Livingstone multi-use track

Livingstone National Park

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Overview

Livingstone multi-use track is a great loop track you can enjoy while bushwalking, mountain biking or horse riding. Go orienteering, birdwatching, camping, near Wagga Wagga.

Where
Livingstone National Park
Distance
4.3km loop
Time suggested
1hr
Grade
Easy
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • As this is the only multi-use track in the region, please minimise your impact on the land by staying on the track.
  • 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 multi-use track is a 4.3km loop track, perfect for enjoying some of the loveliest parts of Livingstone National Park. If you’re hiking, mountain biking or horse riding, this track takes you through open woodlands full of tall cypress pines, scribbly gums and spectacular rusty spider flowers. In spring, areas are blanketed in gorgeous wildflowers, including yellow flowering kangaroo thorn and yellow clustered everlastings.

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, as do 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

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/cycling-trails/livingstone-multiuse-track/local-alerts

General enquiries

Park info

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Livingstone multi-use track.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    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

    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.

    Autumn

    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

    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.

    Summer

    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

    Average

    17°C and 32°C

    Highest recorded

    44.8°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    3°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded

    -6.3°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    October

    Driest month

    January

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    249.2mm

    Facilities

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

    Maps and downloads

    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.

    Prohibited

    Pets

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

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Learn more

    Livingstone multi-use 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.

    • Livingstone multi-use track Livingstone multi-use track is a great loop track you can enjoy while bushwalking, mountain biking or horse riding. Go orienteering, birdwatching, camping, near Wagga Wagga.

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