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Livingstone National Park is a special place. Here are just some of the reasons why:

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

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.

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.

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