Dog Stream Waterfall track

Dog Stream Waterfall track

Hanmer Forest


5 Rankers Reviews

4 Face-to-Face

19 Hanmer Springs

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Time: 2.5 hours return

From the car park at the end of McIntyre Road climb through Mountain beech forest to the spectacular 41 metre high Dog Stream Waterfall. Mosses, ferns, lichens and native orchids are interesting features of the walk. A suggested round trip is to return via the Spur Track and Fir Trail.


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South IslandCanterburyHanmer Springs


  • Walking
  • Free


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Sven Fimne


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk, amazing nature and impressive waterfall. Signs easy to read and really clear. Nothing to complain about.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Aine Giblin


Ranking: 8/10

Amazing waterfall at the end. Good signs along the way too.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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David From Switzerland


Ranking: 5/10

Very steep track and waterfall was just very tiny.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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D Collier

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful waterfall but track is very steep and in late summer wasps are everywhere!!!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great 3 hour walking to beautiful waterfall. Lots of birdlife and native bush. Moderate walking with some scrambling over rocks.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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