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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  • The whole area needs to be revitalised, the cafe is very dated, and even the famous "Dog on the Tuckerbox" needs sprucing-up. Our coffees were OK.  more »
  • When driving from Canberra to Melbourne, I’ve been stopping by the Dog on the Tucker Box to get a bit of inspiration for almost 50 years now. My loyalty has never faded but the area around the statue ...  more »
  • A classic aussie icon on the hume hyway just north of Gundagai. However the nearby shell servo and food outlets let the whole place down. Poor food choices and limited parking with crappy rod access n...  more »
  • I remember crying when I was little when I first heard about the dog on the tuckbox. What a beautiful, loyal animal the dog is. Definitely more obedient than my kids are sometimes 😂 Ive stopped and thrown in a coin and grown up seeing this historic statue for basically my entire life. A lovely place to stop for a break when we drive to Melbourne from Canberra. My kids love enjoying it now as well.
  • Nice parkland and good descriptions of what the old relics are. Souvenir shop nearby has better prices than most other souvenir shops at similar locations.
  • The facilities are OK however the actual stature for which the stop is known for is almost unreachable because of road works being done. Hopefully things will improve once works are complete as it has been great in the past.
  • Very simple, just a place to stop. Nothing really special. The literature for this attraction provides a more moving story than the actual attraction though.
  • Coffe was surprisingly good at the little shop near the dog statue. Green leafy shade trees, an open park where you can take you dog on a lead and seats to eat at or rest. Toilets at the shop are for shop customers. Thete are ther food options here as well. Worth a stop if you need one.

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