Hinze Dam provides the photographer in you a great opportunity to add some beautiful visuals to your collection. The dam offers you a mesmerizing view accompanied by information on environmental causes and concerns. While taking a walk here, you are free to access the newly built information centre and parkland complex. You can also spend a considerable amount of time discovering the process of migratory fish put into the dam to breed annually.
Hinze Dam was originally constructed in 1976, later raised 15 metres in 1989 and recently upgraded in 2011. The large embankment and un-gated spillway across the Nerang River provides water security and flood mitigation to the Gold Coast. The lake here provides recreational users with walking and horse riding trails and is a popular stop off for lycra-clad cyclists passing through the Gold Coast Hinterland.
For anglers with a permit and electric outboard motor (sail or paddle craft) this is a playground for hooking golden and silver perch, Saratoga, Mary River cod and Australian bass from either The Western (Nerang Murwillumbah Road) or Eastern Boat Ramp (Little Nerang and Range Roads).
There are four picnic and barbecue areas with nearby playgrounds for kids and onlookers, plus a state-of-the-art educational interpretive centre perched above the parklands and lake. – You can undertake various activities ranging from canoeing to sailing while visiting the dam.
- The weather is pleasant throughout the day but can get hot or very cold so take a judgment accordingly.
- Dogs are not allowed.
- Swimming is discouraged.
- Definitely eat at the café, visitors swear by the food served here.
- Entry is free.
- The Visitor Information Centre is open 8.30am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday.
- Closest station : Nerang Railway Station, hire a car to reach Hinze Dam.
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95% of people who visit Gilston include Hinze Dam in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
53.5% of people start their Hinze Dam visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Hinze Dam
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hinze Dam
People normally club together Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area- Eastern Section and Robina Town Centre while planning their visit to Hinze Dam.
People also prefer to start their day with Hinze Dam.