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Hinze Dam

Hinze Dam

The Hinze Dam has a catchment area of 207 square kilometres and serves as the main water supply and flood mitigation to residents on the Gold Coast.

Visitors to the Gold Coast can come and see this huge structure which is located just 22kms west of Surfers Paradise.

Hinze Dam Fishing Spots, Camping & Cafe Address Map

The Hinze Dam was constructed in 1976, upgraded in 1989 when it was raised 15 metres and then upgraded again in 2011. The dam can hold 395 million litres of water and pools into a reservoir called Advancetown Lake. This lake is widely used by residents and visitors to the Gold Coast as an outdoor recreational facility.

There are many activities which take place near Hinze Dam including walking, horse riding, hiking trails and cycling. On the dam itself, you will find many people boating in the lake, fishing and paddleboarding. Electric-powered watercraft, sailcraft and paddle craft are permitted on the lake, but please note that a fishing permit is required for fishing in the lake.

The catchment area of 207 square kilometres includes the Numinbah Valley and Springbrook Plateau, which pools into a 3700-acre reservoir called Advancetown Lake. This lake 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.

Many people come to the Hinze Dam to picnic with family and friends as there are many picnic and BBQ areas located nearby with playgrounds to children. The following locations have picnic facilities available including tables and BBQ’s: Picnic Parkland (Advancetown Road), Pocket Park (Advancetown Road), Waterside Park (Advancetown Road), Western Boat Ramp (Nerang-Murwillumbah Road). Hinze Dam is pet-friendly and dogs on leashes are permitted in the following areas: Picnic Parkland, Pocket Park, Pathway from Picnic Parkland to the Upper Car Park.

There is also a visitor information centre located at the dam which will provide visitors with information about the dam itself as well as the greater Hinterland region. A cafe is located nearby where visitors can purchase sit down meals or take away snacks as well as coffee and cold drinks.


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Hinze Dam's Gate
Open Daily: 6am - 6pm

Visitor Information Centre
Monday to Saturday: 8.30am - 5pm
Sunday and public holidays: 10am - 4pm
Closed Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day

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