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Address: 1 Wedgetail Cres, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Phone Number: 08 86723008
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3 days in/around Coober Pedy - Highly Recommend Wayne - Arid Area Day Tours

We certainly appreciated Wayne’s local knowledge of history, mining, dugouts, flora, fauna, photography, anything really. After advising Wayne by email which tours we would like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We certainly appreciated Wayne’s local knowledge of history, mining, dugouts, flora, fauna, photography, anything really. After advising Wayne by email which tours we would like to take, he met us at airport and commenced Town Touring, Opal Mine touring and Breakaways sunset. The following day after a couple of hours to look around in Coober Pedy we were taken to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We went on the Lake Eyre ground tour with Wayne and it was excellent!!! It was a full day, very relaxed and we could take as much time as we liked at each stop off. Wayne was excellent, very friendly and had great knowledge of the area! Loved it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Wayne's knowledge of the Coober Pedy area brought the history of the area and the people to life. We took a combination of the town tour and the Breakaways tour and enjoyed both immensely and would recommend Arid Areas Tours to anyone travelling to Coober Pedy. We were well looked after and could not have asked for more. N &... More 

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Werribee, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Wayne is excellent, the sunset trip to the breakaways is a must if you are in Coober Pedy. The views were stunning, and the tour private, even the wine cheese and bikkies watching the sunset

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

When we booked we discussed with Wayne what it was we looking to do and he delivered a tour that delivered on what was requested. Add to that his knowledge of the local area and laid back friendly demeanor and it really was a perfect day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We discovered painted desert with Wayne and his 4 WD. It was one of the highlights of our trip around the world. He first brought us to crocodile harry's home. Then we crossed and opal mine field. At the end, you have all the time you need to enjoy painted desert. Wayne offered us a glass wine at sunset, watching... More 

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Slave Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We really felt informed after spending the day with Wayne travelling around the Arckaringa Hills, Cattle Stn. Moon Plain, and other interesting sites. The area was unique and we found it fascinating. Wayne made a great lunch for us and there were a number of stops and ample time to walk around and explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Just finished three days touring Coober Pedy and its surrounds. Town, Breakaways, Opal Mining, Painted Desert, Lake Eyre and William Creek. Wayne is an excellent guide, accredited with the National Parks he has a massive store of information on the areas covered. Informative, interesting, he showed us things we had never seen before. He is also an excellent host, we... More 

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Benalla, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We have just returned from a few days in Coober Pedy where we did 3 tours with Wayne from Arid Areas Tours. We loved seeing The Breakaways at sunset, Painted Desert and Lake Eyre with Wayne as our guide. Wayne was a gracious, friendly and knowledgeable guide, with endless knowledge of the local area. He made our trips interesting at... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Wayne has given us a wonderful insight in to the lives of the people and of the land around Coober Pedy. We did 2 tours with Wayne and can't recommend him highly enough. He goes out of his way and goes the extra mile to impart his love of the area and the people. Anyone coming here who wish to... More 

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Address: 1 Wedgetail Cres, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Phone Number: 08 86723008
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Coober Pedy

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