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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  • This is a must see if you are in the area!! The dog on the tucker box 5 miles from Gundagai is written into Australian folklore & is well worth a visit. Mind you the tourist trap is everywhere surroun...  more »
  • This has changed a lot in the over 1/2 century since I was here last. For what I remember there was just the statue of the Dog on the Tucker Box and that was it. Now - alongside the statue is a touris...  more »
  • All the guides suggest this as a must visit place. It was OK but try not to get your hopes too high or you may be disappointed  more »
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  • Amazing place. always spend a few minutes there. even after the cafe is closed, the Olivers food joint is open and serves healthy delicious meals/snacks. my favourite pit stop on my route to/from Canberra and Sydney
  • Really appalling. Signs tell you to turn off, then you get there (after crossing traffic) and find out they shut at 2pm! Should be more honest about their opening times. They also padlock their toilets because they are too mean and want people to buy something (when they are actually open) to use them. Place is generally a dump as well; very run down. Save your time and just go into Gundagai proper.
  • Cool location but the store there had a lot of attitude unless you were willing to buy something from their shop.
  • I mean, it’s a dog on a tuckerbox, so it’s difficult to give it 5 stars. Drive on in, snap a photo (preferably with your own dog for extra fun), maybe have a look around the gift shop, and get back on the road.
  • Best time in my life. Would go back. Koala in front of Oliver's is amazing as well. Olivers also served a sufficient meal. Just an all round spectacle place :)

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