Travelling along the Dingo Fence in QLD

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Does anyone know if you are able to travel along the dingo fence in Queensland. I have tried to find it on the web but haven't found anything relevant.

Part of the Dingo fence is about 30km to the north of Chinchilla and I wouldn't mind driving a section of it.

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Reply By: RobertHL. (SEQ) - Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 17:14

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 17:14
Kev,yes you can.



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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 17:23

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 17:23
hahahahaha

I just went and had a look around the Barakula State Forest and had to cross the Dingo Fence, looked like a good track to explore and educate the kids at the same time. We stopped at the crossing so the kids could check the fence etc.
Now they want to travel along it as well LOL

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Follow Up By: RobertHL. (SEQ) - Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 17:50

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 17:50
Kev,i have in the past couple of weeks been near or crossing the dog fence here in SA.
I think it was going out to Lake Ayer from Maree on wednesday this last week & there was a sign where you come through the gate that stated you could nod not drive along the fence(not that i wanted to though.
I did not see a sign at the gate in Goober Pedy though(does not mean there was one).


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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 17:59

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 17:59
From what I have found is that some sections are able to be traversed yet others you can't :(

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Reply By: Member - David C1 (VIC) - Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 17:15

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 17:15
Hi Sir Kev & Darkie, Theres a good book on the subject called the dog fence and im pretty sure the guy who wrote it had to get permission of various people to travel the full length. I think the QLD section was pretty well restricted but not really sure.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 17:24

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 17:24
David,

I may have to track down either the DPI local bloke or maybe the Pest Control bloke at work.

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Follow Up By: Member - David C1 (VIC) - Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 17:29

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 17:29
Yep sounds like the go. If your interested the book is available at the ABC book shop for 24 bucks. I thought it was a good read.
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Reply By: George_M - Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 17:29

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 17:29
I think there is a Dog Fence Office - as part of the Dept of Natural Resources - at Roma, Kev. It used to be run by Jim Herbert.

This site may get you off to a start.

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 18:02

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 18:02
George,

That site is one of the amalgamated shires that I now work for LOL

I may have to contact the Roma Depot to see if I can drive a few sections of the fence.

I would love to know why you can't though. It is travelled once a week by the workers to check for fence faults.

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Follow Up By: George_M - Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 19:03

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 19:03
If all else fails, you could always say you got lost:-)

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Follow Up By: rosso1234 - Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 19:08

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 19:08
"If all else fails, you could always say you got lost:-) "

Would have to, could not exactly speed away in Darkie
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 19:12

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at 19:12
I had better hide all the maps I have of the area I have as well then LOL


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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 08:26

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 08:26
I believe access was restricted some years ago when a couple of the fence maintenance people were either injured or killed by speeding travellers. This was the info I was given at Hungerford a while back when I asked.

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Reply By: camwill69 - Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 08:45

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 08:45
Kev,
We traveled close to the fence a year or two ago from SA up to Cameron Corner. In NSW it was an offence (pun intended) to drive the fence as posted above for the saftey of fence workers. Also had some pretty harch penalties attached, like forfeiture of vehicle etc.

I know this is in NSW and does not help you much, just be sure before you have a go.

Let us know as I would like to do the same drive.

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 08:47

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 08:47
Cameron,

When we stopped at the fence crossing yesterday, I don't recall seeing any sign saying we couldn't but have read here and elsewhere that it is forbidden.

I'll contact the Roma Depot this week and find out.

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Reply By: cruiser100s - Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 17:17

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 at 17:17
Hi Try this guy. He is based in Roma and was (not sure if he still is) the boss of the guy's who maintain the fence. Been doing it for over 25 years. Part of DPI i think

Jerry Stanley on 46 22 3868
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 19:38

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 19:38
Well a week has past and today we drove a section of the Dingo Fence.

We started at the very sart of the Dingo Fence between Jimbour and Jandawae. We followed the Tourist track as per This info brochure.

Whe I get around to it I will do up some trip notes as this map is a bit difficult to navigate. I had a few internal Council maps with me to assist ;)

In most places I drove within arms reach of the fence with the actual road about 60m away in most cases. Where the road deviates a fair distance from the fence via other roads etc we followed the roads so we could keep the kids interested in spotting all the signs throughout the trip.

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