In 2010, the river flowed over the crossing throughout the whole year, which is unusual. This place is a favourite haunt of water birds that catch fish as they swirl over the crossing. Boats can be launched from here, and for people who fish or simply enjoy looking for birds, this place is perfect.
Often I see kids catching yabbies, building cubby houses and generally 'mucking about' at the Old Crossing. These children revel in the freedom to explore, take reasonable risks and have fun.
For me, I love the Old Crossing, especially when the reflections of river red gums are mirrored on the surface water. It's a place that breathes history, enjoyment -- and serenity.