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Horsetail Falls walk now open

15/11/2017

Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens

10/11/2017

The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Maintaining vigilance with campfires

03/11/2017

Parks and Wildlife Service staff have thanked the many campers who have heeded the restrictions placed on campfires and pot fires, but ask that park and reserve visitors continue to take care while the fire risk remains high in certain areas of the State.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