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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents

15/05/2018

As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site

09/05/2018

Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded

08/05/2018

A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.More

Cradle Mountain

Reptile and Frog List

Reptiles of the Cradle Mountain Day use area (including summit walk)

The reptiles of the Cradle Mountain day use area are all live-bearing as an adaptation to the colder climate of the area. They may be seen basking on sunny days when the air temperature is between 12 and 25 degrees Celsius. Species endemic to Tasmania are marked with an asterix.

Slender Bluetongue Cyclodomorphus casuarinae* 
Northern Snow Skink Niveoscincus greeni* 
Metallic skink Niveoscincus metallicus 
Southern Snow Skink Niveoscincus microlepidotus* 
Tasmanian Tree Skink Niveoscincus pretiosus* 
Ocellated Skink Niveoscincus ocellatus* 
Mountain Skink Niveoscincus orocryptus* 
Glossy Grass Skink Pseudemoia rawlinsoni 
Grass Skink Pseudemoia entrecasteuxii 
Tiger Snake Notechis scutatus 
White-lipped Snake Drysdalia coronoides

Frogs of Cradle Mountain Day use area

Frogs are generally nocturnal and are rarely seen, however the males may be heard calling. Some are threatened by a fungal disease that is carried in water and mud. Visitors are encouraged not to tip water from other sources into waterways and to keep boots and camping equipment clean. 

Tasmanian Froglet Crinia tasmaniensis 
Smooth Froglet Geocrinia laevis 
Brown Tree Frog Litoria ewingii 
Tasmanian Tree Frog Litoria burrowsae