Pennicott Wilderness Journeys is one of Australia's leading ecotourism operators. Founded by Robert Pennicott in 1999, the multi-award winning company operates tours from Hobart, Bruny Island and Port Arthur in Tasmania and Wilsons Promontory in Victoria.VIEW DETAILS
Bruny Islands Safaris
Experience Bruny Islands’ best attractions, history, heritage, nature, culture, wildlife, and Bruny Island food. Take the guesswork and risk out of driving yourself. Relax and enjoy a tour with our local Bruny Island experts.
The Bruny Island Safaris Team is committed to the preservation of wildness that makes Bruny Island a unique place of majestic and raw beauty. Our vision includes sharing our island gem with visitors from around the world, enabling them to experience it respectfully.
We work closely with the local community and businesses to provide an outstanding experience for our guests-using local guides with rich knowledge of the area. We strive to honor the stories of history and heritage, passing them on so those future generations may understand and respect the value and integrity of keeping Bruny Island as pristine and protected as it is today.
What To Expect
Bruny Island sits off the Southeast coast of Tasmania. The local Bruny Island community is producing some of the finest food products in Tasmania and on the world stage, making this one of the best Islands to discover amazing food and spectacular wild scenery in Tasmania.
The Cape Bruny Lighthouse is one of the island’s most prominent attractions guiding ships around our rugged coastlines for over 180 years. We are the only company that has access to the Lighthouse, being entrusted by The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service to operate tours. A short 30-minute drive departing Hobart, following the d’Entrecasteaux channel to Kettering, the Bruny Island Ferry departs on its short 15-minute crossing to access the Island.
The coastlines are dominated by towering dolerite sea cliffs, crumbling sandstone & mudstone pillars, seabirds, penguin colonies, seals, whales, shipwrecks, and sweeping white sandy beaches. Bruny Island is approximately 75km long – about half the size of Singapore and has a population of around 800.
Cape Bruny Lighthouse Tour - Self Drive
Be enlightened by Bruny Islands’ most iconic land mark, the southernmost Lighthouse Tour in Australia. Cape Bruny Lighthouse has been restored to her former beauty and is the only Lighthouse in Southern Tasmania open to the public. Towering above the spectacular rugged coastline on the South West tip of Bruny Island with sweeping views of the wild Southern Ocean and regular sightings of migrating whales.
Cape Bruny Sunset Lighthouse Tour - Self Drive
Sunset Tours offer the perfect opportunity to experience the spectacular sunsets and stargazing from the highest point of rugged Cape Bruny. Delve into the history and life as a Lighthouse Keeper as the sun sets over the South West Wilderness. Hear the ocean pounding the cliffs below, see Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris) landing nearby and Albatross hugging the wave tops.
Foods, Sightseeing and Lighthouse Tour
Bruny Island Safaris Fully Guided Day Tour offering a premium indepth experience – departs Hobart daily. A spectacular tour with nature, wilderness, coast and heritage on Bruny Island, joining the car ferry in Kettering and crossing the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. A perfect opportunity to see Australian Fur Seals and Little Blue Penguins that forage for food in the clear waters of the channel, keep your cameras handy or let our guides take your photo for you. Includes accommodation pick up and returns (Hobart and surrounds), local produce lunch at Hotel Bruny, morning tea, chocolate and fudge tasting and return ferry.
Bruny Island Overnight Explorer
A personally guided and tailored private small group tour with our expert Bruny Island Tour Guide over 2 days, staying in boutique accommodation. Explore nature, wilderness, animals in the wild, bird watching, dramatic sea cliff coastlines, sweeping beaches, and convict heritage on the Bruny Island Food Trail. Including picnic style morning tea of local oysters and cheese, a gourmet Bruny Island Winery lunch, and evening meal at Hotel Bruny on day one. Day two is just as good with Bruny Island Cheese and Beer for lunch. Plenty of local produce sampling in between, with chocolates, fudge, and honey to name a few. Includes 1-night accommodation, Morning tea, 2 x Lunches, 1 x Dinner, 1 x Breakfast, and various tastings per person at the following places over 2 days.
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