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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

16/01/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track

05/01/2018

The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.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