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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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Fabulous day searching for opals!

Wayne was absolutely fantastic! He picked us up at our accommodation and we started the day with a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
Expert knowledge you won't find on your own or anywhere else

I recently visited Coober Pedy and would have had half the experience if it wasn't for Wayne and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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1 Wedgetail Cres, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 3008
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wayne was absolutely fantastic! He picked us up at our accommodation and we started the day with a tour of the Old Timers Mine. We then grabbed a coffee for the road and headed out to the first of several spots for noodling. Wayne took...More

Thank MacBird17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently visited Coober Pedy and would have had half the experience if it wasn't for Wayne and his unrivalled knowledge of the area. He was an Opal Miner and not only knows the must-dos like the back of his hand, he also knows several...More

Thank JolyonBird
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took two trips with Wayne. One trip was to Painted Desert and the other one was to Lake Eyre. Both trips are extra-ordinary. I would like to say they are the must for visiting Cooper Pedy. On both trips, he would drive through the...More

Thank lily0622
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Thanks to Wayne we got to see and experience Lake Eyre from the ground,visit William Creek and experience outback hospitality and knowledge. A great day. Gail and Paul Wells

Thank jpgwells
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I booked a Painted Desert tour in early October 2017 and due to rain we could not get out there. However I must say that Wayne went out of his way to make sure my short stay in town was still a success. He kept...More

Thank KylieN70
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We spent the first day with Wayne heading out to lake eyre via Williams Creek on the first day and the following morning on the breakaways. Wayne is amazing and his knowledge, awareness and love of his environment shows through. And great company too. We...More

1  Thank Julie P
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This was a very comfortable and well-informed tour. Everything from local history, geology and weather plus several interesting anecdotes made this a trip not to be missed! Wayne's brother can organise an experience on the

Thank melinda9001
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I booked 2 tours with Wayne, overnight to the Painted Desert and the town tour. I wanted to experience something different from my town life and I certainly got it! The overnight tour to the Painted Desert area, staying at a cattle station, delivered stunning...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 27 August 2017

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
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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.
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