Livingstone loop track

Livingstone National Park

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Livingstone loop track is a great multi-use track you can enjoy while bushwalking, bird watching, mountain biking or horse riding near Wagga Wagga.

4.3km loop
Time suggested
2-3 hr
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • The track is an easy 2hr ride or 3hr walk.
  • As this is the only multi-use track in the region, please minimise your impact on the land by staying on the track.
  • There is a Substantial risk of Unexploded Ordinances (UXO) within areas of Livingstone National Park. Please stay on the formed trails for your safety.
  • Green Circle International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Classification for mountain biking
  • Check the weather before you set out as the trail should not be used during wet weather
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch

Livingstone loop is a 10km multi-use track , perfect for enjoying some of the loveliest parts of Livingstone National Park. If you’re bush walking, bird watching, mountain biking or horse riding, this track takes you through open woodlands full of tall cypress pines, scribbly gums, pockets of xanthorrhoea (grass trees) and spectacular rusty spider flowers. In spring, areas are blanketed in gorgeous wildflowers, including yellow flowering kangaroo thorn and yellow clustered everlastings.

Visitors can complete Glider loop of 4.3 kilometres or Daisy loop of 5.7 kilometres, or combine the two loops for an extended ride of 10 kilometres.

As the only multi-use track in the region, it’s very popular. Members of the Wagga Wagga Wilderness Walkers and Wagga Wagga Mountain Bike Club frequently visit here. It is a great experience for families and anyone wanting a dose of nature and fresh air.

Birdwatchers should be sure to bring their binoculars; scarlet robins, brown tree creepers, speckled warblers and turquoise parrots are best spotted early morning or late afternoon.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Getting there and parking

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    Livingstone multi-use track is in the northern end of Livingstone National Park. To get there:

    • Take Holbrook Road from Wagga Wagga for approximately 26km
    • Turn left onto O’Brien’s Creek Road and travel 6km
    • Turn right onto Wrigley’s Road and travel 3km


    Parking is available at the track head

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Livingstone National Park and State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.


    With a milder climate, and the mornings crisp and dewy, autumn is a great time to visit. Bring your camera to capture images of the many iconic animals in the park, such as eastern grey kangaroos and swamp wallabies.


    Spring is a great time to go walking, mountain bike riding, horse riding and 4WD touring through the network of trails when the weather is generally milder. Wildflowers are in full bloom, and the colours are captivating and so is the scent in the air.


    Visit early in the day when it's cooler and take the time to walk through the park's winding trails and appreciate the wonderful plants and animals that call this park home along the way. It's also a great time for birdwatching.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    17°C and 32°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    3°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

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    Safety messages

    Unexploded ordnance safety warning

    There is a substantial risk of unexploded ordinances (UXO) within Livingstone National Park. There is signage erected at all entrances to the risk area.

    If you're driving, bushwalking or mountain biking in the park, you must keep to the formed trails within the UXO risk area. No camping or digging of any kind is permitted within the risk area.

    Cycling safety

    Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling safety tips.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Outback safety

    Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.



    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Learn more

    Livingstone loop track is in Livingstone National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

    Lands of plenty

    Native vegetation in Livingstone National Park. Photo: J Caldwell

    Livingstone National Park is Wiradjuri Country. The land and all within it has great importance to local Aboriginal spirituality and culture - art, ceremonial sites and spiritual places are throughout this outstanding landscape. Many plants, such as grass trees and mugga ironbark, have been used to produce shields, medicine and boomerangs. Livingstone is covered by the Wagga Wagga Local Aboriginal Land Council, so when you're in this country, you're in a place where Aboriginal culture is integral to its past, present and future.

    Pastoral historic heritage

     Livingstone National Park. Photo: OEH

    Livingstone National Park was once pastoral holdings until the area was converted to a state forest in 1917. Continuous, though limited, mining occurred from 1872 to 1950, and again in the early 1980s. Early mining activity was for gold and, in later times, wolframite. Today, there is still evidence of trenches, mullock heaps, and mine shafts.

    Wild about wildflowers and wildlife

    Mountain Grevillea (Grevillea alpina), Livingstone National Park. Photo: J Caldwell

    During spring, you'll see an abundance of beautiful plants flowering in Livingstone. Bursts of purple Austral indigo interspersed with yellow kangaroo thorn, cream-coloured grass trees, and nodding blue lily (which is actually purple) form a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours. A population of Yass Daisy, a threatened species, occurs in Livingstone - the most south-westerly limit of its known range. Six distinctive forest ecosystems here make for a uniquely varied, interesting landscape. The park also contains a diverse range of native animals, including 5 amphibian species, 9 reptile species, 15 mammal species, and 185 species of birds. Many threatened species have been recorded here, and it's a sanctuary for swift, superb and turquoise parrots, barking owls, hooded robins, and diamond firetails.

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