Camerons corner to Hungerford

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 08:11
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Hi, just planning a trip to the corner country, and heard from a person at Bourke that it is now possible to drive along the dog fence from Hungerford all the way to camerons corner.
Does anyone else know if this route is legally open yet, as it was closed to traffic a few years back when i last went through Hungerford.
Love to do this trip.
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Reply By: John - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 21:28

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 21:28
My understanding is that the dog fence tracks are only open to licensed boundary riders maintaining the fence and shooting the odd dog.
Try and contact the Wild Dog Protection Board, I think they are still called that, and ask them for details.
Great Country though.

Regards
John
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Reply By: Jeff (Beddo) - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 21:47

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 21:47
Call the NSW National Parks office at Tibooburra and ask them as they will know all - as the town also has a Wild Dog Protection Board and nearly all the boundary riders reside along the Sturt National Park boundary or close to it anyway. The National Parks office iun Tibooburra is the centre of tourist info in the region and they know all the road conditions etc. Anyway as I was a Ranger in those parts back in the early 90's the road along the dog fence is a major tyre staker - I got 3 punctures along this section between Warri Warri gate and Hunderford - but it was an interesting trip. When I was there the fence was only for boundary riders, though it may have changed.Cheers, Beddo
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Reply By: allblack55 - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 00:55

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 00:55
Hi Mick,
I have just returned from the 'Corner' and were hoping to do exactly the trip that you propose, we actually did it in 1979 on the Queensland side when in those days Queensland Govt. maintained the fence. Now that NSW are responsible for its upkeep private access on the NSW side is still "verbotten" and stiff fines are a possibility for those who transgress. We did confirm this with the Parks and Wildlife at Tibooburra and to their knowledge no one has yet been penalised. You could be the first, a track does still exist on the Queensland side but I don't know what the condition is as you venture East. Best you do some homework before heading off. By the way the same rules apply along the fence throughout S.A.
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Reply By: landie - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 12:11

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 12:11
I asked the the question when I was at the pub in Hungerford back in May, answer was it is not open to the public.

Ring the pub and check, best pub in Australia !! (Well one of them anyway)

Landie
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