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. Plan your visit to Dog On The Tucker Box and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Gundagai vacation generator.
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  • August 11, 2017
    It's worth pulling off the highway for a quick leg stretch at this historic spot. The statue is... fine, but it's in a nice green setting and there are decent amenities nearby if you need to refuel.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    I love Australia and I love the Dog on the Tuckerbox. So iconic. Maybe so iconic the danger is you are underwhelmed when you visit. But that aside. Do it. Take some pics. And hear yourself singing the...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We stopped to have a look at the dog on the tuckerbox on our way to Melbourne. I had seen it years ago and it was smaller than I remembered. It's a good place to break the drive on that long straight ...  more »
  • I visited here initially to see this historical significant statue of the Dog on the Tucker Box and it also provided a shady and convenient place to stop off the M1 highway. Good place to stretch your legs and if you are travelling with dogs to walk them. Also interesting gift shops and highway food available.
  • Dear fellow traveller, This place has a wishing well that donates to the local hospital. So donate generously. Please do not waste your money in the shop buying a piece of misleading and deceptive fiction. Get your petrol and get out quick. I wish you safe and smart travels! David
  • There's a dog. On a tucker box. And a giant koala next door. Great picnic spot, toilet stop and souvenir shop. Petrol and large food outlet next door.
  • A great iconic place. Pity people discard their rubbish such as plastic bottles etc. when there are bins nearby. If it were kept cleaner it would be a great place to visit.
  • Great little souvenir shop. Bought the best meat pie I've ever had here.

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