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Arid Areas Day Tours

1 Wedgetail Cres, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
08 86723008
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Coober Pedy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

My sister and I weren't really sure what to expect, but after this tour, we were impressed by Coober pedy. Wayne was just incredible. I had to translate everything into german for my sister and Wayne adopted completely to this rythm. His knowledge and love to Coober pedy made the tour to one of our best guided tours ever. Thank... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We booked an all day tour with arid tours. Wayne Borret was the guide who did an excellent job. He stopped at various stops and we could take as many photos we liked. He knows the area well so he gave us a commentary of the places we were passing through. It is worth going to the Painted Desert. Here... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

After reading a review on Trip advisor we decided to book a tour to Lake Eyre with Arid Areas Day Tours and its wonderful guide/driver Wayne Borrett. Booking was easy - Wayne was extremely quick responding to our email. As planned he came to pick us up from our dugout in Coober Pedy and off we went. Wayne was very... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We would have wandered cluelessly without Wayne, doing every tourist thing yet oblivious to the treasuretrove of history buried just beneath the surface. We would have left town like the hopeful hapless before us ever since the town began; with well worn dusty feet and sunburnt smiles that tried to convey it was worth the try - but as that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We selected Wayne and Arid Areas Day tours based on the feedback we read in Trip Advisor.... Wayne put together a custom 2 day tour though the Breakaways, Painted desert, Oodnadatta, William Creek, Lake Eyre and everything in between.... They were long days but we saw so much. Wayne was very relaxed and patient with our younger children showing them... More

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Black Rock, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We spent a fantastic day with Wayne today visiting the amazing Painted Desert and many outreaching areas of Cobber Pedy. We left at 9.00am with my 3 young kids in toe and Wayne provided us with a day tour that my kids will remember for many years to come. We spent the whole day with a wonderful tour guide in... More

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Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have gone on many tours but these tours were well organized and Wayne, our guide, was very knowledgable and accommodating. We were never rushed. He is very passionate about the area and took the time to show us around. The tours he offers are all excellent. If we wanted to do something that is not in his tour, he... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went with Wayne, a great tour guide, to visit the painted desert. We left Cobber Pedy around 9am and returned at 4:30. We had enough stops for morning tea lunch and to walk along the beautiful tracks surrounding the painted desert. Wayne shared his local knowledge which was fantastic. We were extremely pleased that we decided to take the... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My husband and I recently went to Coober Pedy for a few days. While there we engaged the services from Wayne for the trips to the Breakaway one afternoon and to the Painted Desert the next day. His wealth of knowledge for the area is amazing. Wayne is courteous, enthusiastic about what he is doing, nothing is too much trouble.... More

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Sunshine Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had a fabulous day out with Wayne and guests. His knowledge of the area is fantastic. So many things to see and so many stories to tell. Unbelievable scenery. Thank you Wayne.

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