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Mrs Macquarie's Chair

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Address: Mrs Macquarie's Road | The Rocks Visitors Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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+61 2 9255 1788
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Located by the Royal Botanic Gardens, the bench known as Mrs. Macquarie's...

Located by the Royal Botanic Gardens, the bench known as Mrs. Macquarie's Chair was carved out of sandstone in the early 1800s for Govenor Lachlan Macquarie's wife, Elizabeth. It became her favorite spot to look upon the harbour and serves that same purpose today for visitors who take a moment to rest there.

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Beautiful spot

Really nice spot here and a fantastic lookout to the opera house and bridge. Quite busy spot. Nice to walk from the bridge, around the quay to the opera house and through the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Mrs. Macquarie's Chair while on a city tour. It wouldn't be on my personal highlights-of-the-city list. If you happen to be there at the same time as a tour group, you probably won't be able to get a photo. I'm glad it has been protected though, because it is an interesting bit of history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent the better part of an afternoon walking along the foreshore and eventually walking by Mrs Macquarie's Chair. I wouldn't go out of my way to just walk the distance to se the attraction but the scenery getting to the attraction is definitely worth the effort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really nice spot here and a fantastic lookout to the opera house and bridge. Quite busy spot. Nice to walk from the bridge, around the quay to the opera house and through the botanic gardens to look back at both of these spectacular landmarks

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked out to Mrs. Macquarie's Chair during an afternoon spent at the Botanical Gardens. The walk out to the chair is along the harbour and very scenic. Mrs. Macquarie's Chair has some interesting historical background but it's not terribly exciting. Great to visit if you have the time but their are other sites far more interesting in Sydney.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I read about this place in my guide book. It is worth a visit to sit and take in the stunning view of the harbour and the side view of the Opera House. It is a fair walk but signs are everywhere with times of how far it is to walk. You can take a little train (charge) to shorten... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Interesting and historical stone monument and like a lot in Australia has the Macquarie name. The area around this chair is worth visiting as it has stunning views of the harbour, the fort and the Maritime ships kept on the other side of the point.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's a nice place to go for a walk with good views of Sydney. Other than that it's a bit basic. I wouldn't rush back as there are other spots to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mrs. Macquarie's Chair is at the end of a headland once one crosses the Royal Botanical gardens in Sydney. A lovely vantage point, with a carved rock, it offers breathtaking views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House side by side. Apart from that, one can also see the sailboats, ships and yachts populating the beautiful Sydney harbour and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would definitely rate this as the best view of the Sydney opera house and bridge. Postcard perfect pictures and lovely for a sunset. We walked along the streets of Sydney CBD - to circular quay- to the opera house - along the waters edge of botanical gardens - making it for sunset at mrs Macquarie's point. It's a beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy walk right out to waters edge, several paths lead you to one of the best views of Opera House and bridge.

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