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, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Barbeque

Carpark

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 148 REVIEWS

Ranked #18 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“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

“Very pretty”

Reviewed on 30/12/2019

There are a few different picnicking areas in this Reserve. We were there on a warm day and enjoyed going down to the river on our first stop and then having a picnic. We then travelled further on to...

Review by

Wen3938

“Amazing Find”

Reviewed on 06/11/2019

We travelled from Melbourne for the Melbourne Cup weekend. I had never been before and it was beautiful! Plenty of wildlife visiting the park. Kangaroos visiting throughout the day, platypus in...

Review by

176annettet

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