It doesn’t matter what time of year you are visiting Tasmania; a trip to Australia’s natural island state is not complete without experiencing multi-award winning Pennicott Wilderness Adventures.
Onboard Bruny Island Cruises or Tasman Island Cruises, you can experience magnificent rock formations, intriguing caves and sea cliffs among the highest in the world. The sensitive coastlines are home to hundreds of seals, pods of dolphins, migrating whales, birds of prey and seabirds such as the albatross and shearwater. If you’re lucky you might experience a rare encounter with Killer Whales and Great White Sharks.
Tasmania’s leading ecotourism operator is a must on your motorhome itinerary. Enjoy a full day tour from the scenic capital of Hobart including a bus tour, 3 hour Wilderness Cruise and morning tea and lunch. Depending on which tour you opt for, there is also the option of starting the wilderness cruise from Kettering or the tour operation desks at Adventure Bay in Bruny Island or Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula. Navigate the waters of Tasmania in one of the iconic yellow boats (4WDs of the sea) with a convenient on-board toilet, an overhead canopy and tiered, forward facing, open-air seating to ensure you experience breathtaking 360 degree views of the raw and rugged Tasmanian landscape.
This eco-friendly business was founded by Robert Pennicott in 1999 and has blossomed to be one of the state’s top tourist attractions. Pennicott’s sustainable approach to tourism has won the company a host of awards including the prestigious Australian Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism 2012. Pennicott Wilderness Adventures has donated thousands of dollars to coastal conservation projects undertaken by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service and has well and truly earned its name as one of the prime sustainable tourism companies in Australia.
If you’re partial to fresh Tasmanian seafood, Pennicott Wilderness Adventures has recently introduced the Tasmanian Seafood Seduction cruise that gives you the chance to enjoy the state’s best produce. Glide through the pristine waters of the iconic Derwent River and into the sheltered waters of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel that surround Bruny Island. On this journey, you’ll help your guide gather oysters, mussels, sea urchin and abalone from the waters. Afterwards you will help prepare a gourmet seafood feast for lunch accompanied by local wine, beers, ciders and juices. This tour is an experience that should not be missed. Tasmanian Seafood Seduction runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm every day and departs from the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre on the Hobart Waterfront. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Pennicott Wilderness Adventures operate 364 days giving you the flexibility to visit at any time of year. Visit their website or ‘Facebook’ page for further information and don’t hesitate to book one of their renowned wilderness adventures.