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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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Don't leave Coober Pedy without this tour!

This could easily be the highlight of my trip to Australia. Wayne was a great tour guide and took... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2016
dilemmahk
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London, United Kingdom
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The best tour guy!!

Although Ive been to Coober Pedy a few years ago, I didnt feel confident in driving outside of town... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2016
Janina M
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Perth Hills, Australia
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1 Wedgetail Cres, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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+61 8 8672 3008
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

This could easily be the highlight of my trip to Australia. Wayne was a great tour guide and took us to an open opal mine. For someone that had been dreaming of visiting Coober Pedy for 20 years, a dream come true. He is extremely...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2016

Although Ive been to Coober Pedy a few years ago, I didnt feel confident in driving outside of town to see attractions. Booked Wayne for a few tours and it was the best decision I made. I got to see the moon plain, the painted...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2015

We were in 'Cobber' for three days only and wanted to see the Breakaways. Wayne and Arid Tours was recommended to us. Although it was off season, Wayne took us out to the Breakaways for the Sunset Tour. A tour of the golf course, opal...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Recently did a couple of tours with Wayne and I can honestly say that you will not find a guide more knowledgeable, flexible and friendly than him! He really takes pride in showing the best Coober Pedy has to offer.

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Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

As others have said, you will miss out on finding out what makes this town special unless you are with a knowledgable local guide like Wayne (and miss half the good stuff). Wayne was easy to book and super quick on the emails, he even...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2015

Wayne provided us with a wealth of knowledge of the area. He was a courteous, helpful and capable driver. Our 4 hour tour was absolutely worth it. He gave us morning tea, did not rush us, yet filled our morning with information.

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

wayne was very informative, he allowed us plenty of time at each place that we visited, there was no rush to stick to the time table. We saw heaps of places that our travel companions never got to see on two previous trips to Coober...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Wayne knows his stuff. On a warm and windy Friday morning, we toured Coober Pedy in his 4WD visiting the Old Timers Mine, the Anglican and Serbian Orthodox Churches, Fayes fascinating dugout home (complete with a vintage GE console stereo), and Crocodile Harry's dugout party...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

A tour like no other Wayne picked me up from the servo at 8am as I had arrived on the early greyhound bus and we got straight into it! I saw so much In such a short space of time yet never once felt rush...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

A great half day spent with Wayne our guide. He was very informative and happy for us peruse at our leisure. He took us to some good sites which we would have not necessarily seen. Highly recommend.

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Wendy A
20 June 2016|
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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.
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Mewtwo37
30 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
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