 persons
The homestead, built in 1873 on the floodplain of the River Murray, is in the wetlands, allowing the abundant bird life that inhabit the slow flowing stream and age old river gums to provide an educational experience in a unique, tranquil, and restful setting.
The Murray River fronts the property and the homestead has a private (Portee) creek surrounded by wetlands.
The development of Portee as a tourist destination provides guests with "experience" opportunities, combined with comfortable accommodation, and country style meals.
Experience real life on an "Outback Australian" Homestead. Do as much or as little as you like
This was truly one of the highlights of our trip to Australia. You made us feel like a part of your family.
(Davy and Mary Kay Hino, San Franciso, California. U.S.A.)
Your property, the dreamland like nature around, the incredible light, the wildlife, together with your personalities, opened the door a little bit for us to look behind the curtain into what dreamland might be.
(Marlis and Karsten Kuhn, Berlin, Germany)
Within easy reach of Barossa & Clare Valley wine regions, and River Murray towns for day trips off the property.
Portee is steeped in history, being amongst the one of the earliest areas settled in South Australia outside the city of Adelaide.
View the Southern Hairy Nosed wombat, kangroos,emus, pelicans, goanas, echidnas in their native habitat.
Adult retreat, Birdwatching, Bushwalking & wilderness, Canoeing & Kayaking, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Executive rental, Family Friendly, Great view, Honeymoon, Luxury, One Night Bookings Welcome, Romantic getaway, Waterfront, Wedding venue
Air conditioning, Bar, Bath, BBQ, BBQ - Gas, Books/Magazines Supplied, Business Centre, CD Player, Conference facilities, Continental Breakfast Available, Cooked Breakfast Available, Ensuite, Faxing Facilities, Ferry nearby, Hair dryer, Heaters provided, Internet access, Laundry facilities, Linen supplied, Massage, Meeting/Banquet facilities, No smoking, Pets not allowed, Tea/Coffee Making Facilities, Telephone, Television, Undercover or off street parking, Wheelchair accessible facilities
Canoeing & Kayaking
Guests welcome to bring their own canoe/kayak, Located on waterfront, Less than 5 minutes drive to water
Games/videos for children between 5 and 12 available
Rooms and rates
Accommodation & Continental Breakfast
Twin Share $75 pp
Sole Occupancy $100 pp
Dinner, accommodation & breakfast
Twin Share $125 pp
Single Occupancy $150 pp
Full Day - incl. meals & accommodation
Twin Share $150 pp
Single Occupancy $175 pp
Surcharge - Dec. 20 to Jan 2
Single component add-ons per person
Tour on Portee $77
Maids Room(sleeps 2): 1 queen bed