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.
TripAdvisor Traveller RatingBased on 153 reviews
“Gorgeous Getaway Spot Nearby”
Fantastic escape for walks and picnics. Loved coming here. Did it twice in one week. Esp in the warm weather. Fall is gorgeous with all the trees and their autumn colours.Read the full review on TripAdvisor
“Will never go back”
The ACT seems to believe Covid restrictions still need to be in place. Newsflash - the world has moved on and using this as an excuse to leave the campsite unstaffed is appalling. The staff we met...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
“Great for a picnic and for families”
Great location for a picnic or to enjoy nature with family! It can get very busy, so bring food, water and sunscreen but its so lovelyRead the full review on TripAdvisor
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