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Arid Areas Day Tours

1 Wedgetail Cres, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 3008
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A Must do tour in Coober Pedy.

Wayne Borrett picked us up, and took us to the painted desert, and various other interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Barbara W
Melbourne, Australia
Wow what a landscape

My husband and I went on an overnight tour of Painted Desert a week back with Wayne Borrett... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
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1 Wedgetail Cres, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wayne Borrett picked us up, and took us to the painted desert, and various other interesting places. The tour was fantastic, including opal mines, which really show how hard it is to find opals. The tour was a must do, even going through a house...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 19 July 2017

My husband and I went on an overnight tour of Painted Desert a week back with Wayne Borrett. Fantastic tour, great experience. Wayne has a world of experience in these areas and is willing to share his knowledge and take you to places where otherwise...More

Thank Indaus
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Wayne Borrett picked me up from my hotel in Coober Pedy in the afternoon and we drove towards Ackaringa Station, stopping on the way to have afternoon tea (and take photos) at a serene billabong. In fact, whenever I wanted to stop for a photo,...More

Thank msmariafranklin
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Getting to Coober Pedy might be an expensive exercise, but once you hit the trail with Wayne it is all worthwhile. This is such a unique part of Australia and seeing the landscape, absorbing the history, experiencing the geological phenonoma and hearing about the local...More

Thank mipen2015
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We did the tour to William Creek and Lake Eyre with Wayne and he also organized a flight over the lake for us. It was fantastic to see the lake from the air and then be driven out to the shore and walk on the...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

We went on a tour of the Painted Desert with Wayne Borrett of Arid AreasTours. What a fantastic day we had. Besides the spectacular scenery Wayne made this tour even more enjoyable. Wayne is very knowledgeable about the area as well as being a very...More

Thank annswadling1
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Fantastic day with Wayne. Could not have done more for us. Drove to William Creek for lunch and flight over Lake Eyre then back to Coober Pedy. Comfy car, gave lots of info about the areas we travelled through. Showed us a beautiful lake on...More

Thank RJS548
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I was recommended this tour by my hotel. I wanted to travel to Lake Eyre with a tour because I am a solo female traveller, own a 2WD vehicle and the trip requires a 4WD to travel it safely. It was a full day tour...More

Thank Kwalton4
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Prior to travelling to Cobber Pedy I attempted to book a tour with Arid Areas by phoning fixed and mobile numbers and leaving messages on both services, sending an SMS to the mobile service and also e-mailing as per contact details as provided on their...More

Thank Althom
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

A magical almost unearthly place, one not to be missed. Wayne has so much knowledge passion and enthusiasm for his 'country' it's easy to get caught up in it too. His explanations are excellent, including the way a working mine operates - and he took...More

Thank Lorraine A
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Wendy A
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Response from HDStripad | Reviewed this property |
Best if you ask Wayne. Ours was a ground tour around Coober Pedy and it was excellent.
31 January 2016|
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Response from bambiwambi | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how much time you CAN allow for this.. I would suggest 5-7 Days to do everything at a steady pace.. Also depending on your type of budget of places to stay, there is a great hostel in the centre of Coobs with... More