• Southern Tasmania Region, TAS
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    Hobart, 7000
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Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

  • Tour
  • Adventure
  • Cruise / Boat / Water-Based
  • Guided Tour
  • National Park
  • Wildlife Experience

Australian Tourism Legend Robert Pennicott and his team of passionate local guides have been sharing Tasmania with travellers since 1999. Pennicott Wilderness Journeys has won multiple awards including 12 Australian Tourism Awards and 26 Tasmanian Tourism Awards. Today, it operates five experiences in Southern Tasmania: Bruny Island Cruises, Tasman Island Cruises, Iron Pot Cruises, Tasmanian Seafood Seduction and Bruny Island Traveler.

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Ecotourism In Action

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys' new Bruny Island Cruises Visitor Centre is a significant investment in world’s best practice energy efficiency. Currently operating off grid and not drawing energy resources off Bruny Island, the facility houses 202 85 watt solar panels, 28 tonnes of batteries and a sophisticated electrical system as well as a back-up 220 KVA generator.” All water for cooking and drinking is captured rainwater and the company uses its own bore system for the rest of the building. Pennicott has also invested in a sophisticated toilet treatment system, with four complete independent systems to cope with the volume visitors and puts pure water back in to the ground. As part of a carbon offset program, landscaping around the centre includes 14,500 plants

  • Bruny Island Cruises

    Join Robert Pennicott’s legendary team in the yellow boats for the multi-award winning Bruny Island coastal wilderness experience. Feel the power of the Southern Ocean, wave-carved sea stacks, remote islands, towering cliffs and sea caves. Join the search for abundant sea and coastal wildlife such as dolphins, seals and birdlife.  

  • Bruny Island Traveller

    Bruny Island Traveller is a full-day land-based guided exploration of Bruny Island, operated by Pennicott Wilderness Journeys. Savour Bruny Island's gourmet produce, enjoy short walks and see wildlife and birds in their natural habitat. Climb the spiral staircase inside the historic Cape Bruny Lighthouse and enjoy a magnificent panorama from the balcony
  • Iron Pot Cruises

    Iron Pot Cruises is a 2½ hour cruise exploring the renowned waterways that influence Hobart's lifestyle and rich maritime past, including circumnavigating the Iron Pot Lighthouse, Australia’s oldest original lighthouse tower.

  • Tasman Island Cruises

    Tasman Island Cruises showcase the breathtaking scenery, wildlife and rugged coastline of the Tasman Peninsula, all aboard custom built, state of the art yellow boats.   The wilderness cruises will take you beneath giant Jurassic Dolerite sea cliffs, towering crags and into deep sea caves. You’ll experience close encounters with abundant wildlife including Australian and New Zealand fur seals, dolphins, migrating whales and seabirds.  

  • Tasmanian Seafood Seduction

    Tasmanian Seafood Seduction is a full day tour from Hobart cruising Tasmania’s pristine waters in our customer built yellow boats, gathering and enjoying fresh seafood in a unique paddock to plate experience. Enjoy rock lobster, fresh oysters, salmon as you watch your guide snorkel for large wild abalone and sea urchin.

  • Three Capes Track

    Boat crossing and bus transport component of the Three Capes Track walk located on the Tasman Peninsula.

  • Wilsons Promontory Cruises

    Wilsons Promontory Cruises replicates the award-winning Pennicott Wilderness Journeys in a spectacular new location. The journey uses the company's famous yellow boats, where guests can interact with a spectacular pristine coast and wildlife inhabitants.

  • Wineglass Bay Cruises (Ecotourism certified)

    Explore the rugged Freycinet Peninsula with its dramatic pink granite cliffs plunging into the Tasman Sea and uncharted Sea Caves so close you can almost touch. Unique in beauty and rich in wildlife this fully guided morning cruise will interpret a timeline of multicultural history and leave you mesmerised. Taste freshly shucked oysters still dripping from the sea with Tasmania's finest champagne and cheeses at anchor in Wineglass Bay, voted as one of the top ten beaches in the world. See it by sea.