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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video

16/04/2018

Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018

12/04/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open

12/04/2018

A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.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