Historic Mt Major and Mt Saddleback are prominent features of the landscape, as are the rich red volcanic soil, historic buildings and other natural features including a river, creeks and box iron bark forest.
The fertile agricultural land is perfect for the traditional farming pursuits of grain and cereals, dairy and more recently a number of vineyards, olive groves and a lavender farm.
The University of Melbourne Dookie Campus is an integral part of the community both for locals and tourists.
There is a developing network of walking/riding tracks which encourage passive recreation opportunities and the town takes pride in its heritage with an extensive historical collection available for public viewing.
With a popular local, the Gladstone Hotel, revamped park and BBQ facilities and milk bar, the town plays host to many visitors each year.
With its close proximity to Shepparton, Dookie makes a very attractive day trip for visitors.