These ruins are all that is left of the once standing Limestone Inn.Built by Joseph and Rosannah Carberry in 1857, it consisted of 12 rooms, cellar, detached kitchen, storeroom and stables. All built from stone.The Limestone Inn was built to accommodate travellers on the main road between Sydney and Melbourne.In April 1861 a bushranger names...more
It's a great place to take a break on long trips between Sydney and Melbourne. Plenty of shady trees and picnic areas. Lots of parking space for towing vehicles. There's also a cafe here and an extensive roadhouse about 200 metres up the road.Here is the 3rd (and current) version of the poem by Jack Moses that inspired the statue:‘Nine Miles from...more
Upon arrival in Gundagai visit the tourist information centre..as well as obtaining any relevant information needed the centre has some interesting things to see..There is a miniature marble cathedral constructed by almost twenty one thousand pieces of marble built by a Mr Frank Rusconi over a period of 28 years in his spare time..A gemstone...more
Since its opening in 1968, the Gundagai Museum has displayed a wealth of historical memorabilia depicting a life that was both hard and gracious. Special exhibits include Phar Lap's saddlecloth, the shirt worn by Banjo Patterson's Kiley of Kileys Run and the assayer's bowl used by US President Herbert Hoover. The museum also features displays on...more
The Railway Bridge built in 1901 is slowly suffering the vagaries of time but still cuts a notable swathe across the flood plain to the south of the town, the natural divide between it and its southern cousin.Here and there are even older gum trees, hopefully they can survive the drought.more
There's two towns here, South Gundagai and Gundagai itself. They're not separated by much but there is about a kilometre between them. This is a beautiful refurbished hotel just on the south side.The Old Bridge Inn with its latticed verandah is a standout, dating from the 1850's.more
In many places I normally travel to, the drought that was mentioned so often in the press really hadn't made a huge impact. Sure it was dry but there was some water about. Then I headed south on the Hume Highway, Australia's busiest.It was here that the vastness of it all became apparent. For around 700 kilometres this is what it looked like and...more
Whilst this piece is very interesting, the story behind it is extraordinary. You know when you are travelling and sometimes you take time out and discover a little treasure? I hope so, because I've had the pleasure many times and this one is a gem.A man called Frank Rusconi (1874-1964)was passionate about marble. He was also passionate about...more
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The rest stop at 'Dog on the Tuckerbox' is brilliant. Shady trees provide respite from the heat, a field behind the cafe provides space for kids to run about in and stretch their legs, and the statue of the Dog amuses all visitors who can record their images.
There are some 'pioneer' memorabilia in a fenced of garden, and an array of seating outside.
So far, so good. Until we tried the coffee. it was overpriced ($4.50) and thin and distinctly underwhelming. I mean it isn't as bad as American coffee, but the other rest area cafes we visited on this trip up & down the Hume were vastly superior.
Favorite Dish: The burger is recommended by 'Nev the Truckie'. Nev looks like he'd eat pretty much anything put in front of him and no complaints, so after the coffee we decided to give the burger a wide berth.
Having done a degree in Civil Engineering, I can only marvel at the longest wooden bridge I have seen in my life so far. It was actually part of the old Hume Highway until the late 70s and is now open to pedestrian traffic only.