Butterbox Point Track, Blue Mountains NP, NSW

Butterbox Point is a short but attractive walk from the end of Mt Hay Road, and views of the Grose Valley are fantastic. You can easily climb nearby Mt Hay in the same day for even more views.

Butterbox Point Track, Blue Mountains

Butterbox Point is a shortish walk from the car park at the end of Mt Hay Road, but the views on offer are extensive, and there’s a few rocky outcrops that add to the experience. You can also do the walk up nearby Mt Hay in the same outing; we did on this day but because it was so misty we went back up Mt Hay two days later when it was gloriously sunny.  Views are of the Grose Valley and the cliffs that line it. 

Track Notes

A straightforward walk, you just keep to the left when the track forks near the start. Mt Hay is to the right. Here’s a link to that spot on Google Maps. Return the way you came. I think there’s also Canyoning to be done in the area.

The Scenery

Butterbox Point Track, Blue Mountains
On the way to Butterbox Point.
Butterbox Point Track, Blue Mountains
A bowl of mist.
Butterbox Point Track, Blue Mountains
View from near Butterbox Point.
Butterbox Point Track, Blue Mountains
Finally a break in the mist allowed me to get a shot of the valley, conveniently with Sophia available to add a little colour to the photo.
Butterbox Point Track, Blue Mountains
A long way down.
Butterbox Point Track, Blue Mountains
Rocky outcrops near Butterbox Point. Sophia just visible next to a rock on the left.
Butterbox Point Track, Blue Mountains
We also went up Mt Hay but there were no views this day; they came two days later.
Butterbox Point Track, Blue Mountains
Very misty when we went up neighbouring Mt Hay.

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Author: Edward Hathway

I'm a clinical psychologist and keen hiker.

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