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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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I regularly use Arid Area Tours when flying in with a group in my chartered aircraft. Wayne couldn't be more helpful and accommodating. His tours are full of interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Nhill, Australia
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Nhill, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I regularly use Arid Area Tours when flying in with a group in my chartered aircraft. Wayne couldn't be more helpful and accommodating. His tours are full of interesting information and take in all the local attractions. The Lake Eyre trip is particularly fascinating.

Thank AKubeAviation
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right from the first email response we knew Arid Tours would be the best way to see this unique area and that Wayne wouldn't let us down.So we've been able to explore some stunning areas, including the stupendous Painted Desert, in comfort with someone who knows the area intimately, loves it with a passion and is strongly committed to the... More 

Thank shirls298
Saudi Arabia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wayne was a fantastic host! He specialises in individual/ very small group personalised service. He was very knowledgeable of the local area. Coober Pedy was full of surprises! I'd recommend anyone visiting to book a tour with Wayne.

Thank Sarah Louise G
Mollymook, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Wayne picked us up at 9am and we were away until about 4.30. At the time we were in Coober Pedy he was the only one able to take us out to the Painted Desert. We had a wonderful day and I can only say the scenery was overwhelming. My thanks to Wayne for such a great day.

Thank wendyclive
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Wayne Borrett of Arid Areas Tours for a fantastic relaxed and informative tour of the stunning PAINTED DESERT region northeast of Coober Pedy. Highlights included a walk on the flat Moon Plains, a teabreak at an ancient mulga tree creek waterhole, a walk over 5 colours of ochre to view Mt Batterbee & sunset over Arckaringa Station. Diana... More 

Thank Diana H
Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Had read about Wayne’s tours on Trip Advisor and agree with all the good comments. We arranged to do the Town Tour (2 hrs) and Breakaway Tour (2 hrs). Wayne arranged to pick us up at our accommodation and took us to various places in the town and gave us loads of local information. After visiting several places in town... More 

Thank Les B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We saw reviews for arid area day tours only a couple of weeks before we got to Coober pedy, so I wasn't sure how lucky we'd be to have one available, but sent an email and got a reply from Wayne within minutes. He was friendly, helpful and adaptable from the start, and although he had a tentative booking for... More 

Thank Elebel82
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Wayne's sunrise tour was superb. Watching sunrise over the plain then viewing the exquisite colours and shapes of the rocks of the painted desert was a visual feast. After a welcome snack, warm drinks, biscuits and fruit we continued the tour to see an opal minefield, the golf course, Fay's house, the Old Timers Mine and the Serbian Orthodox Underground... More 

Thank HDStripad
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

we had 2 tours with Wayne,his knowledge is second to none, we seen parts that we would never have looked at, when Wayne says it is a 4 hour half day tour, well that ended up being a 6 hour tour, we also went out to lake Eyre for the day, we would recommend Arid to every one, you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We can highly recommend Wayne's Arid Areas tours. Excellent value and crammed with interesting sights and experiences. Wayne picked us up from Coober Pedy airport and looked after us for the next 3 days. Under his expert guidance we experienced Coober Pedy, including a fun afternoon fossicking for opals; visited the Painted Desert at sunrise and sunset; spent a night... More 

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