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Arid Areas Day Tours

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Address: 1 Wedgetail Cres, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Phone Number: 08 86723008
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We were in 'Cobber' for three days only and wanted to see the Breakaways. Wayne and Arid Tours was recommended to us. Although it was off season, Wayne took us out to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
Janet M
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South Australia, Australia
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South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We were in 'Cobber' for three days only and wanted to see the Breakaways. Wayne and Arid Tours was recommended to us. Although it was off season, Wayne took us out to the Breakaways for the Sunset Tour. A tour of the golf course, opal mine sites and spectacular country on the way out, coupled with great, in-depth knowledge of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Recently did a couple of tours with Wayne and I can honestly say that you will not find a guide more knowledgeable, flexible and friendly than him! He really takes pride in showing the best Coober Pedy has to offer.

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Karratha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

As others have said, you will miss out on finding out what makes this town special unless you are with a knowledgable local guide like Wayne (and miss half the good stuff). Wayne was easy to book and super quick on the emails, he even supplied a safe baby car seat for my daughter at no charge, making his tours... More 

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Clare Valley Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Wayne provided us with a wealth of knowledge of the area. He was a courteous, helpful and capable driver. Our 4 hour tour was absolutely worth it. He gave us morning tea, did not rush us, yet filled our morning with information.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

wayne was very informative, he allowed us plenty of time at each place that we visited, there was no rush to stick to the time table. We saw heaps of places that our travel companions never got to see on two previous trips to Coober Pedy

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San Anselmo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Wayne knows his stuff. On a warm and windy Friday morning, we toured Coober Pedy in his 4WD visiting the Old Timers Mine, the Anglican and Serbian Orthodox Churches, Fayes fascinating dugout home (complete with a vintage GE console stereo), and Crocodile Harry's dugout party abode. A long term resident, he knows the history of the town (and the opal)since... More 

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england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

A tour like no other Wayne picked me up from the servo at 8am as I had arrived on the early greyhound bus and we got straight into it! I saw so much In such a short space of time yet never once felt rush or pressured. The day was mine! I was alone on the tour which meant I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

A great half day spent with Wayne our guide. He was very informative and happy for us peruse at our leisure. He took us to some good sites which we would have not necessarily seen. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

But so much more! Agree with previous. Wayne was very obliging & went the extra mile to make our day special. Comfortable drive. Could answer all obscure questions & able to talk about any subject. Well done Wayne. Liz& Alan

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We booked Wayne of Arid area day tours for two one day tours one to lake Eyre and one to the Painted Desert. we also took a two hour tour of the breakaway's . These attractions were much more stunning than we could every have imagined . Wayne's enthusiasm for making the tours something to be remembered was outstanding, his... More 

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