Hinze Dam

Gold Coast MC, Gold Coast Area

South East Queensland's AUD395 Million Hinze Dam was originally constructed in 1976, later raised 15 metres in 1989 and recently upgraded in 2011. The large embankment and un-gated spillway across the Nerang River provides water security and flood mitigation to the Gold Coast.

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.

For anglers with a permit and electric outboard motor (sail or paddle craft) this is a playground for hooking golden and silver perch, saratoga, Mary River cod and Australian bass from either The Western (Nerang Murwillumbah Road) or Eastern Boat Ramp (Little Nerang and Range Roads).

There are four picnic and barbecue areas with nearby playgrounds for the kids and onlookers, plus a state-of-the-art educational interpretive centre perched above the parklands and lake.

Open Times

Public Holiday: The gates at Hinze Dam are open every day, from 6am to 6pm. The Visitor Information Centre is open 8.30am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday and public holidays. The Centre is closed Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day. ...... 0600 - 1800


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Tour Desk
  • Walking Tracks

Other Information


Disabled parking and toilets are available.
Advancetown Road
Gold Coast MC, Gold Coast Area

Find What's Nearby

Choose a category:
Min: Max:
Displaying 1-10 of 38
Sort by:
From AU$185.00 - 265.00
Clandulla Cottages and Farmstay is a tranquil and private farmstay holiday getaway featuring self contained accommodation. Located in the Gold Coast Hinterland at the foot of Tamborine Mountain, their farmstay is just a one hour drive from Brisbane and an easy 40 minute drive from the Gold Coast. Clandulla Cottages and Farmstay are nestled in some of the Scenic Rim Regions most beautiful countryside and on the doorstep of award-winning wineries and the best equine stables and polo fields. Whether you're looking for adventure or just some peace and relaxation, Clandulla Cottages and Farmstay has something for everyone. They even offer facilities for you to bring your own horse, perfect for those who are attending one of the many equine events in the area.

Cedar Glen Farmstay

Beaudesert, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$295.00 - 495.00
Cedar Glen has been in the Stephen's family since 1882, and they've been hosting visitors to the farm for over 30 years. Located just 90 minutes from Brisbane or the Gold Coast in the beautiful Lost World Valley, this spectacular 1050 acre property is home to beef cattle, Arabian horses, milking cows, sheep, pigs, kangaroos and poultry. A real highlight of Cedar Glen is the activities they have to offer. Imagine the kids' excitement as they get to feed the animals twice daily, or try their hand at milking the house cow each morning. Don't miss the opportunity to take a horse ride through some of South East Queensland's most spectacular country - riders of all ages and experience are catered for. You can also learn how to throw a returning boomerang and crack the Australian stock whip while enjoying a cup of billy tea and freshly made damper. Guests can stay in the original 1901 homestead, or choose one of three historic cottages which have been renovated to maintain the charm and authenticity of a bygone era. All buildings are surrounded by wide verandas perfect for soaking up the country views and self catering or fully-catered packages are available.

Tommerups Dairy Farmstay

Kerry, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$135.00 - 250.00
Tommerup's Dairy Farm is a working farm providing visitors with genuine country hospitality, charming cottage accommodation and a chance to escape the relentless pace of city life. Located just 75 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast in the picturesque Lost World region of the Scenic Rim, Tommerup's Dairy Farm is perfect for your next holiday. The 200 acre farm is home to cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks and of course, your hosts, The Tommerup family; sixth generation farmers. Milking cows in a real working dairy is always a thrill for children and adults alike. Don't miss the opportunity to join in on the daily animal feeding and egg collecting. A rustic 1880s renovated farm cottage offers charming country accommodation with all the modern conveniences. Get your hands dirty with the many activities available or just lose yourself in the serenity. The beautiful farm and Lost World area provides a range of options for holiday adventures; drop a line in the Albert River, laze away the hours with a good book and a picnic by the creek, bushwalk in nearby Lamington National Park or take a short drive to the nearby country towns of Boonah and Rathdowney.

Escarpment Retreat and Day Spa

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$265.00 - 650.00
The Escarpment Retreat and Day Spa is an international award-winning mountain rainforest sanctuary perched on top of Mt Tamborine. Set on four acres of botanical gardens, complete with flowing stream, small waterfall and cliff views as far as the coast. Their villas feature cedar floors, wood fireplace, private balcony, king size four poster bed, decadent deep spa bath. Be welcomed by glasses of bubbly and chocolates. Awake refreshed and enjoy a complimentary homemade fully cooked breakfast in their dining room overlooking the rainforest. The Edge House perched on a cliff has stunning views and accommodates up to six people in three bedrooms. Designed for self-catering, it has a fully equipped kitchen, two viewing platforms, log fireplaces, a triple spa bath and two bathrooms. They offer delicious two course dinners for two delivered direct to your front door in clay tagines. Put your feet up in their private Gold Class Cinema or experience a rejuvenating massage in their award-winning Day Spa. They offer massage packages, facials, couples massages and the highest quality organic products. Bookings in advance are essential. The Escarpment Retreat is owned by Oozz Holiday, providers of luxury accommodation on Mt Tamborine and Sanctuary Cove.

