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Monthly Run - Saturday - Gold Coast

  • 24 Jul 2021
  • 11:30 AM
  • View Cafe: Hinze Dam

The Hinze Dam is a rock and earth-fill embankment dam with an un-gated spillway across the Nerang River in the Gold Coast hinterland of South East, Queensland, Australia. The main purpose of the dam is for potable water supply of the Gold Coast region. The impounded reservoir is called Advancetown Lake. The earthfill dam structure is 108 metres high and 1,850 metres long. The 4,261-thousand-cubic-metre dam wall holds back the 310,730-megalitre reservoir when at full capacity. From a catchment area of 207 square kilometres that includes the Numinbah Valley and Springbrook Plateau, with most being contained within state forests and national parks, the dam creates Advancetown Lake, with a surface area of 1,500 hectares. 

We will be visiting the Hinze Dam and partaking of lunch (at members’ expense) at the View Café, 100-200 Advancetown Rd, Advancetown, [Gold Coast Map 46 J5] located at the western end of the spillway.  We have booked the function room for the club.  This room can hold maximum 50 people during Covid restrictions.  RSVP’s will be essential to secure a place in the function room.  

There is more seating available in the general café area as well as plenty of parkland for a picnic if anyone does not wish to eat at the café.  BYO table and chairs are necessary if anyone chooses to picnic.


We have chosen a Saturday for this run as the location is extremely popular and very crowded on Sundays.

Click on the link below for the lunch menu:

Lunch - View Cafe


For the Gold Coast members:

11:30am: meet at the View Café.

RSVP Ken Nelson kenlyn.nelson@gmail.com by Sunday 18th July to book a seat in the function room.


For Brisbane and other regional members:

Assemble at Tygum Lagoon, Waterford West [UBD Map 262 J11] for morning tea with a 10:00am departure to The View Café, Hinze Dam to enjoy a scenic lunch by the water.

Driving Instructions: Depart Tygum Lagoon. At the intersection, turn right and pass over the Logan River and take the first right onto Waterford Tamborine Rd [State Route 95] and continue on to Tamborine Village. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Beaudesert Beenleigh Rd [State Route 92]. After approx. 3.4km turn left onto Mundoolin Connection Rd [State Route 90] which becomes Beaudesert Nerang Rd [State Route 90]. Continue on State Route 90 passing through Canungra and Mt Nathan when it becomes Mt Nathan Rd [State Route 90]. Continue on until you reach the T Junction with Nerang Murwillumbah Rd. Turn right onto Nerang Murwillumbah Rd [State Route 97] passing through Advancetown. Approx 5km from the T Junction there will be a turn-off to the left onto Advancetown Rd (signposted [green] Advancetown Rd Hinze Dam). Continue on Advancetown Rd which becomes Spillway Rd for approx. 2.3km and you will arrive at your destination, View Café.

Approx. travelling time: 1 hr 15mins.  


RSVP Ken Nelson kenlyn.nelson@gmail.com by Sunday 18th July to book a seat in the function room.



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