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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About Barry O'Malley

I'm on a journey to climb one or more of the world's 8,000 metre mountain peaks... One of the things I like to remind myself of each and every day, is there are no ordinary moments; no ordinary people; no ordinary lives...
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12 Responses to The Dingo Fence (Across Australia’s Outback)

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Does it do the job?

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

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  3. nancytex2013 says:

    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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  4. freebutfun says:

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

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  5. Lavinia Ross says:

    That is some fence!

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