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Portee Station Homestead

Bedrooms 8
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Portee is steeped in history, being amongst the one of the earliest areas settled in South Australia outside the city of Adelaide.

Situated in outback country. Portee is an easy 2 hour drive or 1/2hr flight from Adelaide. Portee has its own air strip named in honour of Edward John Eyre, an early South Australian Explorer.

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 creek and age old river gums to provide a unique experience in a tranquil and restful setting.

The Murray River fronts the property and the homestead has a private (Portee) creek surrounded by wetlands.

The perfect retreat for holidays, weddings, bucks and hens parties, birthday celebrations,

spiritual gatherings, business training and team building, carers and carer recipients.

The homestead offers exclusive hire of the homestead and surrounding property.

Self cater accommodation or contract caterers can be organised.

Portee is managed as a shining example of nature based tourism.

Great accommodation for kayak, watersport, bushwalking and wildlife enthusiasts.

Exclusive Hire of Portee Station Homestead

Self cater in our full 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.

Venue for Spiritual or Carers Retreat. Ideal for a spiritual retreat to allow time for

reflection, prayer or meditation.

Ultimate respite retreat for carers and carer recipients, for relaxing and convalescence.

Venue for Weddings Or Special Occasions. A perfect setting for true Aussie weddings, bucks or hens show, birthday celebrations or any other special occasions to make your day an unforgettable experience.

Business meetings, conferences and training facility.

Ideal for small Corporate conferences, training and team building

History Of Portee Station Homestead

First settled in 1841, Moorundie the area that we now call Sandy Beach, is the site of the home of explorer Edward John Eyre, who was given the job of Protector of the Aborigines. Due to the sandbars at that point in the river it became a place to cross the river on the road to Sydney, eventually developed into the bustling township of Sturt, with a Police Station and Army Barracks, until a flood washed it away in 1870 and the town was moved to it’s present day site of Blanchetown. Portee Station now encompasses tourism for international and domestic guests.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017


Blanchetown Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests
  • winery tours


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Portee Station Homestead
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful Homestead to Share with Friends & Family

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year in a row that we've stayed at Portee station! We absolutely loved it..the big communal lounge/dining room. Its great that every room has it's own bathroom too. Our kids loved the freedom of the outdoors that the homestead has to offer & then the bonfire underneath the stars just topped off a wonderful weekend away. We will most definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Wonderful - exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Portee with 3 other couples and 9 children. The host were friendly and generous with their time. The house easily catered for our need for space, privacy and equipment. Each bedroom having its own ensuite was a lovely luxury. The beds and linen were of very good quality. The setting on the creek, the garden, the shearing shed games room and Max the visiting kelpie made our stay perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Wonderful experience

  • 4 of 5

We had a family reunion over Christmas and our stay was perfect.Had everything we needed. Loved the peace and quiet, the wild life and Max the wonder dog.We stayed for 5 days and didn,t want to leave. Our ages ranged from 63 to 1 year and we all enjoyed our stay.I would recommend it to everyone!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Murray River





  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 22 guests. Property has 15 beds and can sleep a maximum 22 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $500 per stay
    Additional guest 22+: $25 per night

    Optional Costs
    Long Weekend: $2200 per stay
    Easter-4 nights: $3100 per stay
    Weddings/Venue Hire: $2600 per stay
    Linen Hire Homestead: $375 per stay
    Linen Queen Bed : $30 per stay
    Linen Single Bed: $25 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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