Cosy Corner & Bobs Hollow
Cosy Corner & Bobs Hollow
- (Jan 16) There is a bit of erosion on the track at Cosy Corner after heavy rains exposing some limestone jump ups. Boranup Forest & Bobs Hollow consist of easy forestry tracks that will require ground clearance. Cosy Corner consists of hard coastal tracks with a couple of soft sections that present no problem.
- Contact: DEC Busselton
- Nearest service:Margaret River
- Distance from Margaret River: Bobs Hollow rd & Caves rd 13.5 km Boranup Drive (north) & Caves rd 20.5 Cosy Corner road & track entry 39.3km
- Track Length: 52km
- Hamelin Bay
- StreetSmart®Travellers Atlas 9th Edition Map: Map: 15 Grid Ref: B / 5 & B / 2/4
- Roads and Tracks Western Australia 2005 Map:12 Grid Ref: D 5
Boranup Forest is actually part of the Leeuwin National Park and is tall timber country. The main reason for having a 4wd here is the steep descents and the ground clearance required to get over the diversion banks. These are in place to protect the track from the run-off after the winter rains.
The lookout provides a magnificent view of the surrounding area. There is a camping ground just off Conto rd. Just before the intersection of Georgette and Point rd there are also camping and picnic facilities here in a bush setting.
Hooley, Boranup & Grace rds are all steep hill climbs and very easy to negotiate. Trig rd can be a bit tight to begin with at the Grace rd end, but is a good shortcut across to North Point. Not a full on 4wd track system though the Salmon fishing can be quite good north of Hamelin Bay in season.
The Bobs Hollow track is an easy track to negotiate except for the bloody rocks that are littered along the track as you approach the coast. The most comfortable course of travel is along Bobs Hollow rd (BH01). This track starts about 1.9km south of Calgardup rd.
The entry point at BH09 is by a National Park sign, although not a rough track, into the coast it is flanked by prickly scrub right up to the side of the track. The southern fork(BH08) to Bobs Hollow also is littered with rocks. The Connelly Cave track also has rough outcrops also. The rocky outcrops may present problems to vehicles with low ground clearance.
There are 2 tracks along the Cosy Corner rd. The first (CC02) will take you to a rest area (CC19). Traveling to the end brings you to a dead end (CC20 in sight of Deepdene Beach. There is only walking access from this point.
The second track (CC03) will take you to Elephant Rock and Deepdene Beach. The first junction (CC05) takes you to Cosy Corner beach. The track can be soft and has a section that needs some ground clearance to get over the woop-de-doos at CC06. There is only walking access to the beach.
Traveling further onto Elephant Rock is quite easy. There is soft section at CC10, although a fork in the track enables you to detour around it. Turning south at CC11 will take you to Deepdene Beach. Coming back to the bumpy section at CC13 is the only obstacle.