Emu Plains Walking Tour
Please note: Private homes are not open to the public.Enjoy an easy walking tour of many historical sites at Emu Plains, all within a comfortable distance of each other.Located 55 kilometres from Sydney and 30 meters above sea level, Emu Plains lies at the foot of the Blue Mountains and only 50 minutes by train from Central.Emu Plains was named after the large number of emus that once inhabited this area. They were first seen by Watkin Tench, a Marine captain who explored the Nepean River in June 1789. Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson, the first European explorers to cross the Blue Mountains in 1813, crossed the Nepean River at Emu Ford, which is located North of the Victoria Bridge. In 1814, William Cox built the first road over the Blue Mountains and large numbers of settlers moved through Emu Plains on their way to the west.
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