The Dingo Fence (Across Australia’s Outback)

The Dog Fence, Outback Australia A remarkable structure that stretches across Australia’s Southern Region is the Dingo Fence.

Built in the 1880s, the fence is designed to keep the dingo, Australia’s native dog, out of the south-eastern part of Australia, and protect sheep in Queensland.

Today you won’t find too many pure bred dingoes in Australia, but there are still plenty of wild dogs.

The fence is the longest in the world stretching a whopping 5,600 kilometres from the Darling Downs in Queensland to the Great Australian Bight in South Australia.

On our journey into the outback we have passed through the fence on a couple of occasions, and we have gate boy, TomO, to open and close the gate…

Click here to see where Baz, “The Landy” is today…

Photo, Baz, The Landy
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12 thoughts on “The Dingo Fence (Across Australia’s Outback)

  1. wisemonkeysabroad April 25, 2014 / 9:29 pm

    Wow – we had no idea!!! We really need to see more of Australia and it’s outback :-)

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  2. nancytex2013 April 25, 2014 / 11:55 pm

    Yet another creature for me to be fearful of in the land of Oz! Between your apartment-sized spiders and those crazy dingoes I may never muster up the courage! :-)

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      • nancytex2013 April 26, 2014 / 11:05 pm

        GAH!! More?? What else do you guys have cookin’ up there???

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  3. freebutfun April 26, 2014 / 1:39 am

    Sounds like its been a bit more successful than the rabbit proof fence then? :)

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