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Dog On The Tucker Box, Gundagai

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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3.1/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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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  • I have stopped here on a number of occasions in the past. Still worth a look even in school holidays when it is crowded and raining. 
  • We stopped here on our way to Victoria. It was very interesting, there is a café located here with toilets and a picnic area. The area is well maintained. the café also sells souvenirs. 
  • A truly convenient stop . Everything is well maintained and clean . Yep the statue is there of the dog on the tucker box . So u can have a good rest in a clean spot .. 
  • Worth a visit. Gift store has some unique gifts but the food is expensive. It is in desperate need of a makeover but still worth a photo opportunity.
  • Historic tourist attraction just outside Gundagai. Some interesting history, sadly the facility has seen better days and could do with a little TLC. A good place to stop for a picnic on the way to Melbourne, Snowy Mountains etc.
  • Loved the crispy, salty beans in stead of fries. Made me feel superior. Also the giant koala is worth a visit.
  • What can I say? Really, it's a dog on a tucker box... It's pretty self explanatory. Stop in, chuck a few coins in the pond, they go to some good use I'm sure, or some cheap travellers coffee... Who knows. Speaking of coffee, don't buy it at the DOTTB cafe the coffee is horrible, I had driven 19 hours (with a few breaks) and arrived here dying for a cup of joe and I was sorely disappointed, and really I would have drank dirty creek water and enjoyed it as much, if it had two sugars and a drop of cow juice. Anyway, didn't get any good as it was 6am and I wasn't really there for anything except a photo and a brew... ITS A NATIONAL ICON! GET HERE ONCE IN YOUR LIFE!
  • Smaller than I thought it would be. But still worth a look
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