A major administrative centre in Greater Western Sydney, Liverpool located 32 km south-west of the Sydney central business district. Liverpool continues to undergo a rapid transformation into a major CBD in its own right.
Liverpool is well served by roads such as the Hume Highway (also known as Liverpool Road), the M5 motorway, the Westlink M7 motorway. Liverpool railway station has reasonable services to Sydney CBD and Campbelltown as well as two morning peak services to Parramatta on most weekdays. The Liverpool to Parramatta transitway provides a bus-only route for buses.
A number of long distance coach operators also service Liverpool for Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide. Priors Scenic Express provides a service six days a week from Liverpool station to the Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven and the South Coast of New South Wales.
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Collingwood Hotel Market
321 Hume Highway, Liverpool
Trading: Last Sunday of every Month
Phone: 0410 928 328
Cnr Cumberland Highway & Viscount Place, Liverpool
Trading: Every Saturday & Sunday - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Phone: 1300 627 538
The Dazzling Boutique Markets
The Whitlam Leisure Centre, Memorial Avenue, Liverpool NSW 2170, Australia
Type: Art & Craft, Artisans, Baby & Kids/Children, Designers, General, Fashion, Handmade, *Wheel Chair Friendly, Music, Food, Community
Mobile: 0418 260 284
Liverpool is rich in natural and social history, and this museum documents the cultural heritage of the Liverpool district. Cnr Hume Hwy & Congressional Drive, Liverpool. Open Tues - Sat 10.00am - 4.00pm. Other times by appointment
Public transport: train to Liverpool, Bus No. 850, 864, 866 , 868, 869, alight at museum.
Located in Finder Park, Reservoir Road, Mt Pritchard, views from this lookout include many suburbs in the Liverpool area. No facilities. UBD Map 248 Ref K 13
The park provides open space between the suburbs of Casula and Glenfield. From the ridge line there are views over Holsworthy bushland and Sydney's skyline. The park is accessed from Leacock Lane off the Hume Highway at Casula. It features a walking track and lookout platform, barbecues and picnic facilities, as well as walking trails along the banks of the Georges River. Leacock Lane, Casula. UBD Map 288 Ref M 4
Public transport: train to Liverpool, Bus No. 864
This deep waterhole, forming part of a gorge on the Nepean River between Camden and Penrith, is a popular retreat for people in Sydney's western auburbs. Visitors can picnic or enjoy water-based activities such as swimming and canoeing. UBD Map 262 Ref B 10
Facilities: barbecues, picnic areas, disabled access, camping areas, fireplaces, a kiosk, toilets and an education centre. Entry fee applies.
Wolstenholme Avenue, Wallacia. No direct access by public transport
The museum tells the history of Australian Army Engineers from 1860s until today. Includes convict built military chapel. Open 9.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.00pm Mon - Wed; 9.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm Thurs, Fri; 10.00am - 4.00pm Sun and Public holidays. Entry fee applies. School of Military Engineering, Moorebank Ave, Moorebank. UBD Map 289 Map B 2
Public transport: train to Liverpool. Bus No. 863 to Holsworthy.
Popular local picnic spot created around a natural arc of white sand on the banks of the Georges River. An artificial lake on the upper ground has extended the reserve's capacity to handle the growing number of visitors. A walking trail from the lower car park leads up the river gorge through picturesque bushland. A number of examples of Aboriginal rock art including hand stencils and animals can be seen in caves and overhangs in the less frequented northern section. The 75 ha. reserve s name recalls Bob Simmonds who illegally mined beach sand here in the 1950s. UBD Map 308 Ref P 6
Facilities: barbecues, picnic tables, grassed area, toilets, bus parking, wheelchair access along riverside boadwalk. Fifth Avenue, Macquarie Fields.
Public transport: train to Macquarie Fields, Bus No. 870, 871, alight at reserve entrance.
Another popular local bushland area with picnic and children's play facilities. Walk down a relatively steep path into the river gorge to Ingleburn Weir and walking paths. The rugged scenery of the gorge is worth seeing and this would be one of the easiest locations to access it. UBD Map 308 Ref G 9
Facilities: toilets, picnic and barbecue facilities. Picnic Grove, Ingleburn. Picnic Grove, Ingleburn:.
Public transport: train to Macquarie Fields, Bus No. 872, alight at cnr Evelyn St. & Bensley Rd, walk south along Bensley Rd, left into Picnic Grove.
