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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  • Over the last twenty years we have stopped off at this tourist stop over, where "The Dog Sits on The Tucker Box, Five Miles from Gundagai." We saw it in it's prime, where the Cafe was a pleasure to vi...  more »
  • The Dog on the Tucker box is a great spot to enjoy a break when your journey takes you along the Hume Highway. There must be millions of photos of family groups showing their delight at being a tiny p...  more »
  • What a let down how could the iconic dog on the tuckerbox be left in such a rundown condition. The water surrounding the dog is filthy. The surroinding gardens are non existent, so speak. Wonderful st...  more »
  • Great little rest-stop on the way headed North from Melbourne along the highway stretch. Serves decent coffer, with a cute little (decently priced) antique store just nearby. Nice range of little knickknack-y bits for travellers, staff are very friendly & there a a number of little historical sites around to read up on also.
  • Looking a bit sad, but still a good spot to stop for a coffee and a wee break. Much better than the servo next door.
  • Great to see this little iconic fella! Took my son there, read the poetry. Checked out some of the other artifacts and also the gift shop. You can get into the carpark from either direction along the freeway.
  • Great to see the history of Australia. Took me back to my school days as I was taught about the "Dog On The Tucker Box".
  • A nice iconic little place. A good stop on a long journey with good facilities nearby.

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