We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mrs Macquarie's Chair

Mrs Macquarie's Road | The Rocks Visitors Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9255 1788
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$76.04*
and up
Private Sydney City Sightseeing Day Tour Including Sydney Opera House and the...
More Info
US$53.00*
and up
Private Sydney Half-Day Sightseeing Tour Including Sydney Opera House Harbour...
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“opera house”(218 reviews)
About
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...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
As featured in Sydney suggestions
Contact
Mrs Macquarie's Road | The Rocks Visitors Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Central Business District
Website
+61 2 9255 1788
Ways to Experience Mrs Macquarie's Chair
from US$76.00
More Info
from US$53.00
More Info
from US$210.50
More Info
from US$96.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (1,093)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 119 reviews
"opera house"
in 218 reviews
"sandstone rock"
in 15 reviews
"sydney harbour"
in 70 reviews
"vantage point"
in 20 reviews
"farm cove"
in 13 reviews
"nice walk"
in 34 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 9 reviews
"art gallery"
in 21 reviews
"new south wales"
in 10 reviews
"fort denison"
in 14 reviews
"an easy walk"
in 9 reviews
"take photos"
in 12 reviews
"visiting sydney"
in 11 reviews
"circular quay"
in 16 reviews
"governor"
in 40 reviews
"carved"
in 56 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 893 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Mrs Macquaries point is located within the royal botanical gardens.. My favorite part of it was the view point ---- The opera house in front of the harbour bridge.... This view is definitely instagram worthy ;) ... A few steps away from the view point...More

Thank Mo3Ray
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the iconic view spots on Sydney Harbour. Classic photo spot for opera house backed by the Harbour Bridge. Nice waterfront walk or jog as well.

Thank joneo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After lunch at customs house walked past opera house along to this wonderful landmark. I enjoy taking people here as it is an enjoyable walk and the view is amazing.

Thank Angmut
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well actually didn’t go for the chair (which is a rock). Went for the photos - sydney opera house and harbour Bridge in the background. Pretty much right next to the Beautiful Botanical gardens which makes you feel like your not in the city. You...More

Thank feindigo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're in any way interested in Sydney's colonial settlement this is a must see. But if you think that it is the best view of Sydney harbour, you might be wasting your time. It does get you to take the lovely walk through the...More

Thank Jacquiagogo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this initially as part of our free tours & then saw it again when walking around the Botanical Gardens, provides a great backdrop for some wonderful photos & is immersed in Sydney’s history, somewhere you must visit!

Thank SharonJT67
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 March 2018

The chair itself is made of carved stone and has historical significance. I mainly came here, not for the chair, but for some of the best views/photo ops in all of Sydney. At this location, both Sydney Opera House and Sydney Bridge serve as backdrops....More

Thank donbo55
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 March 2018

A bit on the side so there is no direct view to the opera house and the bridge, but still very nice and quiet location

Thank Puka8
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

When: Sunday March 4 2018 Why: Traveling to Sydney for business and had a free day Pros: The views are amazing. We walked to this location from the opera house area. A flat walk. We were able to walk right down to the waters edge,...More

Thank Lifes_a_mystery
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 March 2018

My 2nd time at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, it is the best view all of Sydney! This is not to be missed if you do Sydney!

Thank traveljunkiesf
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
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
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 186 hotels in Sydney
Travelodge Hotel Manly Warringah Sydney
1,262 reviews
4.44 km away
Time And Tide Hotel Motel
16 reviews
5.04 km away
Checkers Resort & Conference Centre
114 reviews
5.20 km away
Miramare Gardens Boutique Accommodation
53 reviews
6.20 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Old Civic
27 reviews
1.06 km away
Roaming Bird
9 reviews
.99 km away
We Are Thai Restaurant
7 reviews
1.38 km away
Sood's Indian Cuisine
28 reviews
1.47 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wannabees Family Play Town
12 reviews
1.30 km away
Glen St Theatre
12 reviews
2.14 km away
Pro Dive Manly
29 reviews
4.32 km away
Stony Range Regional Botanic Garden
15 reviews
4.79 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Anita P
15 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from cumbrianradioham | Reviewed this property |
no free to enter
0
Votes
Daniel C
19 November 2016|
Answer
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.
3
Votes
;