Leg 1 terrain - State Barrier Fence
Today’s leg of the Australasian Safari took competitors along 3km of Western Australia’s State Barrier Fence, which is an outback icon and an integral part of the State’s history.
The State Barrier Fence is 1170km long, extending from the Zuytdorp cliffs north of Kalbarri in the State’s north through to Jerdacuttup east of Ravensthorpe in the south.
Formerly known as the Rabbit Proof Fence, the fence is being constantly upgraded and extended, to maintain its role in protecting agricultural industries in Western Australia.
The Department administers permits for the track, as travel in the area is illegal without a permit. Travellers are encouraged to enjoy their outback experience by travelling on the many other roads available.For further information, contact Craig Robins at the Department of Agriculture and Food on 08 9956 8505.