Hinze Dam, Gilston
Hinze Dam, Gilston - Address
Address: Advancetown Road near Advancetown, Gilston, Gold Coast MC QLD, 4217
Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
Timings: 06:15 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Hinze Dam, Gilston
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.
Hinze Dam Information
- 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.
Hinze Dam Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
Hinze Dam Opening and Closing Hours
- The Visitor Information Centre is open 8.30am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday.
How To reach Hinze Dam by Public Transport
- Closest station : Nerang Railway Station, hire a car to reach Hinze Dam.
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