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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon

08/08/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed the construction of a new picnic shelter at Penny's Lagoon within the Lavinia State Reserve on King Island.
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Celebrating World Ranger Day

31/07/2018

The work of Tasmania's rangers is vital in the daily management of our 19 national parks and more than 800 reserves, encompassing approximately 50 per cent of the State.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.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