One of the more visible mammals at Cradle Mountain was the Bennett’s wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus rufogriseus), a subspecies of the red-necked wallaby endemic to Tasmania.
Several lived around the Chateau where we stayed, several more near The Lodge, and one at the walker’s registration hut (it was a worry).
The Chateau and Lodge wallabies were showing relatively normal behaviour for wild animals living in a tourist zone, though I saw one eating dropped peanuts (better than bread, I guess).
What was not desirable: The wallaby at the registration hut. Distinctly round, sitting centremetres from the tourists, inching its nose towards any sign of food and when we signed off from the walk 3 hours later, napping in broad daylight a metre from the picnic area.
A common species around where we live, but cool to see lots of nonetheless (especially when they aren’t begging for sandwiches).