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Mrs Macquarie's Chair

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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So the views around Mrs Macquarie's chair was amazing. Great views of the harbor. But as for the chair itself, was a little dissapointing.

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Maybe it's because I don't know the history behind this but this was unimpressive. I expected something that more resembled a chair but all this was was some slabs of rock. The view from here isn't even that great. You can't see the opera house.

Thank Kat A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of tourists here but what do you expect from an iconic tourist destination. I love going here for the views out to the harbour. Be prepared that it is always windy but this is great for "blowing the cobwebs away" Lovely walks by the...More

Thank grandies3
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sure was one Long walk from the bus stop to Mrs Macquarie's Chair and one would be disappointed as it is not as spectacular as it is made out to be. But, one gets a alternate spectacular view of the Sydney Harbour bridge and the...More

Thank passionfruitsin
Reviewed 6 days ago

Once you visit this point, you will understand why Mrs Macquarie loved it here. It’s a really nice walk and you will be rewarded with the most magnificent views of both the Sydney Opera House as well as Harbour Bridge. Come back here, like we...More

Thank ChanIrene2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk to the chair was loverly, very scenic and some great views. Arriving just before a bus load of rude pushy tourists who seemed to think they could take over ruined our photo opportunity. Best photos were taken before The Chair.

Thank Isobel G
Reviewed 1 week ago

No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to Mrs Mcquarie's Chair. Overlooking the most amazing harbour anywhere in the world the is a must. Easy walking, perfect views, it is just beautiful

Thank missy88sydney
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to see after you walk along the water and through the gardens by the Opera House. Perfect stroll with your family or loved one. Try and catch it on a beautiful sunny day.

Thank allnines1414
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took some fun photo's sitting in the 'chair'. We were lucky enough to have good weather and the walk through the park was great exercise.

Thank JanetteE59
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is the location where the wife of the former Mayor of Sydney watched the Opera House, bridge, harbor and more. It is at the very tip of a point near the botanic gardens and is a part of a walk to approach the...More

Thank finesilver
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.