A few kilometres from Strahan
is sweeping Ocean Beach. At over 30 kilometres it is Tasmania's
longest. Each summer, the Short Tailed Sheerwater returns to South Eastern
Australia from the Bearing Sea in the Northern Hemisphere to mate.
They return to the same burrow. Ocean Beach is estimated to host
15,000 birds. A National Parks guide provides a very informative
information session on site at dusk for about an hour. (check current
In the summer of 2005 the road
was very rough.