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Great family day out

Bring a picnic explore the Bush below the dam then get the kids to scooter across the dam 😀 No... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Arundel, Australia
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It was, as expected, an impressive structure. Our visit would have been better if the visitor... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2019
London, United Kingdom
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Gilston, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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All reviews information centre view cafe across the bridge the gold coast walk or cycle short video boat ramp half day trip water supply nice walk interesting place points of interest coffee and cake impressive structure morning tea couple of hours surfers paradise
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This review for cafe only. We ordered Scone with jam and cream. Sadly cream was straight out of a can. How hard is it for a restaurant to whip a bit of Fresh cream? The Scone was dense anyway so all round a bad choice....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A slightly rainy day on the Gold Coast so we drove up to Tamborine, stopping at Hinze dam on the way. The view was okay (lots of foreign tourists were taking lots of photos).

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank malomax
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding views The walk along the top of the Dam is just over two K, ok for wheelchair access. The cafe is the perfect place to sit and enjoy the views as you enjoy the good food and drink at the end of your walk....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank grahamclarke7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bring a picnic explore the Bush below the dam then get the kids to scooter across the dam 😀 No where near the space to picnic that was around in the 80’s but a nice place to chill with friends and family.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 328leonw
Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

Great visitors centre and cafe, nice walk across the dam, good for bike and scooter riding, nice views.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank dracothraxus
Reviewed April 4, 2019

Amazing beautiful scenery, incredible huge lake designed to be wildlife friendly, loved the views and the surrounding countryside. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank yvbu
Reviewed March 23, 2019

This is a good place to take visitors or just yourself. Very impressive since the Dam wall was raised. Currently it is near capacity and a great spectacle.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gerald E
Reviewed February 25, 2019

no active exhibits theatre not working location very windy .and exposed no protection Poor for gold coast tourism.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Warren K
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

It was, as expected, an impressive structure. Our visit would have been better if the visitor centre and cafe had been open when we were there (4.15 weekday afternoon)

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DavidG897
Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

Good see the dam construction Can spend 2 hours at this place Have coffee at this place and start off

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sanjay-Killi
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April 26, 2019|
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Response from Kathy A | Reviewed this property |
Possibly due to the drought. A lot of wildlife has either moved to more suitable places or unfortunately died
Jennie R
April 17, 2019|
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Response from Jenny R | Reviewed this property |
Thanks to all who answered. It is a big area. I don’t remember much play equipment but I think it would be a lovely place for a picnic.
Alan B
February 3, 2019|
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Response from 53wanderer | Reviewed this property |
My guest has mobility issues, so having a BBQ was out for us, but I did note that the position of the BBQ was such that the water would not have been visible. Such a shame. Previously it was a lovely location for picnics and... More