Dog On The Tucker Box, Gundagai

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For over 80 years Dog On The Tucker Box, a historical monument and tourist attraction, has been a favorite resting place for travelers from around the world. Erected in 1926, the monument was sculpted by stonemason Frank Rusconi as a tribute to early European pioneers who settled this region. Inspired by a bullock driver’s poem, which celebrates the life of an allegorical driver’s dog that loyally guarded the man’s lunch box, the dog monument features a wishing well at its base, set up to collect money for a local hospital. Souvenirs of the famous dog can be purchased at a small shop nearby. Use our Gundagai trip itinerary website to visit Dog On The Tucker Box on your trip to Gundagai, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We came here after the shop had closed. We are doing a trip from Melbourne to Brisbane via Canberra/Sydney so came here to visit the Dog, Tucker box and fill up with fuel There is also food - Olivers,...  more »
  • We stopped at the statue of dog on the tucker box on way to Gundagai late afternoon on Tuesday. Unfortunately the cafe was closed, as was the amenities block. Still worth a visit and a walk around the...  more »
  • Worth a look. Good to know the history. Nice stop on a long journey. The kids enjoyed getting some photos taken. Was next to the main road. Now there is a freeway it is hard to believe the road the do...  more »
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  • Staff were a bit listless but I expect it can get a bit boring for them. Good food, some great souvenirs and reasonable prices. Some very cool history here.
  • Best burger ever. Fresh, not over done with salt. All for under $9. Hit the spot. Next time I'm up that way I will definitely be going back
  • This well known attraction really needs some TLC. I have photos of when I visited in my childhood and it just isn't the same. The big petrol station and fast food stop seems to have eaten up all the tourism.
  • Love this pit stop on the way to Canberra or Sydney. Good place to stretch your legs and grab a sanga and coffee.
  • Great place to stop. For a bit of Aussie history and the best burgers on the Hume according to Nev

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