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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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Perfect in every way!

I was recommended this tour by my hotel. I wanted to travel to Lake Eyre with a tour because I am a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
No response to request for booking

Prior to travelling to Cobber Pedy I attempted to book a tour with Arid Areas by phoning fixed and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
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1 Wedgetail Cres, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 3008
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 April 2017 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...More

Thank HelenJS22
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...More

1  Thank JAHG
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...More

1  Thank General-Joe
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...More

2  Thank petertaylor57
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

1  Thank ljvangemert
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 &...More

1  Thank Jill M
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...More

1  Thank PJ H
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Wendy A
How do you book the flight over Lake Eyre from William Creek? I see Wayne will drive us to William Creek from Coober Pedy and return but does he book the air flight as well? Thanks for your anticipated help...
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.
Hi, We are group of 4 would like to do the 4 x 4 WD tour around Coober Pedy, Arckaringa , painted desert , OOdnadatta track, William Creek and Flight over Lake Ayre in early April. How may days should be enough, where is the best places to stay. Thanks
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