City of Liverpool

LiverpoolThis city was named after its more famous counterpart in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1810 by Governor Macquarie after the Earl of Liverpool. It is one of the oldest city centers in the entire country of Australia. With a diverse population of over 25,000 people, a robust yet intimate community thrives. Located in the New South Wales section it is ideally located 20 miles from the major district of Sydney. Important transportation hubs including Georges River and the Great Southern Railways take citizens and tourists to cities such as Melbourne almost 600 miles away.

Because of its historical status, several area attractions garner quite a bit of activity. Collingwood or Captain Bunker’s Cottage that was established in 1810 along with St. Luke’s Anglican Church built in 1818 are top stops in most tours. The latter is the masterpiece of notorious English architect Francis Greenway. Liverpool Dam was constructed in 1836 from the design of David Lennox. Shopping is located at the Macquarie Street section with a Hoddie grid configuration replicating the one in the city of Melbourne. It has a plethora of lanes and arcades with the Westfield Liverpool Shopping Center as the focal point.

For 24 hour casino action, there is the nearby Star Casino in Sydney. It is only second in size to the behemoth Crown in Melbourne. This gorgeous facility recently completed a billion dollar facelift in 2009 with crystal chandeliers and wood coffered ceilings. Guests are pampered with accommodations that include 130 apartments, 350 luxurious suites, seven restaurants, and eight bars. With two floors for gambling and the 2,000 seat Sydney Lyric Theatre space, there is plenty to indulge in. Tables and slots dart the casino landscape with games including Blackjack, a variety of poker, and Craps.