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TASMANIA MAP GUIDE

a pictorial guide to Tasmania's natural attractions

 

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a must see on the edge of The Tarkine


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EXPERIENCE
THE TARKINE
LIKE NO ONE ELSE



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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 times).

 

In the summer of 2005 the road was very rough.

 
       
 

The interesting aspect of this site is one particular open sand dune which is covered in burrows.  Using a 'red' light the birds activities can be openly viewed.  At hatching time this is a very noisy and unique experience as all young hatch on the same day!  The birds spend the day at sea and return about an hour after sunset.

 

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http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/wildlife/birds/muttbird.html