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Cotter Reserve

#22 of 220 things to do in Canberra Features Animals
Cotter Road, Canberra 2004, Australia
+61 2 6205 0044
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Nice spot

Good place to spend an hour. There is some nice spots along the way here also if you go for a day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kyle C
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great place

is good place for pick nicks, camping holidays. since the fire at cottor reserve the ACT HAS NOT... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Weston, Australia
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“dam wall” (10 reviews)
Cotter Road, Canberra 2004, Australia
+61 2 6205 0044
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to spend an hour. There is some nice spots along the way here also if you go for a day trip.

Thank Kyle C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

is good place for pick nicks, camping holidays. since the fire at cottor reserve the ACT HAS NOT REPLACED THE COTTOR TAVEN the brain dead state government will not put back the great taven at the cottor reserve as there is no longer any where...More

Thank ray12031924
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Went here for Mothers Day BBQ and it was lovely, despite the weather. Lots of open play areas for the kids to run around and plenty of picnic tables to set up your lunch. Only criticism would be the lack of sheltered areas now, once...More

Thank Leesa M
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is a lovely place for picnics. Plenty of shade trees, barbecues, picnic tables and seats. Great kids playground. Wheelchair accessible walk to view the new dam information and discovery walk. Easy drive from the city and suburbs.

Thank _mariesmith12606
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We went there for a family picnic. The BBQ facilities are clean & plentiful & tables & chairs nearby. Huge trees for shade in summer. Being autumn (fall) the leaves are falling & our grandchildren loved playing in them. The bathroom facilities are very clean...More

1  Thank themotherdingo
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I've coupled this report in with our visit to Bundanoon Park simply because I cannot get the Trip Advisor programme to recognise Bundanoon. This is a designated wildlife park that covers a vast area. It's only about 30/40 minutes drive from Canberra, so is easily...More

1  Thank Ratho099
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Our large extended family had a Christmas eve party and barbecue here last year. There were only several other family groups visiting, and we had easy access to gas barbecues, dappled shade, and car parking right nearby. We walked up to the dam after lunch,...More

Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 17 February 2017

A beautiful spot only 30 mins from the city. Great BBQ facilities and lots of flora and fauna as well as the dam to view.

Thank bjcasey2017
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Well maintained park. Had a refreshing swim in the river on a very hot day and was entertained by the birdlife. Lovely place for a picnic.

Thank MainStreetRevelation
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a lovely are for a picnic. It has facilities, some shelter and grassed areas. Nice place for an outing and there is a nice walk to view the new dam wall. Unfortunately the reserve is not pet friendly.

Thank Anthony H
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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
4 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