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Cotter Reserve

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Cotter Road, Canberra 2004, Australia
+61 2 6205 0044
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Relaxing place

This place is amazing, great walkways as well as children's playground. Fantastic place for a BBQ... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
laine452
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Canberra, Australia
A hidden treasure right at our back door

Have been visiting Cotter reserve for many years in many different ways. We used to take the kids... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2018
Michelle R
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Canberra, Australia
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“dam wall” (13 reviews)
“shady trees” (6 reviews)
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Cotter Road, Canberra 2004, Australia
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+61 2 6205 0044
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"dam wall"
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"large playground"
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"family picnic"
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"deep space"
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"picnic area"
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"get togethers"
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"lovely place for a picnic"
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"per person per night"
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"refreshing swim"
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"plenty of picnic tables"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing, great walkways as well as children's playground. Fantastic place for a BBQ or picnic. In summer its lovely and shady and great for a paddle. The lookout for the dam is very interesting.

1  Thank laine452
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Have been visiting Cotter reserve for many years in many different ways. We used to take the kids out for BBQs and to paddle in the steams when they were small, then we continued heading out that way for family get togethers once they left...More

1  Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Canberra not many camping options in town. Cotter was perfect, just out of town has all the facilities you need including hot water. Lots of wildlife, gorgeous location to wake up to of a morning.

Thank na0mianders0n
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Pleasant spot with trees and the river. The dam is interesting and there is a new walkway on the opposite side of the small river. This takes you up either steps or a longer wheelchair-accessible path to a viewing area which looks across to the...More

Thank deirodeir
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This offers a nice and quiet place to relax and have a picnic. There are a couple of nice short trails. If you are lucky, you'll see the reserve overflowing and gives a nice view from the viewing platform. Nothing is extraordinary, but worth a...More

Thank abdfahim
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Such a fabulous place to enjoy walks & swim in the cool, clear river. Very interesting and informative with detailed pictures & stories about the building of the old & new dam. Something for everyone! A family favourite and wonderful place to take visitors.

Thank susan092014
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

I've been here a couple of times with the family. It's a great place to bring children, with a large playground, lots of shade and a river to swim or paddle in. There are some easy walks, or a more difficult one to the rim...More

Thank RobWinmar
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

The area is great for picnics. We loved the shady spots and picnic tables that were available. Lots of parking and facilities available.

Thank KMSM44
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Ample parking, great facilities and an abundance of open space (with plenty of shade) means Cotter remains a Canberra favourite. The new Cotter Dam is a sight to behold but for the kids it's a tight competition between the clear, flowing river and the fantastic...More

Thank Nick T
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Went to the Cotter Dam with friends for a picnic and to see the dam. Couldnt believe how pretty the picnic area was. Good amenities and play area as well.Dam has special meaning for me as my Dad helped build it in the 1950's. Was...More

Thank 198vera
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Shane S
11 December 2016|
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Response from Steveoco | Reviewed this property |
Hello : I'm not sure as I haven't camped out there. But I have seen people camping there, so there must be some facilities there
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holiday1962
5 November 2015|
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Response from Ruth B | Reviewed this property |
i'm sorry, I don't know....try looking at the Cotter Dam website. If the information isn't there, you can contact management through the site.
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Kathleen K
8 October 2015|
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Response from 508chaneller | Reviewed this property |
No dog - sorry - as it is a nature reserve
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