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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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The Breakaways, Coober Pedy

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... read more

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Lorraine A
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 us to do some 'noodling' of our own! As well as spectacular views of the... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just spent our morning, and some extra overtime touring with Wayne. We have been all over Coober Pedy and out to the amazing Breakaways with are breathtaking to see. Wayne's knowledge as a local makes it a wonderful tour where our every question was answered in detail and we learnt so much more. We would very highly recommend... More 

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TX
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

My prior review seems not to have posted, so I will try this again! We flew from Adelaide to Coober Pedy on REX and were met at the airport by Wayne. (We had made a prior reservation by email.) The fun began as we visited all the sites with Wayne as our guide- The opal museum, underground churches, location sites... More 

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1 Thank JAHG
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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2 Thank petertaylor57
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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1 Thank Jill M
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5 reviews
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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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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
2 reviews
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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