OUR STORY

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys is my family business which I started in 1999 with a single journey taking in Bruny Island.

Today, we operate six tours in southern Tasmania and one in southern Victoria, highlighting the spectacular and unique wilderness and wildlife of the areas.

Over our 20 year history, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys has become a highly acclaimed environmental tourism operator and we are honoured to have won 27 Tasmanian and 12 Australian Tourism Awards.

 

  Mia, Robert, Michaye and Noah

 

My family and I are genuinely dedicated to operating in harmony with the environment and local communities.  We employ and train local staff, and purchase goods and services from local suppliers wherever possible.  Pennicott Wilderness Journeys is 100% Carbon Offset and an Advanced Ecotourism Certified operator. We are regularly assessed by EarthCheck and have always exceeded world's best practice standards for efficient fuel, energy and water use.

Driven by a desire to share our success and give back to the environment and community that has always supported us, we established the Pennicott Foundation as a flagship for important philanthropic activities. A portion of your cruise ticket goes towards the Foundation.

In 2011 I circumnavigated Australia in a 5.4 metre inflatable dinghy, raising $300,000 for conservation and to assist Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio. Other projects the Foundation has contributed to include eradicating feral cats from Tasman Island and rats from Big Green Island. Since the successful eradications, over 100,000 breeding seabirds are saved each year. Last year we supported 460 organisations or community projects.

Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy an experience of a lifetime with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys.

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OUR AWARDS

Winner of 2016
Skal International
Sustainable Tourism Award

Inducted into the
Australian Tourism Awards
Hall of Fame for Sustainable
Tourism & Ecotourism 2014

AUSTRALIAN TOURISM AWARDS 

MAJOR TOUR &
TRANSPORT OPERATOR
2018 (Silver)

BEST TOURIST ATTRACTION
Bruny Island Cruises
2012, 2013 (Silver), 
2014, 2015, 2016 (Silver)

ECOTOURISM
Bruny Island Cruises
2009, 2012, 2013, 2014

EXCELLENCE IN
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
2012, 2013, 2014

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Tasmanian Seafood Seduction 2014

AUSTRALIAN TOURISM LEGEND
Robert Pennicott 2014

TASMANIAN TOURISM AWARDS

MAJOR TOUR &
TRANSPORT OPERATOR
2018

BEST TOURIST ATTRACTION
Bruny Island Cruises
2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Tasmanian Seafood Seduction 2014
Tasman Island Cruises 2008

ECOTOURISM
Bruny Island Cruises
2006, 2009, 2010, 2011,
2012, 2013, 2014

EXCELLENCE IN
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

TOURISM CHAMPION
Robert Pennicott 2011

OTHER AWARDS

TELSTRA BUSINESS AWARDS 2008
Australian Small Business of the Year,
Australian Social Responsibility Award,
& Tasmanian Business of the Year

FAMILY BUSINESS AWARDS 2008
Australian First Generation
Family Business of the Year