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by Di Hill (subscribe)
I love writing, taking photos, travelling and enjoying life. I have a BA of Adult and Vocational Teaching and a Master of Arts (Writing). My business card says Writer, Traveller, Camera Addict, and Bamboo Fan www.dihill.com.au
Published August 29th 2019
Take the Camera to the Dam
I was staying a few days on the Gold Coast, and despite a busy schedule wanted to fit in a trip to the Hinterland, Springbrook area. I had never been before.

So, on my second last day set off early. I hadn't planned on visiting the HInze Dam, but when I saw the sign, I decided to check it out.I was impressed.

Hinze Dam Visitors Centre
The Hinze Dam Cafe and Centre


The Visitors Centre is an imposing building with meeting rooms, a cafe and bathroom facilities. It overlooks the dam.

Hinze Dam Visitors Centre, Gold Coast,
Views across the dam


There are displays with much information about the history of the area before the dam was created in 1976. The dam has been upgraded several times since.

Hinze Dam Visitors Centre, Gold Coast
Plenty of Information about the dam



There's no doubt you could spend a day there - there are plenty of places to walk, fantastic scenery and information about the history of the area. Many Queenslanders will remember Russ Hinze, a larger than life member of the state parliament. It was his grandparents who lived on the land and farmed it, before the dam was built. It was that family after whom the dam was named.

View Cafe, Hinze Dam
Coffee Anyone, with a View


There's plenty of parking, many walking paths, and lots to do. Fishing and boating is also available but you will need a permit, so check out the details on the website.

Dam Wall
The Dam Wall


Photographers - don't forget to take your camera/s.There are so many great opportunities for great shots.


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Why? Explore and Enjoy
When: Open 7 days a week
Phone: View Cafe 07 5563 0313
Where: Advancetown
Cost: Free to visit
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