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Cotter Reserve

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Cotter Road, Canberra 2004, Australia
+61 2 6205 0044
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Lovely park area

Visited this spot recently and what a lovely out-of-the-bustle area. The dam wall is spectacular... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
diannefegan
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Gold Coast, Australia
Peace with great views and very good kids playground

The whole area at Cotter Reserve is lovely to wander through. you can see how the "new" dam... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Les_Landau
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Canberra, Australia
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“dam wall” (10 reviews)
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Cotter Road, Canberra 2004, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this spot recently and what a lovely out-of-the-bustle area. The dam wall is spectacular and the park itself, with the stream running through it, is a delight. Great for families, or even just on your own to amble through.

Thank diannefegan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The whole area at Cotter Reserve is lovely to wander through. you can see how the "new" dam compares with the old (70 times the water capacity). If you are able, then walk up to the top of the dam, but what is even better,...More

Thank Les_Landau
Reviewed 15 July 2017 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 27 June 2017

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

1  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 7 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
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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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