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Emu Heights

Emu Heights, New South Wales, Australia is located on the western side of the Nepean River, at the foot of the Blue Mountains. It is bounded by the suburb of Emu Heights, the Blue Mountains Local Government Area and the Nepean River. The historic Old Bathurst Road which cuts through the suburb is used as a convenient road by those living in the lower Blue Mountains. Emu Heights rises above Emu Plains to overlook the Nepean Valley and the surrounding Penrith suburbs across the river. Emu Heights is on the Blue Mountains Escarpment which creates a unique blend of housing and natural beauty away from the busy flow of the city. The name Emu Heights was formally assigned in early 1976. Prior to this time it was known locally as The Estate and was a neighbourhood of Emu Plains. Originally the area consisted of orchards and dairy farms but these gradually disappeared as the farms were sold and redeveloped. Residential development in the area, the topography, and the already growing usage of the name before 1976, all contributed to the name's official assignation. For visitor information contact the Penrith Valley Visitor Information Centre.

Emu Heights: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Arms of Australia Inn Museum

The Nepean District Historical Society currently operates from the old Arms of Australia Inn which has been equipped as a museum of local history for the Nepean District.

The museum contains thousands of photos and artefacts that were either used or manufactured in the local area and these are on display for people to see.

Along with glass displays there are also a number of hands on interactive displays, including old gramophones, a pedal powered organ, old sewing machines, old adding machines, a 1920s telephone switchboard and hand cranked telephones. As well, there is agricultural equipment including the old grindstone and hand washing mangles, wood stoves, pre-electric refrigerators and blacksmiths forges and equipment.

They can provide morning or afternoon teas, as well as full Devonshire teas for an additional cost if you so desire.

Lantern Tours of the museum are available by appointment.

Great Western Highway ,
Corner of Gardenia Avenue
Emu Plains, NSW, 2750

Located 2.4K from Emu Heights

Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre

Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural Centre tells the story of the Darug people, the traditional owners of the area. Muru Mittigar has an Aboriginal Cultural Museum showing Aboriginal history; Retail Art Centre featuring fine arts and crafts by Aboriginal artists; Nature walks with native plants traditionally used by Aboriginal people for medicinal, food or material resources.

Visitors learn about local tribal areas, the diversity of Aboriginal culture and the local Darug tribe. The cultural centre offers the opportunity to view Aboriginal art and many traditional artefacts, including observing in-house artists painting, making didgeridoos and weapons.

For groups of 20 or more, dance performances, painting workshops and bush-tucker meal tastings with traditional foods are available but must be pre-booked.

89-151 Old Castlereagh Road
Castlereagh, NSW, 2749

Located 2.6K from Emu Heights

Lennox Bridge in The Blue Mountains

Lennox Bridge on Mitchells Pass at Glenbrook is the oldest stone arch bridge on the Australian mainland. This elegant single span stone arch bridge was built in local stone and completed in 1833 by David Lennox using unskilled convict labour. It took one year to complete. The sandstone was quarried nearby and the bridge carried all the traffic to western New South Wales until 1926. An early engineering masterpiece.

Mitchells Pass
Glenbrook, NSW, 2773

Located 2.7K from Emu Heights

Sydney International Regatta Centre

Set on 196 hectares of native and landscaped parkland, Sydney International Regatta Centre is one of the best rowing and sprint kayak courses in the world. The Centre won international acclaim while hosting 825 athletes from 56 countries during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

It has now been re-invented to become a popular water adventure park, sporting, corporate and social venue and receives an average of 50,000 visitors a month. Bike, canoe and kayak hire is available on site. Community fishing days are held most Tuesdays. The landscaped grounds, walking tracks and barbecues are open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset, subject to the requirements of scheduled events. Costs may apply for entry during some events. Guided tours of the venue are available daily, bookings essential.

The Centre is the first stage of the Penrith Lakes Scheme.

