The Dog on the Tucker Box

Overview

Since 1932, the Dog has sat beside the Hume Highway, a favourite stopping place for thousands of travellers. Originally set up to assist Gundagai Hospital, today the Dog still helps the hospital's vital work with the monies from its wishing well. Over the decades it has been celebrated in song and story, and faithfully commemorates the efforts of the European pioneers who settled the region.

The Dog on the Tucker Box Pioneer Monument welcomes visitors with a cafe serving hot and cold refreshments, souvenirs and a peaceful picnic area away from the busy highway, with plenty of parking (caravans and tourist buses included). Special events benefiting a range of charities are held throughout the year, culminating in the Dog's Birthday each November.

On 17 August 2019 the Dog on the Tuckerbox was welcomed home after recent vandalism. They are proud to say he looks better than ever. Call in and see the new Kiosk and Lolly Shop.

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