It took us a while to do this walk for the first time because the nearby Lockleys Pylon Track is so great that we kept doing that. Ascending Mt Hay is a really excellent walk though, and quite short. It’s a longer drive to the start than Lockleys Pylon, but visiting nearby Butterbox Point is another excellent short walk that can be done in the same outing. You can also continue past Mt Hay to visit the more remote Venus Tor. Views of cliffs and deep valleys on all of these walks.
Starts from a car park at the end of Mt Hay Road in Leura, which is unsealed and a bit rough in places. A straightforward walk (here’s a link to Wildwalks), but definitely continue on past the summit for 10 minutes or so for two viewpoints a very short bush-bash away from where the track becomes indistinct (on the left, and straight on). Easy to find.
Mt Hay Track: The Scenery
My photos are pretty mediocre because of glare. I think it was the low lying but nevertheless intense winter sun at just the wrong angle. You still get the idea though.