Climb through mountain beech forest to the spectacular 41 metre high Dog Stream Waterfall.
Along with Conical Hill, the Waterfall Track is among the most sought after short walks in the Hanmer Basin.
The winding and moderately steep trail begins at the top of McIntyres Road (accessed off Jollies Pass Road) and heads up the stream edge through dense native forest. The walk is interesting and varied as it traverses the watershed just above the deep gutter of Dog Stream, (parents with young children need to take care at several places along this track), climbing up wooden stairways in the forest and sidling along small cliff faces to reach the rock face and small basin into which the waterfall plummets.
A suggested round trip is to return via the Spur Track and Fir Trail.
- Take your time at the waterfall face as there is much to photograph, not only the cascade but also the ferns and mosses which grow in profusion at several places alongside the track.