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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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“opera house” (176 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

A nice view of the Opera House and Bridge, a lovely park and a great place to spend sometime walking around, having a picnic or simply relaxing

Thank KanwarTavy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing place to view the Sunset and Sunrise. Free entrance, food place to walk and enjoying the must famous view of Sydney

Thank Thiagovelho
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped at Mrs Macquarie's chair as part of a city tour. While some may say its just a seat carved out of the rock, it's what it represents - a piece of Australian history where the governors wife sat looking out to sea while...More

Thank ClanIrvine
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stunning view of Sydney harbour and a great walk also around the botanical gardens. Highly recommend!

Thank Luke B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mrs. Macquarie's Chair is a beautiful piece of history. It sets along side the military harbour and apparently Russell Crowes home. You have a beautiful view of Sydney, the Opera House, and bridge from the shore here. This was part of our AAT Tour and...More

Thank denacarver2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably not a stand alone attraction, however has historic value, best seen during a walk along one of the best harbour walks in the world (we are slightly biased). The seat was carved out of rock by convicts in the early 1800's for the wife...More

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited - 12/04/2017 Let's be honest here and review the actual "chair". It's basically a stone bench carved into a rock face and it's not worth going out of your way to find unless you're interested in history, or sitting. We didn't have trouble taking...More

Thank Sankles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The spot gives a good viewing point of the surrounding area and a location for nice pictures for the memory. The historical background is interesting as well. Worth the short walk to reach it.

Thank M C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our American friends had read about Mrs Macquarie's Chair and it was one point of interest that they wanted to visit during their short two day stay in Sydney. We did this on a bus tour, but it is accessible by foot from various other...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see place. A beautiful spot with iconic views of the opera house. A great spot for a selfie! Although very hard to get a photo on the actual chair as the queues were long. It seemed several coaches had a arrived, and all...More

Thank Jaxhida
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.