Kellarni Downs Farmstay Kooralbyn

Kooralbyn, Scenic Rim Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$280.00 - 280.00
Kellarni Downs is an Equestrian Property with an Olympic size dressage arena and show jumps. Take a trail ride around the area and more, in the beautiful Kooralbyn Valley. Holiday with your dogs and horses, whilst staying in their four bedroom, three bathroom lodge which sleeps eight people and is fully self contained with swimming pool and entertainment areas. There is also free wi-fi for guests. Some features of the Lodge are an open fireplace, pool/snooker table, pot belly stove, spa bath, air conditioning and fans throughout the home. They are close to many sights in and around the Scenic Rim. Four stables are available as well as paddocks.

The Mouses House - Rainforest Retreat

Springbrook, Gold Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$220.00 - 355.00
The Mouses House Rainforest Retreat in Springbrook is arguably the most unique chalet accommodation resort of its type in Australia located in the World Heritage listed Springbrook National Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The Mouses House Retreat, consists of 13 delightful Rainforest Chalets built next to picturesque views and sounds of a cascading mountain stream right in front of your chalet. Each individual chalet has a fully equipped kitchen, wood fireplace, reverse-cycle air conditioning, separate bedroom, plasma television, DVD player, stereo radio system , telephone, free use of a iPad, free and fast Wi-fi Internet, combined lounge and dining room, private balcony with barbecues. All chalets have their own private in chalet two person triangle spa baths with views into the rainforest. One chalet has disabled facilities. All their Luxury Stream Chalets have an extra private outside Hot Tub! At night possums will visit each chalet and can be hand fed. Why not spoil yourself with an in-chalet Swedish Body massage or stroll 400 metres to the start of the magnificent four kilometre 'Twin Falls' Rainforest walk. Weekend tariffs apply for Friday and Saturday nights. Cheaper to stay during weekdays.

nightfall wilderness camp

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$455.00 - 795.00
In a relatively untouched pocket of Lost World paradise, nightfall's luxury tent camp sits delicately beside the crystal-clear tumbling headwaters of Christmas Creek and Queensland's ancient Lamington National Park rainforests. The nightfall 'glamping' (luxury camping) experience steps away from the excess' and complications of modern life. Less becomes more. Luxury is redefined by architect-inspired, hand-built, permanent safari tents; sumptuous fire-cooked cuisine and the relaxed feeling of staying with old friends. The pared-back surrounds, pure fresh air and tranquil forest are conductive to rest and rejuvenation. Heart, body and spirit are nurtured through a tonic of immersion in nature, evocative nights under-the-stars and inspired custom-designed luxury tent accommodation (with fireplaces for winter). nightfall camp is limited to only six travellers at any one time, ensuring privacy, intimacy and conviviality. Couples relish the seclusion of their private tents, mixing with like-minded experiential travellers and sharing the tree-change lifestyle of nightfall's hosts.

Crebra Farmhouse

Kerry, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$200.00 - 200.00
Spectacular accommodation overlooking their beautiful dairy farm. Relax and unwind, soak up the beautiful farm views, explore the bush, go fishing in the river or visit the dairy. Stay in stunning Crebra Farmhouse situated in the pretty Kerry Valley, only 15 minutes south of Beaudesert and just over an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Lamington National Park is close with Duck Creek Road only one kilometre away. Fishing for native bass or the pest fish carp is popular, as is exploring the hills and views. With enough room for extended family get togethers, Crebra Farmhouse is the perfect venue for families wanting to catch up. The oldies relax and the kids have fun. As a Crebra Farmhouse guest you have access to approximately 200 hectares of the dairy farm "Glenaulin" and around two kilometres of Albert River frontage. Follow the winding cattle tracks, sketch the Jinbroken Range in the west, spy on the platypus, paddle and fish along the river for a kilometre or two or simply unwind with a wine in front of the fireplace.

Christmas Creek Recreation Centre

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$70.00 - 130.00
Christmas Creek Recreation Centre and Christmas Creek Cafe offer seven cabins, catering and venue hire. Besides the tranquil surroundings and comfortable accommodation one of the great things being on holidays there is you don't have to cook. Settle in and enjoy their country style food. It's a place where kids can freely explore. Open seven days a week, the facility offers Family and Group accommodation. It's ideal for private functions, youth camps, sporting groups and corporate groups. They are an outdoor recreational facility based on the edge of Lamington National Park, south west of Beaudesert, Scenic Rim. It's approximately 80 to 90 minutes to theme parks. Located on the banks of Christmas Creek, it's a place where you can explore, go bushwalking and enjoy the pristine waters of Christmas Creek. The centre has accommodation for 69 guests for minimum of one or two night stays, providing fully catered meals or self catering in their shared kitchen. There is a fully equipped dining room, fireplace, and dance floor which can be used for private functions. Join in some more activities or workshops on site, as well as full sized basketball and tennis courts. There are farm tours and animal feeding nearby.

Pethers Rainforest Retreat

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$275.00 - 400.00
Pethers is a luxurious boutique retreat with just 10 secluded, individual and private Tree Houses all offering a magnificent sub-tropical rainforest vista. Pethers is exclusively designed for adults. Each Tree House offers a private spa for two, fireplace, king size bedroom, entertainment system, lounge and dining areas with five metre high glass windows leading to an outdoor balcony and overlooks spectacular surrounds. Pethers Main Lodge features a massive open sided and elevated fire place, a towering seven metre curved roof and glass windows which overlook untouched, ancient rainforest. The Main Lodge also features Pethers Rainforest Restaurant which creates an array of exquisite tastes and outstanding cuisine. They invite you to visit Pethers - unwind and relax in your private Tree House, enjoy a range of pampering massages and spa treatments and discover the natural beauty and attractions of Mount Tamborine.
No Results Message
Displaying 1-10 of 38
Sort by:

Explore the Region