Family playing in the Autumn leaves

Cotter Avenue recreation area

The Cotter Avenue is a popular recreation venue ideal for picnics, swimming, fishing, bushwalking and relaxation. Facilities include short walking tracks to the Cotter Dam and river and limited camping at the adjacent Cotter Campground.

Take the Cotter Dam Discovery Trail, lined with stories of Canberra's water history. It features a 16-metre wide, amphitheatre style viewing platform with majestic views of the dam wall.

Around the corner from the dam is Casuarina Sands with BBQ facilities, picnic tables, shaded areas, playground equipment, access to swimming, ample parking and disabled access.

The Cotter Avenue is 23 km from the city centre.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Open at all times.

ENTRY COSTS

Free

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TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER RATING

Ranked #24 of 196 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

AWARDS

Certificate of Excellence 2016

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS

Beautiful picnic spot in Canberra's colourful autumn

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Maybe I've just got a lot of sentimental childhood memories about Cotter reserve, but I always love it there. I think of warm autumn afternoons, playing on the swings, scuffling through the endless...

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Nature and beauty

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Since the upgrade it is a beautiful spot to go for a walk or "converse with nature". The sound of water flowing is always calming. Good place to sit and read a book, paint or do photography even take...

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Beautiful Sunday lunch.

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This is a beautiful part of the world with free barbecues in a number of areas and is a lovely way to unwind after a hard day doing the Canberra tourist beat. The venue is close to town and our group...

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ADDRESS

Cotter Road, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2000

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FEATURES

  • Barbeque
  • Carpark
  • Picnic Area