Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

Bennett’s wallaby and its smaller cousin, the Tasmanian pademelon, are a common sight around the picnic areas at either end of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Animals that are extinct or threatened in other states, such as eastern quolls, spotted-tailed quolls and Tasmanian devils, also inhabit the park. At Lake St Clair, campers with a spotlight have a good chance of seeing eastern quolls, possums and sugar gliders. A walk to Cynthia Bay or Echo Point may reveal platypus at dawn or dusk. Spotlighting in the Cradle Mountain end of the park might lead to wombats, Tasmanian devils, long-nosed potoroos and spotted-tailed quolls. The Overland Track passes through buttongrass moorlands that are home to ground parrots. Also look for the tunnels created by broad-toothed rats and swamp antechinuses and the mounded burrows of freshwater crayfish.

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