For a couple of kilometres above its junction with the Murrumbidgee, the Gudgenby River is a huge sandpit, with the shallow waters of the Gudgenby flowing through it. Cleaner, clearer and gentler than the Murrumbidgee, the Gudgenby is a great place for toddler water play. The walking route is 200 to 300 metres return, mainly in the river bed itself. En route there is some unavoidable wading, usually shin-deep, on a sandy bottom. I will bring a lilo (air bed) for rides in the gentle current, and there are opportunities for blackberry picking. Meet at 9.45 am on Smith's Road, at the bridge where the road crosses the Gudgenby River, about 600 metres from the junction of Naas Road an Smith's Road - about 5 minutes drive past Tharwa. All sealed road, though the seal in the parking spot is a bit patchy.