Down Under Cruise and Dive

Multiple Locations

Down Under Cruise and Dive operate Australia's most luxurious reef vessel Evolution (a large, modern award-winning catamaran) cruising at high speed, providing a superior and comfortable ride in nearly all weather conditions. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable, fun-filled experience. The two outer reef locations have been carefully selected for the clarity of the water and the abundance and diversity of marine life. Every moment spent exploring the magnificent array of colourful coral formations and swimming with the brilliant coloured fish is one of discovery, often exciting, sometimes breathtaking, with unforgettable memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. Visiting two spectacular outer reef sites in one day you will spend maximum time in the water and minimum time travelling. Great for all ages!

Barbecue lunch, snorkelling equipment and tuition and onboard entertainment are included in the standard reef tour. Extra options include scuba diving, semi-submersible tour, helicopter scenic flights, marine biology lessons/tours and PADI dive courses.

Facilities

  • Car park

Activities

  • Sailing
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our tours

Full Day Reef Cruise - Evolution Get High with Dive Package

Five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef Destinations. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience. Capture the vast scope of the Outer Barrier Reef with an awesome birdseye view. Scenic flights depart from their exclusive heli-pontoon on the Outer Barrier Reef. This your option includes one Introductory/certified dive, snorkelling and a 10 minute scenic helicopter flight.

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$299 $299
Evolution Reef Cruise (Snorkellers)

Evolution is a state of the art very high speed 35 metre (120 foot) vessel, with a cruising speed of 30 knots, providing comfort and safety for a maximum of 140 passengers. Less travel time, more time at the reef. Evolution departs Cairns daily offering a fast, comfortable and affordable cruise, with five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef Destinations. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience. A free snorkel tour is also available on the day for those less confident in the open water and for those who want to learn about the reef.

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$175 $175
Evolution Reef Cruise (One Dive Included - Introductory or Certified)

Evolution is a state of the art very high speed 35 metre (120 foot) vessel, with a cruising speed of 30 knots, providing comfort and safety for a maximum of 140 passengers. Less travel time, more time at the reef. Evolution departs Cairns daily offering a fast, comfortable and affordable cruise, with five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef destinations. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience. A free snorkel tour is also available on the day for those less confident in the open water and for those who want to learn about the reef. One dive included in this tour option.

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$215 $215
Evolution Reef Cruise (Certified Divers-Three Dives)

Evolution is a state of the art very high speed 35 metre (120 foot) vessel, with a cruising speed of 30 knots, providing comfort and safety for a maximum of 140 passengers. Less travel time, more time at the reef. Evolution departs Cairns daily offering a fast, comfortable and affordable cruise, with five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef Destinations. A large modern sleek vessel provides superior ride in all weather conditions, no big crowds with exclusive protected locations. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience. All dive equipment is included with wetsuit and lycra suits also available. Tour option includes three dives.

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$274 $274

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Ballandean

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
Ballandean has the largest cluster of wineries on the Granite Belt. Stop over at Vineyard Cottages and Café on the highway, then head west to Ballandean Estate, Golden Grove Estate, Bungawarra and Tobin Wines.

Eukey

Eukey, Southern Downs Area
Originally called Paddock Swamp, a discovery of tin in the late 1800s meant Eukey was once a mining area. Today Eukey is a pleasant rural locality on the Granite Belt near Stanthorpe. From Eukey you can visit many award winning wineries to taste boutique vintages direct from the cellar door.

Donnellys Castle

Pozieres, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
The original bushranger hideout for 'Thunderbolt' who roamed the New England Tableland. Donnelly's Castle is a granite rock formation that you can walk between, around and over! The massive boulders are just as spectacular as some of the rock formations in Girraween National Park, and is far more accessible for young adventurers.

Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
At the heart of the Granite Belt, Stanthorpe gives easy access to big sky panoramas, spectacular countryside dotted with precariously balancing prehistoric granite boulders and a generally cooler, temperate climate (there’s even an occasional winter snow-fall!

Severnlea

Severnlea,
Just south of Stanthorpe, the Granite Belt village of Severnlea is a centre for commercial fruit production and also topaz fossicking. Venture down the various byways to discover fruit stalls stocking seasonal stone fruits and berries from November to March.

Amiens

Amiens, Southern Downs Area
Heading west along Amiens Road you’ll find an area of post-World War I soldier settlements: Fleurbaix, Bullecourt, Passchendaele, Bapaume, Messines and Pozieres. Along this drive route are also many fine wineries.

Girraween National Park

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
Huge granite boulders tower above open forests in the spectacular and popular Girraween National Park, outside Stanthorpe in southern Queensland. Camp at Castle Rock or Bald Rock Creek camping areas or relax with a picnic in the shady Bald Rock Creek day-use area.

Glen Aplin

Glen Aplin, Southern Downs Area
The Granite Belt town of Glen Aplin, south of Stanthorpe on the New England Highway, is famous for its fruit orchards and wineries. If you are in the area in the right season you will be able to savour the taste of fresh stone-fruits (November to March) and berries (November to early March).

The Summit

The Summit, Southern Downs Area
The Granite Belt village of The Summit, located off the New England Highway between Dalveen and Applethorpe (to the north of Stanthorpe) is so called due to its elevated position at more than 900 metres above sea level.

Dalveen

Dalveen, Southern Downs Area
Just off the highway at the start of Granite Belt Drive, Dalveen is a growing artisan village. You can buy work by local artists and craftspeople including leadlight, handmade porcelain dolls and unique fashions.
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