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Cotter Reserve

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Cotter Road, Canberra 2004, Australia
+61 2 6205 0044
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Great place for a picnic

Went to the Cotter Dam with friends for a picnic and to see the dam. Couldnt believe how pretty the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wollongong, Australia
We saw it so we stopped and had a look

For nerds like us we enjoyed the educational part of this nice and peaceful place,including the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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“dam wall” (13 reviews)
Cotter Road, Canberra 2004, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For nerds like us we enjoyed the educational part of this nice and peaceful place,including the historic value, but nobody else was there

Thank leroypurple
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether taking a walk along the pathways, paddling your feet in the water or just watching the wildlife, The Cotter Reserve has something for everyone. Barbecue facilities, children's playground, amenities and grassland... you can have a really good time in the great outdoors. A really...More

Thank ForeverYoung50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a truly relaxing place this is. First time there for a family birthday function and we were pleasantly surprised at the facilities and lovely ambience of the reserve. With the river running through the almost park like surrounds, it really is a rewarding experience....More

Thank David W
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We decided to stop here on our way back from the Deep Space Complex. What a lovely and quaint spot we found! Great way to stretch your legs, easy to explore and accessible to the dam wall. Lots of photo ops!

Thank Cinqa
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Lots of bbq's and space for the family to enjoy a day out. It's a short walk to the dam wall and there's alternative walking paths up the river. Very well maintained.

Thank Gmcanulty
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We drove through the Cotter Reserve and stopped at several spots after we had visited the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex in Tidbinbilla. We were taken by surprise. What a lovely haven of parks, picnic areas as well as wonderful tracks for walking and cycling....More

Thank Jacqueline J
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Fantastic day trip from Canberra! So beautiful and great for all ages. The drive is easy and plenty of parking.

Thank TomLikesHisFood
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Cotter is always worth visiting. It is restful and a nice drive out of the city at any time of year.

Thank SusieS994
Reviewed 16 October 2017

It had been about 20 years since we had been to the Cotter Reserve. Still a wonderful area. Loved the river and the views. It brought back many happy memories of white-water kayaking when the water was high. Great for families, camping and exploring this...More

Thank Anita T
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Questions & Answers
Shane S
11 December 2016|
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
5 November 2015|
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.
Kathleen K
8 October 2015|
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Response from 508chaneller | Reviewed this property |
No dog - sorry - as it is a nature reserve