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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 14 attractions in Coober Pedy
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Saskatoon, SK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

There need to be more stars to rate this desert immersion! Wayne is knowledgeable in all things about Coober Pedy and opal mining. We even got to go 'noodling'. We were able to see places without having a busload of people with us. Wayne told us history of the area in a very conversational way. I would highly recommend Wayne... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Five stars is not enough for Wayne Borrott's tours. It is not just the comfort of the vehicle or the expertise of the driving, it is the gentle urbanity of Wayne, the guide, his depth of knowledge and his lively curiosity. With Wayne it is not so much a tour commentary as a conversation. It's not the sights, it is... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Wayne is exceptional. His knowledge and love of Coober Pedy can't be beaten. He took us to all the places we wanted to see on a personalised tour which cost a lot less than doing all the individual bus tours would have done. We saw it all - old mines, new mines, crocodile Harrys, the breakaways, the dog fence and... More

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Strasbourg, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

My boyfriend and I had found Wayne Borrett via well documented comments on tripadvisor, which is why we decided to have a try, and for sure, we had no regrets at all !! Visiting Coober Pedy and the surrounding authentic Outback was THE highlight of our four-week stay in Australia, and made our extraordinary trip just unforgettable, just too good... More

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Featherston, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Wayne was amazing and very knowledgeable. Stopped regularly so we could take photos on the way to William Creek and Lake Eyre. He put on a lovely lunch for us at Lake Eyre and even had a huge water container on hand so we could wash our feet, after trying to walk on the lake. If you do this trip... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Wayne was beyond wonderful. Showed my friend and I around the area; the opal mines and The Breakaways. He even showed us around the town, just because he loves the place and wants to show everyone how unique of a town it is. He is very knowledgeable about Coober Pedy, having lived there for a long time, and chooses the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Booked a day tour down to Lake Eyre with Wayne from Arid Areas Day Tours. Wayne knows his back yard well and was very generous in sharing his knowledge of the area as well as being very flexible in accommodating any detours we wanted to make.. Great at telling stories to entertain and educate, Wayne clearly loves showing people around... More

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Our driver, Wayne, took us on two tours. One of Coober Pedy and Breakaways including dog fence and the other was to William Creek and Lake Eyre. We found these tours excellent. Not only was he able to answer all our questions and provide loads of information, he was also able to take us to his own mine so that... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We chose Wayne to take us on 2 different tours which were both great. The first one was a trip around the outskirts of Coober Pedy including churches, dog fence etc. The second one was out through William Creek to Lake Eyre. Wayne has endless stories and information about everything you see and is happy to divert off the standard... More

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Coober Pedy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We are pleased to submit this about our tour with Wayne of Arid Area Tours today. He was knowledgeable, friendly, flexible and responsive to our needs. Janenne and I both enjoyed our time with Wayne and highly recommend this experience. Regards Geoff K

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