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“cafe on site”(4 reviews)
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Gilston, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 5563 0313
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Stopped for a quick visit on the way to Natural Bridge. There is a visitors centre with a cafe which looked very clean. You can walk across the top of the dam. Would be great to see when the spillway is open.

Thank Beckinoz
Reviewed 2 June 2014

It is awesome to visit when the report is that the spillways are open after the floods have been on the gold coast, it is a sight to be seen

Thank nosurf
Reviewed 28 May 2014

A great walk across the top of the dam with excellent photo opportunities. Educational displays and staff to assist and explain. Environmental issues addressed and explained in the construction and maintenance of the dam including the assisting of migratory fish into the dam to breed...More

Thank Aurora945
Reviewed 19 May 2014

I had no idea that the raising of the Hinze Dam project was accompanied by such a beautiful new information centre and well designed parkland complex. We stopped by to see the engineering works and new dam wall, and ended up staying a few hours....More

1  Thank Michael P
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Good information on the upgrading of the dam. Fantastic views, very peaceful. Check out all the picnic area around the dam. Landscaping is so simple it doesnt intrude on the HUGE panoramic views. A wonderful place to visit.

Thank blw_jeckyll
Reviewed 21 April 2014

An awe inspiring dam surrounded by magnificent views. There is an interesting visitors information gallery and educational facilities. There is a café selling good quality food and drinks. Visitors are able to walk or cycle out across the dam, children however will need to be...More

Thank Allan R
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Before the recent raising of the wall Hinze Dam was a great family venue with picnic spots by the water. Well that is all gone and it is not what it used to be. Oh, well. But it is still worth a visit. There are...More

1  Thank MortimerEG
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We decided to have a drive up thru Mudgeeraba and Gilston yesterday , and ended up at the dam , I hadnt been here in about 5 years , and now that the height of the dam wall has been raised I was pleasantly surprised...More

1  Thank John A
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Have been here number of times over the years and its looking really lovely since the dam wall has been raised

2  Thank Palmbeachgal
Reviewed 28 April 2013

A great job has been done on the extension of the dam, but it is a pity that they put the picnic area in the gully in front of the stone wall, which means no view, and must be terribly hot in summer.

3  Thank Marian0611
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16 November 2015|
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Response from David E | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the picnic and BBQ arrangements have changed, and unfortunately some of the facilities have improved and some are less conducive to picnics and BBQ. The facilities are great, but different to before. For new visitors... More
Edna M
11 February 2015|
Response from AussieTravellers2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are, on a lead and controlled, dogs are welcome at Hinze Dam.
Edna M
11 February 2015|
Response from Tachyang L | Reviewed this property |
on leash, yes!