This circuit walk to Dog Stream Waterfall along the Waterfall Track and Spur Track is a good half day option if you are staying in nearby Hanmer Springs. The falls are 41m high and on the day we visited there was quite deep snow making it all that bit more scenic. There are a couple of spots with views but this walk is mainly for the waterfall.
Track notes at the end.
Dog Stream Waterfall Circuit: The Scenery
We walked clockwise, taking the Spur Track on the way back, which required navigating some tree fall (and a bit of spikey / clingy bush lawyer). Returning back along the Waterfall Track would make it a 2-2.5 hour walk; around three hours using the Spur Track. You can also continue on to Mt Isobel from the waterfall, although we’ve not done that route. After snow the track was quite icy and there were also deep drifts in places.
To get to the car park leave town on Jollies Pass Road, then take a left onto McIntyre Road, which continues into Mullans Road. The car park is at the end of this.
There’s more info on walks in the area on the DOC website. I can recommend climbing nearby Dumblane and Mt Isobel from Jacks Pass.