Emu Heights is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Emu Heights is located 58 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Penrith.
Sitting on the Blue Mountains escarpment and on the western side of the Nepean river, the suburb is just outside the Sydney metropolitan area. It is bounded to the east by the Nepean River and to the west by Blue Mountains local government area.
Emu Heights was established by George Innes, a free settler from Bathurst who obtained 400 acres (1.6 km2) in 1831, near McCann's Island and named it Emu Heights. However, the name "Emu Heights" wasn't officially assigned to the neighbourhood until early 1976.
Emu Heights can easily be accessed from Penrith via the Great Western Highway. Access from further east is best obtained by the M4 Western Motorway. If travelling east from the Blue Mountains, access is best obtained by the Great Western Highway.
It is also close to Emu Plains railway station, which is situated on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network. It is the last station on the suburban line with Lapstone, the next station to the west, considered part of the Intercity network. While a long distance from Sydney city, there are many express services from Emu Plains to the city. Emu Plains is also serviced by the Blue Mountains Bus Company.
What you'll find in Emu Heights
- • Emu Green Park
- • Bunyarra Drive Reserve
- • Birds Eye Corner
- • Emu Plains General Cemetery
Place Of Worship
- • Anglican Church
- • Lennox Shopping Centre
- • Emu Plains Post Office