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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 17 Attractions in Coober Pedy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We selected Wayne and Arid Areas Day tours based on the feedback we read in Trip Advisor.... Wayne put together a custom 2 day tour though the Breakaways, Painted desert, Oodnadatta, William Creek, Lake Eyre and everything in between.... They were long days but we saw so much. Wayne was very relaxed and patient with our younger children showing them... More

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Black Rock, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We spent a fantastic day with Wayne today visiting the amazing Painted Desert and many outreaching areas of Cobber Pedy. We left at 9.00am with my 3 young kids in toe and Wayne provided us with a day tour that my kids will remember for many years to come. We spent the whole day with a wonderful tour guide in... More

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Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have gone on many tours but these tours were well organized and Wayne, our guide, was very knowledgable and accommodating. We were never rushed. He is very passionate about the area and took the time to show us around. The tours he offers are all excellent. If we wanted to do something that is not in his tour, he... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went with Wayne, a great tour guide, to visit the painted desert. We left Cobber Pedy around 9am and returned at 4:30. We had enough stops for morning tea lunch and to walk along the beautiful tracks surrounding the painted desert. Wayne shared his local knowledge which was fantastic. We were extremely pleased that we decided to take the... More

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Melbourne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My husband and I recently went to Coober Pedy for a few days. While there we engaged the services from Wayne for the trips to the Breakaway one afternoon and to the Painted Desert the next day. His wealth of knowledge for the area is amazing. Wayne is courteous, enthusiastic about what he is doing, nothing is too much trouble.... More

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Sunshine Beach, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had a fabulous day out with Wayne and guests. His knowledge of the area is fantastic. So many things to see and so many stories to tell. Unbelievable scenery. Thank you Wayne.

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Mildura, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The best two day tour we have ever had, what an awesome experience thanks to our tour guide Wayne. We visited the Arckeringas, the Breakaways, a town tour of Coober Pedy and loads more. Wayne is very experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, he has given us everlasting memories of an extremely beautiful part of Australia that many people would not even... More

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Melbourne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We completed a day tour to Lake Eyre in early July 2014. Wayne was always responsive when I made initial enquiries and decided to book his tour, he was punctual, and from the start of the trip nothing was too much trouble. He was incredibly generous in sharing details of Coober Pedy life, and life in the Outback. Our 12... More

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Coober Pedy, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was lucky enough to have a tour with Wayne to Lake Eyre, going through the smallest town in South Australia, William Creek, and Wayne is an absolutely treasure as a tour guide! Very informative, without being boring (which is essential to any good tour guide), very laid-back and can answer pretty much any question you ask! Lunch and drinks... More

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