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Cotter Reserve

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Address: Cotter Road, Canberra 2004, Australia
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Calm reserve for picnics and family get togethers.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Shirley W

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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, viewed the displays then walked along the banks of the creek. A main feature of... More 

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Thank Shirley W
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank bjcasey2017
Foster, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank MainStreetRevelation
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Anthony H
Kaniva, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Possibly Australia's best natural campground. Our second visit here. Beautiful peaceful river setting. Rangers call every morning. We stayed in peak season and although the campground was very busy, it was surprisingly quiet with virtually no noise after 10pm Hot 3.5 min showers & flushing toilets - cleaned daily. BBQ facilities, picnic tables and heaps to do in the nearby... More 

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1 Thank Yarrockster
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a family favourite place to visit throughout the year. There are playgrounds, fishing spots, BBQ areas, swimming places and large grassed areas for relaxing. There are marked parking areas and the road is tarred all the way. You only have to walk 50 metres to the water from you car and there are plenty of shady trees to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Really nice place, out of the city. Facilities were really good, the setting is beautiful, so recommend this to anyone wanting to get out and about for a picnic, a walk, swim or just relax.

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1 Thank Brett F
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We've visited Cotter Reserve (and Cotter Dam) a couple of times now and have enjoyed each time. It is beautiful spot to spend the day. There's a couple of easy trails with one to the top of the dam wall (best time to go is the beginning of Spring) and another to see the display for the recent dam constructions.... More 

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1 Thank chazantony
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The Cotter Reserve shows the signs of the recent construction activity to raise the dam wall. Some nice walks have been constructed with good information boards outlining the history of the area. There are good picnic and playground facilities for kids. The older areas are

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Thank Graham C
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

A great place to chill out for a few hours with the kids. Playground, bbq's , plenty of shade and essy walks

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