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Arid Areas Day Tours

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Address: 1 Wedgetail Cres, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8672 3008

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Fantastic, highly recommended, great value

Local operator, flexible, personable. His tour the highlight of our stay in Coober Pedy. There should be more operators like Wayne showing off our fantastic country. Nothing was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Local operator, flexible, personable. His tour the highlight of our stay in Coober Pedy. There should be more operators like Wayne showing off our fantastic country. Nothing was too much bother and his local knowledge based on experience

Thank ljvangemert
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Don't miss out on this fantastic tour with Wayne. The previous review are right it's a brilliant trip out to the Painted Desert and the hidden billobongs. Wayne is an excellent guide and makes a mean cuppa and lunch! 😎 Thank you Wayne! Jill & Peter Melbourne

Thank Jill M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We spent 24 hrs with Wayne, visiting the Painted Desert and staying overnight at Ackaringa Station. Being a tragic amateur photographer, Wayne made every effort to provide the best views, best locations and best light. He succeeded, I got some fantastic shots. Along with the awesome tour of the Painted Desert, we spent a relaxing night at Ackaringa Station where... More 

Thank PJ H
Bellingen, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We just came in to Coober Pedy and called different touroperators whether they have time. Arid Areas had time so we booked the Town and Breakaway Tour for the next day. We were the only ones and we very much enjoyed our personal guide through Coober Pedy. Definitely a tour to recomend and very spontanious.

Thank ThierryVui
Chandigarh, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Will surely start with thanking Wayne once again for making our tour an amazing experience with his thorough knowledge and passion about the area. He took care of us for almost a day and a half in which he had specially taken care of the fact that we were reaching in the afternoon for stay of two nights. He had... More 

Thank Kunal19
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Wayne Borrett had us in his care for a little over 24 hours in which we did a Coober Pedy town tour, then visited The Breakaways and the Painted Desert, staying overnight at Arckaringa Station. He's extremely knowledgeable and passsionate about his home territory, and is a likeable person to boot, and it was great to have had him do... More 

Thank Jhondarc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

A really amazing day! Wayne collected us from our hotel and took us for a tour of the town. It was a totally personalised tour as we told Wayne what we had already seen and so he took us to different places and places that we would have never found on our own. Wayne told us many tales about life... More 

Thank Lisa6Nottingham
Thirroul, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The legendary Wayne has lived in Coober Pedy for 16years, and has some really interesting stories to prove it! His knowledge of the region, the landscape and it's people, not to mention a strong connection to and love of country made for a really enjoyable sunset trip to the Breakaways. Recent rain meant we couldn't access certain areas of the... More 

Thank MeanderingMaree
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

An all day trip from cooper pedy ,via William creek to meet a plane for a 2 hour flight over lake Eyre .The same guide (Wayne ) then drove to the Lake edge at Halligan Bay,to experience a walk on the salt plains, Lunch was provided ., Wayne knew so much about the whole area ,plants and history. . We... More 

Thank Frea W
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Wayne Borrett drove us out in his 4WD vehicle and with only 1 other traveller with us, it was a very personalised tour. The scenery was spectacular and changed with the evening light even though the sunset was not very spectacular. There are walks around to the various lookouts. Wayne provided bubbly, tea, coffee, cheese, kabana and crackers to enjoy... More 

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