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“cafe on site”(4 reviews)
“view cafe”(6 reviews)
Gilston, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 5563 0313
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Will definitely come back to bike and kayak, loved the foods, scones and cream loved it all. Dam was at 100% still as glass, views go on forever.

Thank cey c
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Really nice spot to visit, we took our dogs but sadly there was nowhere for us to sit in or around the cafe with them. We were told dogs were not allowed in the cafe, however there was a lady in the cafe with a...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We met up with friends and had a walk around various spots at the dam.It would only take a couple of hours to see everything,Quite a romantic spot.Worth a visit then on to the natural bridge.

Thank Rod B
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Half hour drive from Gold Coast, signage easy to follow. Veiw cafe does breakfast and lunch, reasonably priced. Take your bike or scooter as you can rid across dam. Good for kids. Picnic facilities.

Thank Jenny A
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Hinze dam may be an engineering feat but it is a dam. Dams are a lot of concrete and rock. The information Centre does have a surprising treasure. The cafe has excellent fresh cooked food with a surprising menu. The specials were excellent. If you...More

1  Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The best views of Hinze dam can be taken from the visitor centre. The pristine blue lake, clear sky and multi-hued mountain scenery create postcard like pictures. Come on a sunny day to enjoy the views and have lunch out there as they also have...More

Thank Lulu N
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The husband and I visited the dam to walk its length. I'd suggest doing this early in the morning, as parts of the walk on top of the dam doesn't get any wind and when the sun is hot, it becomes quite a journey. A...More

Thank WanderingTraveller79
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The dam was a great day out, the weather plays a big factor but was still a great day, perfect for picnic, don't go on weekends it's to busy.

Thank John S
Reviewed 15 February 2017

not too far away from my home and nice place for open area activities. It is a good choice to have a drink or some sweet at the cafe shop.

Thank jodyandzhuzhu
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Best steak sandwich we've ever had. We go there often just for lunch. Amazing views from the cafe and a nice walk along the dam wall although that can get hot in the middle of the day.

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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!