One of Australia’s leading tourism operators will open shop in Victoria, giving visitors to Wilsons Promontory a rare taste of Victoria’s great natural strengths.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today joined Pennicott Wilderness Journeys managing director Robert Pennicott on the shores where the unique cruises will soon depart, showcasing the best of everything Gippsland offers from the water.
The $3.5 million venture is Pennicott Wilderness Journeys’ first venture outside Tasmania, and will attract new streams of visitors to the thriving holiday hotspot.
The 100 per cent carbon offset cruises will offer visitors a chance to experience the region’s world-class environment and fauna from the water. Pennicott Wilderness Journeys will partner with nearby transport operators and small businesses to develop regional travel itineraries for visitors for Melbourne.
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys is one of Australia’s most decorated tourism operators. The Tasmanian-based family-run company has won 11 Australian Tourism Awards, and has been judged Tasmania’s Best Tourism Attraction seven years in a row.
Wilsons Promontory is among Victoria’s most cherished destinations, boasting spectacular scenery of granite mountains, rainforests and sweeping beaches and coastlines.
The Pennicott Wilderness Journeys experience will make the region even more attractive to visitors from all over Victoria, Australia and the world – and that means a stronger local economy.
The Labor Government is working hard to grow the state’s regional visitor economy, because it means jobs for locals and a stronger state.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren
“Pennicott Wilderness Journeys is one of Australia’s most popular tourism operators. This venture will mean even more visitors to Wilsons Promontory, one of Victoria’s top tourist destinations.”
“It’s a big win for the hotels, cafes and restaurants nearby, which will welcome more opportunities as a result of extra visitors to the region. This project will provide up to 30 ongoing jobs for this region.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing
“Wilsons Promontory is home to some of Victoria’s most stunning natural strengths. These new cruises will offer visitors a never-before-seen glimpse of the best of everything we offer.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020