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Arid Areas Day Tours

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

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Excellent Breakaways tour with opal fossicking thrown in!!

Wayne picked us up at our undergound motel a couple of hours before sunset and we loaded into his 4X4 and set off on a wonderful journey that included a great, knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 December 2016
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Wayne picked us up at our undergound motel a couple of hours before sunset and we loaded into his 4X4 and set off on a wonderful journey that included a great, knowledgeable commentary on all things "Coober Pedy". The trip to the Breakaways included a stop at a former opal mine site where we were given a very informative lesson... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Let's face it. The drive through the centre of Australia can be long and boring but there's actually heaps to see, not just Ayer's Rock. Only thing is, you have to go off road to see the REAL outback and Wayne provides the experience in bucket loads with his tours to the Painted Desert and other locations. You won't find... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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

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Australia
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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

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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 

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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.

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Chandigarh, India
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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 

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Adelaide
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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 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 

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Thirroul, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 

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