The Park consists of a string of parks and nature reserves on the banks of the Georges River and Prospect Creek stretching between the suburbs of Lansdowne and Georges Hall. It caters for a variety of outdoor leisure activities, from model boating to sport and bushwalking. It was here that explorers Matthew Flinders and George Bass camped during their voyage of exploration up the Georges River in the early days of Sydney. Their visit is remembered in the name Flinders Slopes, one of the Park's five sections.
Flinders Slopes: Henry Lawson Drive, Lansdowne. Facilities include an adventure playground, amphitheatre, barbecues, exercise track, look-out, picnic facilities, walking tracks.
Garrison Park: Garrison Point, Beatty Parade, Georges Hall. Derives its name from the garrison of soldiers once stationed here for the protection and assistance of Major Johnston when he was conducting a government census. Johnson, best remembered as the man who led troops of the NSW Corps into Sydney to arrest Governor William Bligh in the infamous Rum Rebellion of 1808, was granted land at the point and built a small cottage there. Park facilities include barbecues, new playground, disabled, an exercise track, picnic facilities, toilets, walks, foreshore views.
Lake Gillawarna: Ashford Avenue, Georges Hall. Facilities include artificial lakes, an exercise track, picnic facilities, a kiosk, a playground, river frontage, toilets.
Lansdowne Reserve: Henry Lawson Drive, Lansdowne Road and Hume Highway, Lansdowne. Facilities include barbecues, bushwalking, cross-country track, off-road model car track, picnic facilities, road cycling track, toilets.
Shortland Brush: Hanly Street), Georges Hall. Facilities include a boating lake, exercise tracks, Barnaby's Restaurant.
Public transport: train to Bankstown, Bus No. 937, alight at park.
Grand Flaneur Beach, Chipping Norton Lake
In the mid-1970s the land around the lakes was wasteland, decimated by more than two decades of sand mining. The State Government came to its rescue and created a 300 hectare reserve featuring lakes, landscaped parklands, sports fields, piers and jetties. The reserve includes a number of river beaches, including Grand Flaneur Beach on Chipping Norton Lake. The beach is named after a racehorse bred by local identity William Long, after whose property the suburb of Chipping Norton is named. Long built a private training track at Warwick Farm which later became Warwick Farm Racecourse. He became famous for his skill in breeding horses. The greatest of them was Grand Flaneur which won nine races in a row and was never beaten, but was most famous for winning the Melbourne Cup of 1880.
Chipping Norton was named by William Alexander Long after a village in Oxfordshire, England. Long was born in Sydney and went to England to study law. While there he lived for a time in the Oxfordshire village of Chipping Norton. On his return to Sydney, he purchased numerous former land grants to the east of Liverpool and established a horse stud on his property, which he named Chipping Norton. It was bought by the government after Long s death and subdivided into farming blocks for returned World War I soldiers in 1919. These gave way to industry and residential development after World War II.
Liverpool is one of the oldest urban settlements in Australia, founded on 7 November 1810 as an agricultural centre by Governor Lachlan Macquarie. He named it after Robert Banks Jenkinson, Earl of Liverpool, who was then the Secretary of State for the Colonies and the British city of Liverpool, upon which some of the area's architecture is based. Liverpool is at the head of navigation of the Georges River and combined with the Great Southern Railway from Sydney to Melbourne reaching Liverpool in the late 1850s, Liverpool became a major agricultural and transportation centre as the land in the district was very productive.
Until the 1950s, Liverpool was still a satellite town with an agricultural economy based on poultry farming and market gardening. However the tidal surge of urban sprawl which engulfed the rich flatlands west of Sydney known as the Cumberland Plain soon reached Liverpool, and it became an outer suburb of metropolitan Sydney with a strong working-class presence and manufacturing facilities. The Liverpool area also became renowned for its vast Housing Commission estates housing thousands of low-income families after the slum clearance and urban renewal programs in inner-city Sydney in the 1960s.
The village of Collingwood, which once existed alongside the Georges River to the south of Liverpool, was the vision of wool merchant James Atkinson. He was the owner of the large Collingwood estate and had a dream to turn his land into a model English industrial age model town - which he escribed as "the depot for the agricultural and pastoral produce of the southern districts". His Collingwood estate was well positioned next to the Georges River and the great southern road, now the Hume Highway, a mile from the town of Liverpool.