Dog Stream Waterfall


Dog Stream Waterfall

Dog Stream Waterfall, also known as Hanmer Springs Waterfall, is accessible via a 2.5-hrs track in Hanmer Forest Park.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 42° 29.438' E 172° 50.455'
Parking: the end of Mullans Rd, Hanmer Springs
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Tramping track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 2hrs 30min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 41m Type of the waterfall: Ribbon

Rating:       ⭐⭐
GPS:          S 42° 29.438' E 172° 50.455'
Parking:     the end of Mullans Rd, Hanmer Springs
Access:     2hrs 30min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Dog Stream Waterfall is roughly a 5-minutes' drive away from Hanmer Springs, or 2-hours' from Christchurch. The road surface is always sealed.

From Hanmer Springs travel north-east along Jollies Pass Rd for 2.2km, then slide left onto McIntyre Rd and follow it for the next 1.5km. Slide left onto Mullans Rd and follow it until you reach the Hanmer Forest Park car park.

From the parking, follow a well-signposted Waterfall Track along the Dog Stream. In roughly 1-hr you will reach a track's junction, keep to the left and you will get to the waterfall within the next 15 minutes. Return via the same track, or from the track's junction walk it as a loop. Total walking time is 2.5hrs.

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Rating:       ⭐⭐
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