27-Jan-2002 -- My brother, David Thompson, is a keen confluence point visitor. I am a keen bridge player and drove from Melbourne to Canberra and back in late January to play in the Australian Summer Festival of Bridge (read all about it at the Australian Bridge Federation web site).
David suggested that I visit this confluence because it is a short detour if you happen to be passing through Gundagai. Armed with his GPS and digital camera, we set off to visit the confluence, with a side trip to a week of bridge. I was keen to do the visit and my step-son Mike was keen to come along because he had no other way to get home!
Getting to the confluence was quite easy - with the help of directions supplied at the Dog on the Tuckerbox. Travelling south on the Hume, take the first exit to Gundagai. Follow the road for a few minutes and turn west at the intersection with the Poet's Recall hotel.
This road goes west underneath the Hume and then swings to the north. After a few kilometres, turn left onto Reno Rd and follow it to the very end - up through the rolling hills west of Gundagai, continue along the unsealed road, over a bunch of metal grids and stop at the gate.
We parked the car within 50 or so metres of the confluence and had an easy walk down a little incline, across a narrow (dried up) creek bed and 10-15 metres up to a nice spot near a little dam.
Brilliant blue sky, dry golden grass, a few sheep in the background - if you love the sunburnt country, this a prime example of it.
The poor guy who visited this confluence first had dud batteries in his GPS and had to leave it running off his car battery while he stepped out the distance to the confluence. Actually from his photos, it looks like he got his shoe size wrong and wound up on top of the ridge instead of a way further down.