Dog Fence - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Dog Fence crossing the Birdsville Track north of Marree
Dog Fence - FURTHER INFORMATION
Dog Fence - Birdsville Track visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Dog Fence' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from South Australia.
The 1.8m high dog fence is one of the longest man made structures and the world's longest fence stretching for about 5,320km from Queensland to South Australia, running part way along the Birdsville Track.
The fence was originally built as unsuccessful rabbit proof fence in 1884. In 1914 the fence was converted into a dog-proof fence to keep dingoes out of the fertile south-eastern part of Australia where dingoes had since been largely exterminated.
The fence has helped to reduce losses of sheep to dingoes but the lack of these native predators has also worsened the problem of introduced rabbits in the excluded area. The fence is still maintained today which includes baiting with dog poison.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Car: This panorama was taken on the Birdsville Track, about 30km north of Marree.