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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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Colours of red, white and all the rest in-between

A great tour of the local and "not so local" attractions. The breakaways are the most stunning with the rich ochre colours in the afternoon light. You will visit some of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A great tour of the local and "not so local" attractions. The breakaways are the most stunning with the rich ochre colours in the afternoon light. You will visit some of the most spectacular places for great photography.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

After choosing Arid Areas Tours we found both our excursions from Coober Pedy to be excellent. Wayne's passion and enthusiasm for the outback was very evident and his local and regional knowledge was outstanding. He gave us a great appreciation of the history and natural beauty of the surrounding area. We found Wayne to be very professional and he conducted... More 

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Scone, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This tour by Wayne was extremely informative and pleasant. It included the cost of the mine tour, wine, cheese, bikkies and tea or coffee. You have to ask Wayne about the cost of his house (underground) and how big it is. My wife and I highly recommend this tour.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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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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