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Dog On The Tucker Box, Gundagai

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Monument Tourist Spot
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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  • Stopped to see 'the dog'. Great picnic area and café come souvenir shop. Outdoor seating in shady areas, near other crafty shops.  more »
  • Don't go to the BIG diner to eat close to the highway near the dog on the tucker box, just drive down to the monument, and right there is a great little family owned place that serves great food, grea...  more »
  • Of course had to stop at the Dog on a Tucker Box and it was about lunch time so stopped at this very efficient establishment Lots of souvenirs to browse while waiting for our order.  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.