Cotter Avenue Recreation Area

Cotter Avenue Recreation Area

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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.
  • Cotter playground
  • Family playing in the Autumn leaves
    Autumn fun
  • Picnic tables and barbeques
    Picnic tables and barbeques
  • Cotter Avenue playground
  • Cotter Ave
  • Cotter Ave
  • Cotter Ave

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Open at all times.

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

Cotter Avenue Recreation Area

Cotter Road, Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Barbeque

Carpark

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 150 REVIEWS

Ranked #19 of 225 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“Relaxing recreational area”

Reviewed on 03/06/2021

Located about 25-30km from downtown city centre, you can feel a million miles away from suburbia with a range of recreational options.
Relax in one of the parks along the river, stroll up to the...

Review by

Bruce M

“Very nice - but no regular food available.”

Reviewed on 13/02/2021

I like to come here for a drive to give my classic cars a bit of a run. It is a great drive down Urriara and then across to the Cotter.
On one recent visit there was a coffee van which was just great...

Review by

CorvettePete

“Fantastic location for a family Picnic”

Reviewed on 05/10/2020

This is a fantastic spot for a family picnic, lots of open space to sit down and a beautiful river nearby. There are multiple bbq areas and a large park for the kids. The dam is huge and amazing to...

Review by

alexu2013

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