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Address: 1 Wedgetail Cres, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Phone Number: 08 86723008
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Wonderful Three Days

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We did a 1-day tour with Arid Area Tours to the Painted Desert and Breakaways on 12th March 2015. The trip was amazing. Wayne from Arid Area Tours was very knowledgeable on the history, geology, plants and animals in the area, and his passion for the area shone through. He made this trip an unforgettable one for us. I highly... More 

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New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Wayne is such a neat guy and provided us with a marvellous experience from start to finish We commenced the tour at 3 pm and finished back in Coober Pedy at 8.30pm Every minute was fascinating There was no set routine or patter, so we learnt so much more Very comfortable 4wd . Wayne seems to know everyone there and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I booked a tour with Wayne. He is extremely flexible with his tours. He is very knowledgable about the area. I went to the Painted Desert and Breakaways and the town tour. All very worth it what ever you pay. If you are solo traveller he will take you where others would not. Many others dont move until you get... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We hired Wayne based on the recommendations in Trip Advisor. We didn't really research any other tour guide. Wayne is very knowledgeable and he knows everyone in town. I traveled with my 77 year old mom, who has a fear of heights and is claustrophobic. We were three weeks into our trip and showing signs of wear. Wayne was very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were unsure about booking this trip due to the cost but boy are we glad we did. We were travelling on a budget (we just like to do things cheaply when we can) but agreed that we should see as much of the surround area of coober pedy as we could, as the chances of us returning (from the... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We did the opal and the Lake Eyre tour with Wayne. After having read his website and some reviews I had thought he would be the perfect guide for us - and yes, he was. Wayne obviously has lived in Coober Pedy for quite some time and has done some opal mining. One could feel his true dedication when we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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