Awards & Accreditation

Awards

Australian Tourism Awards

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys:
  • Winner - Australian Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism 2013
  • Winner - Australian Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism 2012
Bruny Island Cruises:
  • Winner - Australian Tourism Award for Ecotourism 2013
  • Winner - Australia's Best Tourist Attraction 2012
  • Winner - Australian Tourism Award for Ecotourism 2012
  • Winner - Australian Tourism Award for Ecotourism 2009

Tasmanian Tourism Awards

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys:
  • Winner - Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism 2013
  • Winner - Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism 2012
  • Winner - Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism 2011
  • Winner - Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism 2010
  • Hall of Fame - Excellence in Sustainable Tourism 2011
Bruny Island Cruises:
  • Winner - Best Tourist Attraction 2013
  • Winner - Ecotourism 2013
  • Winner - Best Tourist Attraction 2012
  • Winner - Ecotourism 2012
  • Winner - Best Tourist Attraction 2011
  • Winner - Ecotourism 2011
  • Winner - Best Tourist Attraction 2010
  • Winner - Ecotourism 2010
  • Winner - Best Tourist Attraction 2009
  • Winner - Ecotourism 2009
  • Winner - Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism 2009
  • Winner - Best Tourist Attraction 2008
  • Winner - Significant Tourist Attraction 2006
  • Winner - Ecotourism 2006
  • Hall of Fame - Tourist Attraction
  • Hall of Fame - Ecotourism
Tasman Island Cruises:
  • Winner - Best New Product Development 2008
Robert Pennicott:
  • Winner - Minister's Tourism Champion 2011

Telstra Business Awards

  • National Winner - Australian MYOB Small Business of the Year 2008
  • National Winner - Sensis Australian Social Responsibility Award 2008
  • State Winner - Telstra Tasmanian Business of the Year 2008
  • State Winner - Sensis Tasmanian Social Responsibility Award 2008
  • State Winner - MYOB Tasmanian Small Business of the Year 2008

Family Business Australia Awards

  • National Winner - Australian First Generation Family Business of the Year 2008
  • State Winner - Tasmanian First Generation Family Business of the Year 2008
  • State Winner - Tasmanian Aurora Energy Individual Entrepreneurial Award 2008

Accreditation

Advanced Ecotourism Certified

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys has achieved Advanced Ecotourism certification by Ecotourism Australia. Eco certified businesses provide high quality nature-based tourism experiences and are recognised as being backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices. For more information about the program and the guidelines that our business has met to achieve this certification, please see the Ecotourism Australia website at www.ecotourism.org.au.

 

Accredited Tourism Business

We are an Australian Accredited Tourism Business. This is recognition of our continual commitment to the highest standards of customer service, professionalism and safety. All of our vessels undergo rigorous maintenance and are all accredited by Marine and Safety Tasmania. Our staff all hold qualifications above what is required for their position. In addition, regular staff training and performance monitoring is conducted to ensure the highest standards are maintained at all times.