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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 5 days ago

I walked through the royal botanic gardens to this and then had the walk along the river back towards the opera house which was a great way to do it. Lots of great views and photo opportunities.

Thank emmanicola
Reviewed 6 days ago

nearest station is circular quay. it is just beside sydney opera house. the 10-15 mins walk from the entrance to the Mrs Macquarie's Chair is a nice one. with the view of sydney opera house, it is a definitely a plus point. its located near...More

Thank naihpos
Reviewed 1 week ago

The chair really isn't much to see, but if you take the long walk from the opera house to the chair it is worth the time. Beautiful views and lovely gardens. Just don't expect much at the chair - except crowds - the tour busses...More

Thank jrw001
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not necessarily a must see but I was pleased for the walk to check it out. The views are extraordinary, but really just another angle of the harbour and its many points of interest with stunning views. Historically a significant landmark so take the time...More

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to see the bridge and opera house from and some other great views of Sydney, ascend as some of Sydney's history

Thank harry843
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome place to go for a sunny lunchtime run or a weekend stroll to see Sydneys best sights from a different area. Andrew boy Charlton pool is equally as pretty and a great spot to cool off after a run.

Thank PaigeAdams
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice view of the Harbour and Botanic Gardens! Wouldn't say it's a must see though. Good activity to take kids.

Thank Alexandra J L
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a day out its free and easy. Also best views in Sydney can't miss this one on any trip. Take a picnic to save on $$ or buy an icecream at one of the food vans. Great place its a must see

Thank Liane C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To clarify, there are 2 parts to this area: the Botanic Gardens and the Domain. The Botanic Gardens has set hours and opens/closes whereas the Domain is open 24/7. The chair and point are part of the Domain and are accessible via a road that...More

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you use this point as a start and walk around the bay to the Opera house it is a very pleasant walk. Mrs Macquarie's chair is very nice, history buffs will love it.

Thank ARIEL606060
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
19 November 2016|
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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.