While this vast embankment and ungated spillway across Nerang River’s primary function is to provide water security and flood mitigation to Gold Coast, it has also become a popular destination for locals and tourists alike because of its stunning views as you can see from the above photo.
This Open Space was my first view of it as seen from the coffee shop that’s above the parklands and the lake.
I lingered here for sometime to read a couple of signage that tell the history of the place, and found out that the dam was named in honor of the Hinze family who lived in the valley that got flooded by the dam.
Don’t get confused by the Little Nerang Dam in the above signage as this forms part of Hinze Dam.
When I felt my tummy grumble, I headed back to the café to eat. I’ll share more details about my dining experience at View Café in a future post. In the meantime, here’s a teaser photo of my latte.
After my filling breakfast, I headed to where the dam itself was. On my way there, I got sidetracked by the information center, which was still closed when we arrived. I spent some time here too learning about Hinze Dam’s design and operations.