Emu Plains-once roamed by Emu’s thus the location name. Emu Plains is the first town on the western side of the Nepean River adjacent to Leonay. Situated at the foot of the Blue,5 mountains as well as being part of the City of Penrith. Emu Plains has its very own loyal community with several playing clubs like Emu Plains Soccer Club, Emu Plains Cricket Club, Emu Plains Netball Club. While it is formally part of the Penrith Valley region, some locals think about Emu Plains as well as Emu Heights as part of The Blue Mountains.
Emu Plains railway station is at the end of the western line and the start of the line for rural trains and is also typically the first or last guest set down for peak-hour trains travelling from Parramatta to the Blue Mountains. There are many local trades and service including Emu Plains trustworthy Plumbers, carpenters and electricans and supplies a variety of shopping options consisting of the Lennox Neighborhood Shopping Center which has 36 stores including Woolworths and Aldi Supermarket.
The community also includes a swimming centre, tennis court, and Dukes Oval at Emu Park along the Great Western Highway. You can also relax with a barbecue along the banks of the Nepean River or exercise along the very popular Great River Walk
Beginning at Emu Plains on the 18th July 1814, William Cox began construction of the very first roadway across the Blue Mountains. The Emu Plains village was established as a stop-over for visitors. The Arms of Australia Inn was developed in 1833.
The Inn is now a historic gallery carried out by the Nepean District Historic Society which is open to the public for a tiny cost on Sundays from 1pm – 5pm. Along the Great Western Highway, on the corner of Russell Street, you will certainly discover the original Emu Plains Post Office, now called Dukes Cottage.
Take a drive down River Road and you will come across the Lewers Gallery, which is open to the general public.