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Mrs Macquarie's Chair

Mrs Macquarie's Road | The Rocks Visitors Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9255 1788
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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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Mrs Macquarie's Road | The Rocks Visitors Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9255 1788
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is belong to Royal Botanical Garden. A good place if you want to chill or have a picnic with your family. It has the best view of opera house and you can watch the sun when it sets behind the opera house. Such...More

Thank Anindyasd
Reviewed yesterday

This is a nice, easy walk and you're rewarded with beautiful view of the Opera House and Harbor Bridge. Great opportunity for some awesome photos!

Thank AmericanExplorers
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely easy walk through the royal botanical gardens leads to Mrs Macquarie's. great way to learn more about this lovely city. Wonderful views, fresh air and a bit of easy exercise. You can walk from the opera house right around the bay towards wooloomooloo. You...More

Thank hartland2004
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is by far the best location to get your own postcard shots of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge together It's a pleasant walk around from the Opera House and you can then come back via the Botanical Gardens

Thank aussiebill42
Reviewed 3 days ago

Less about the chair but the gardens and walk are wonderful, watched Carmen (Opera on the Harbour) and the walk and gardens made it a complete experience. Apart from the beuaty of the gardens, a wonderful view of the harbour.

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great views of the harbor, opera house and bridge. This is a perfect photo spot. Nice walk and break from the pace of the city.

Thank pamsanders
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you have enough time it is probably worth walking to the far end of the Botanic Gardens to see this but it is not worth making a special trip otherwise

Thank PamNottingham_UK
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Apart from a pleasant walk and the amazing views when you get there, the chair itself was not what we expected! The history behind it and the inscription on the rock does give you a look back in time. It's worth a visit while you...More

Thank WayneAP
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though the chair itself is nothing to write home about, the story behind it is quite interesting. And the views from this point are quite different than what you see elsewhere, so it is worth the walk.

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beside the great views, an average tourist attraction. However, the cycle ride to visit was great. One visit is suffice

Thank savuka1958
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Daniel C
Is there free parking at Mrs Macquarie's Chair?
19 November 2016|
Response from MWandAW |
No, all spaces have parking meters, though many are 4P allowing 4 hours limit, between 8.00 am and 8.00 pm weekdays and 6P or 6 hours parking on weekends.