Cotter Campground (ACT) Enquiry

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 09, 2016 at 14:45
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Hi all,
I'm just after some feedback with respect to how busy this place is.
We've a 4WD camper trailer & completely self-sufficient. Looking to visit Canberra this September (outside of the NSW School Holiday fortnight), but being so close to Canberra I'd expect it busy all year round. We're happy to camp but like a bit of space & privacy where possible. Hence my question.
I'm just trying to avoid driving all the way through Canberra after a long drive if the campground is going to be full upon arrival . So I'm happy to receive any honest feedback. Thanks.
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Reply By: garrycol - Thursday, Jun 09, 2016 at 16:13

Thursday, Jun 09, 2016 at 16:13
Packed at peak periods but OK at other times.

See HERE
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Follow Up By: Member - Terry W4 - Thursday, Jun 09, 2016 at 16:57

Thursday, Jun 09, 2016 at 16:57
Every time I drive past it (which is about at least once a fortnight) I am surprised that there are always people using it. Mixture of tents, caravans and campers.

Agree in good weather it will be packed but September is still a bit cool in Canberra so should be fine.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Thursday, Jun 09, 2016 at 18:53

Thursday, Jun 09, 2016 at 18:53
You will see a number of the same camps, vans etc each time you drive past so some people are living there on a permanent basis.
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Thursday, Jun 09, 2016 at 16:34

Thursday, Jun 09, 2016 at 16:34
Hi Greta Bunyip, not sure why the post didn't link the Cotter Campground page we have published in our Places database for you automatically, so I've just linked it to this post. Hopefully the information there will be of some use to you.
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Reply By: B1B2 - Thursday, Jun 09, 2016 at 18:17

Thursday, Jun 09, 2016 at 18:17
TGB,
We stayed there last year overnight (in our caravan) and then on to the Canberra South CP for a few days to attend the Dawn Service. Cotters was busy, but surprisingly the Canberra Caravan Park was empty if you didn't need power. The CP on the website said it was totally booked out, so don't believe that. The area was huge to camp on and grassy. Don't know about facilities as we didn't use them.
I would stay there again.

Cheers,
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Thursday, Jun 09, 2016 at 18:57

Thursday, Jun 09, 2016 at 18:57
If you stayed at the Canberra South CP it is a wonder you got out with all your goods and chattels as that CP does not have a great reputation locally - too many bogans.

That is why it was empty.
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Reply By: Gundarooster - Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 10:08

Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 10:08
If you want peace and quiet and a bit of space dont go to Cotter.

Gundaroo Recreational ground's a better option only a little further from Canberra CBD (North) , nice little village with Pub, Grocery store with cafe, Pizza Cafe and 5 star restraunt. Fee is by modest donation. Normally you can expect to share the whole ground with one or two other campers at most. You will need to be self contained as only toilets are provided, no powered sites and no showers.

Don't plan to be ther for the October LWE because thats the Gundaroo Music Festival and the place will be packed with no camping on site.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 12:57

Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 12:57
23km from Cotter vs 38km from Gundaroo
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Follow Up By: Gundarooster - Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 13:58

Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 13:58
Yes, but you can walk to the pub and cafes etc in Gundaroo as compared to Cotter where il's a 15km drive!!
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