Old Castlereagh Road
Penrith, NSW, 2750

Located 2.7K from Emu Heights

Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest

Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest is set on the western bank of the Nepean River at the foot of the Blue Mountains. Between 1950 and 1978 the gallery site was the family home of artists Margo and Gerald Lewers.

Awarded Museum of the Year in 1982, the gallery has grown to become a key part of the cultural landscape of Penrith and Western Sydney.

Western Sydney is the fastest growing region of Australia, with a young population from many different cultural backgrounds. The Gallery presents a dynamic mix of exhibitions and other programs, offering the community a significant centre for art and culture. Programs are designed to reflect the cultural aspirations and lifestyles of people in our region. The gallery frequently works in partnership with other organisations, companies and government agencies across Western Sydney, on both exhibitions and special projects.

86 River Road
Emu Plains, NSW, 2750

Located 2.8K from Emu Heights

Nepean Naval Museum

Local collection of Naval forces memorabilia is showcased by the Nepean Naval Museum.

The Nepean Naval Museum opened in 2014 and is the area's first museum dedicated to the naval forces. The Museum houses a collection of Naval forces memorabilia.

The Museum is centrally located in Penrith. Gold coin donation for entry.

40-42 Bruce Neale Drive
Penrith, NSW, 2750

Located 3.3K from Emu Heights

Emu Heights: Events

Sydneys Working Truck Show Penrith and Family Fun Day

Each year for over 28 years, 200 of Australia's finest trucks gather at the Museum of Fire for Australia's premier Working Truck Show, with all funds directed towards saving families from the dangers of fire while preserving the heritage of the community's bravest.

Adam Brand and The Outlaws, and The Girls of Country with Amber Lawrence, will be performing and much more.

Up to three children are admitted free with a paying adult ($35.00 per adult) and will enjoy 20 of the best 'thrill' rides and other amusements absolutely free. Add to this, food and drink stalls, free face painting and giveaways, and you have the ultimate Family Fun Day package while supporting a worthwhile charitable event.

1 Castlereagh Road
Penrith, NSW, 2750

Located 2.7K from Emu Heights

Nepean Triathlon

The Nepean triathlon celebrates it's 35th anniversary in 2016.

The 2016 event will again take place at the Olympic rowing course at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith. A big favourite of the competitors is the cycle leg which is a one lap course traffic free course through a rural area of Penrith with the Blue Mountains as the back drop..

There is Saturday "Enticer" races for juniors and adults to try the sport and to complete a short distance triathlon. These races are popular with all competitors receiving a race shirt and finisher's medallion for completing their race.

The Nepean course is arguably the best triathlon course in Australia with the swim leg utilising the Olympic rowing course, the 30km bike leg on closed roads and the 10km run leg features a two lap course around the Olympic rowing lake and is spectator friendly.

Old Castlereagh Road,

Penrith, NSW, 2750

Located 2.9K from Emu Heights

Real Festival

See the Nepean River come to life with an exciting program of river, environment, art and lifestyle activities at this inaugural river festival.

This two day event is a celebration of food, music, art and sustainable and healthy living, and it's your opportunity to experience and enjoy the Nepean River like never before.

At Friday's event, watch the riverbanks come to life with pop-up restaurants, illuminated and interactive art, and musical and Aboriginal performances. Relax in the warm and inviting spaces created along the river, and enjoy being serenaded under the stars.

On Saturday, let the Nepean River inspire you to get moving and live a healthier life with outdoor fitness classes, river activities, cooking demonstrations, wildlife tours and artisan markets.

Kids will be kept engaged and entertained across both days with a variety of activities to suit all ages and interests, including a pedal powered disco, kids creative art corner and special guest presenters from ABC2!

Learn more, register for an activity and view the event program on the web site.

Event Dates
      4th Nov
      5th Nov

Tench Avenue
Jamisontown, NSW, 2750

Located 3.3K from Emu Heights

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