On our first time up Mt Guy the summit was clouded in, so we returned on a clear day in early spring to give it another go. There are wide open views of the Ashburton Lakes, flat plains, distant Southern Alps, and various other lumpy/ rolling mountains and hills. It’s a fairly short if rather steep climb up to the summit, and you could return from there for a short day out. But to extend your fun I can recommend a circuit going off-track north-west from the summit and returning by the Te Araroa and Eastern Link tracks.
Track notes at the end.
Mt Guy Circuit: The Scenery
Leaving the summit now to travel WNW…
Going clockwise it’s a vehicle track, then a marked route up the mountain to the summit. From there head WNW on tussock and down the mountain on a spur to a tarn to meet the Te Araroa track. Take a left onto the Eastern Link Track back to the outward route along Lake Clearwater. More info on tracks in the area on the DOC website.