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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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Our trip to the Painted Desert was amazing

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 attraction 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 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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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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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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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