Dog on the Tuckerbox

Sifting through a treasure trove of memorabilia at the volunteer-run Gundagai Historic Museum, you'll find the two medals presented to Yarri and Jacky, Wiradjuri men whose efforts saved many lives during Gundagai's great flood of 1852. Other historic sites of note include the Old Gundagai Gaol, the Gundagai Heritage Railway and the Dog on a Tuckerbox.

  • Dog on the Tuckerbox, Gundagai
  • View of Gundagai countryside, Country NSW

About Gundagai

One of Australia’s most iconic towns, picturesque Gundagai in south-west NSW is home to the famous Dog on the Tuckerbox Pioneer Monument. The statue commemorates a faithful pet that guarded its dead master’s food container and European pioneers who settled in the area.

An hour’s drive east of Wagga Wagga in the Riverina region, Gundagai is a popular stop on road trips. You can walk, cycle or even ride a horse on the delightful 4km Dog in the Tuckerbox recreational trail that connects the town and the statue – unveiled in 1932 - alongside the Hume Highway.

Gundagai Architectural Heritage Walk, Country NSW

Dozens of poems and songs have been written about Gundagai, which is four hours’ drive from Sydney, five hours from Melbourne and two hours from Canberra. One of the most popular folk songs is Along the Road to Gundagai. You’ll discover plenty of things to do and see In Gundagai.

The exciting events calendar includes the Gundagai Rodeo, a premier rodeo in Australia. Part of the lands of the Wiradjuri Aboriginal people, visit the Gundagai Historic Museum and discover the story of Yarri and Jacky, Wiradjuri men who saved many lives during Gundagai's great flood of 1852.

Historic Bridges of Gundagai, Country NSW

Explore fascinating heritage on the Architectural Heritage Walk and at the Gundagai Heritage Railway, and discover the stories of bushrangers such as Captain Moonlite at the Old Gundagai Gaol. The Historic Bridges of Gundagai include one of Australia’s foremost landmarks, the Prince Alfred Bridge and timber viaduct - the grandest colonial bridge when it opened in 1867.

Accommodation options suit various budgets and the clear waters of the Murrumbidgee and Tumut rivers make Gundagai a great base for fishing. The area is recognised for its viticulture too, with the rich soils of the Gundagai wine region growing grapes for excellent shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay wines. Visit the cellar doors of Borambola Wines and Paterson's Gundagai Vineyard.

Fly into Wagga Wagga Airport

Wagga Wagga Airport is located 11 km from Wagga Wagga’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip southeast. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Choose from around 120 flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne weekly. QantasLink operates direct flights to and from Sydney and Regional Express operates direct flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney or Melbourne for travel into Wagga Wagga.

  1. Dad, Dave, Mum and Mabel

    These statues are a tribute to Steele Rudd's famous 'Snake Gully' characters - Dad, Dave, Mum and Mabel. This life size family has been immortalised in copper by sculptor Aurel Ragus. The...

  2. Damasque Rose Oil Farm

    The Damasque Rose Oil Farm is located just four kilometres from Gundagai on the Brungle Road. It is open daily through the summer months. Drop in and check out their park-like setting, purchase some beauty products or...

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