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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

Great River Walk Penrith


Over the past five years Penrith City Council has created almost eight kilometres of walking track along the Nepean River. Known as the "Great River Walk", it features spectacular views of the beautiful river set against the backdrop of the Blue Mountains.

The walk features resting points and lookouts where you can see bird and other wildlife in a natural setting. There are even places to enjoy a coffee and something to eat.

Most of the track is part of a six kilometre loop that follows the riverbank on both the Penrith and Emu Plains sides of the river. The walk is accessible from both Penrith and Emu Plains Railway Stations.

There is a grand vision to develop The "Great River Walk" to link the river's headwaters at Lake Bathurst near Goulburn with the mouth of the river at Broken Bay, a distance of 570 kilometres.




The Weir, Bruce Neale Drive
Penrith, NSW, 2750

Located 3.3K from Emu Heights

Emu Heights: Events

Diamond Womens Active Triathlon Festival


Elite Energy is again hosting another Diamond Women's Active Triathlon Festival. This collaboration sees a holistic approach to encouraging female participation in the sport and providing more opportunities for our entry level participants.

Join in with the fun of triathlon where the atmosphere will be a celebration of taking on a personal challenge, focusing on participation not competition.

Held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre at Penrith, this promises to be an inclusive, safe and exciting festival that is totally focused on athlete enjoyment and satisfaction.

From the Triathlon Mini through to the Sprint event you will feel the exhilaration, excitement and sense of accomplishment that comes with completing a triathlon.

It's not just for individuals either, as you can also get a group of friends together and put in a team of two or three to take part in what will be a festival of friendship, challenge and achievement.


Event Dates
2017
      13th May
      13th May


Old Castlereagh Road
Castlereagh, NSW, 2749

Located 2.2K from Emu Heights

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