Canley Heights is a small suburb nestled near sister suburbs Canley Vale and Cabramatta on traditional land of the Cabrogal people of the Darug Nation.
Taking on the vibrancy of its residents, Canley Heights is known for its town centre lined with the colourful shop fronts of small businesses.
A short bus trip from Canley Vale train station along Canley Vale Road, begin your day with a Vietnamese coffee from Canley Heights Corner Café. Take a seat outside and enjoy this sweet coffee while watching the passers-by.
Make your way down the main road slowly. You’ll want to explore the Yung Lee Tropical Fruits for their variety of tropical and exotic fresh produce. Stock up on your favourites veggies, or try something new.
Next, head norther down Peel Street. You’ll find a walking track that crosses Green Valley Creek and follows Orphan School Creek. With plenty of open space, this track is over 10 kilometres long and has plenty of open space. Walk for as long as you wish, before heading back to the town centre for lunch.
Canley Heights is known for its diverse food options. With a Vietnamese population of over 37%, you’ll immediately notice the many Vietnamese restaurants along Canley Vale Road. Phuong Nam Noodle House is one great option. We ordered their black herbal duck noodle soup which was incredibly succulent and generous. Their crispy chicken is a must-try signature dish which you can enjoy accompanied by a Vietnamese drink.
Yung Lee Café & Restaurant is another great option for lunch. This cosy restaurant serves authentic and well-portioned dishes, specialising in noodle soups and fresh juices using the fruit from next door.
Canley Heights is a great example of the cultural diversity that waves of immigration over the decades bring. Home to people from many ethnic backgrounds and traditions, the suburb is a thriving example of harmony well worth visiting.