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Dog Fence - Breakaways Conservation Park
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Dog Fence - Breakaways Conservation Park

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The Dingo Fence or Dog Fence is a pest-exclusion fence that was built in Australia during the 1880s and finished in 1885, to keep dingoes out of the relatively fertile south-east part of the continent (where they had largely been exterminated) and protect the sheep flocks of southern Queensland. It is one of the longest structures in the world and is the world's longest fence. It stretches 5,614 kilometres (3,488 mi) from Jimbour on the Darling Downs near Dalby through thousands of kilometres of arid land ending west of Eyre peninsula on cliffs of the Nullarbor Plain above the Great Australian Bight near Nundroo. It has been partly successful, though dingoes can still be found in parts of the southern states. Although the fence has helped reduce losses of sheep to predators, this has been countered by holes in fences found in the 1990s through which dingo offspring have passed and by increased pasture competition from rabbits and kangaroos.
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Visitor Information Centre
Coober Pedy SA 5723
P: 1800 637 076

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RvTrips' review

02 Jun 2016

The road back to Coober Pedy from The Breakaways runs along part of the dog fence or “Dingo Fence”.  This fence stretches for over 5,300 kilometres across three states to protect the sheep county in the south.  Part of the area along the fence is known as the moon plain which consists of rocks and soft clay as far as the eye can see. 

Apparently this fence is continually checked to make sure there are no holes for dingos or dogs to squeeze through. What an amazing structure and there are information signs in the car parking areas explaining the construction of this enormous fence. We have known about this fence for a long time but it was quite amazing to actually see it.

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