Wildlife Encounters

Our wilderness cruise.

Our Three-Hour Tasman Island Wilderness Cruise

During our stay on the Tasman Peninsula, we spent a morning taking the Pennicott Wilderness Journey’s three-hour, award-winning adventure cruise which leaves from Port Arthur. A few years back, we took their Bruny Island cruise and had a great time taking in some spectacular scenery and a wealth of wildlife. We still have very fond memories of that cruise. So when we...

Heron Island

5 Reasons You Should Visit Heron Island

Living in Australia we are fortunate to be so close to one of the world’s eight natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef. But because like many we travel more overseas that we do in our own country, it had been many years since our latest visit to the reef; fourteen years in my case. We were definitely overdue for another visit so we decided to spend four nights at...

Four days of wildlife: Escape to Kangaroo Island

For most visitors to Australia, seeing our beautiful wildlife is high on the list of things to do while they’re here. Some people think this wildlife must be everywhere (I recall one of my family members in France asking me if I had kangaroos in my Melbourne backyard). Sadly no. And chances are that if they restrict their visit to our cities visitors may never...