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Cotter Avenue Recreation Area

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

Overview

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.

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Cotter Road, Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 153 reviews

“Gorgeous Getaway Spot Nearby”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 8mos ago by Smurphy5

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.

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“Will never go back”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by Paul W

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...

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“Great for a picnic and for families”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2yrs ago by Honest12345678910

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 lovely

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  • Barbeque
  • Carpark
  • Picnic Area