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Cotter Reserve

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Cotter Road, Canberra 2004, Australia
+61 2 6205 0044
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Great picnic Spot

Have visited numerous times. Take the walk and read the history of the a Dam. Some great 4WD tracks... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
diannehamer
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Canberra, Australia
Place with potential

The new Dam Wall is so so, but the Cotter was once an isolated place in the countryside but now the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SirRacket
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Canberra
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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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"bbq facilities"
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"large playground"
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"family picnic"
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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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"deep space"
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"refreshing swim"
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"plenty of picnic tables"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Have visited numerous times. Take the walk and read the history of the a Dam. Some great 4WD tracks in the neighbouring reservecwith views for miles including of the space tracking station.. if you are lucky you can get a coffee from the man in...More

Thank diannehamer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The new Dam Wall is so so, but the Cotter was once an isolated place in the countryside but now the encroaching suburbs and improved roads means it is a short drive from Canberra City past the new shoe boxes being built to accommodate Canberra's...More

1  Thank SirRacket
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit for a taste of nature, the children can play on the playground or walk along the creek and explore. Plenty of parking and both undercover and open places to picnic. A walk to the dam and along the walkways, there...More

1  Thank Canberrascooter
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took four members of our family who had left Canberra several years ago to see the Reserve and the Dam on their recent visit. All were very impressed and were delighted with the car trip out. A perfect place in warmer weather for a...More

Thank StephenR285
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

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 18 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 14 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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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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