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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
+61 2 9255 1788
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I live in Sydney and once a month or so take the dog for a walk down through the Botanic Gardens to Mrs Macquarie's Chair and beyond. It is seriously one of the best short city walks anywhere in the world. Start rom the Art...More

1  Thank MrsWaterhouse
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fab views of the bridge, waterfront and Opera house. Good walk for a Saturday morning. Nothing great except for the views that one can have from this vantage point. Ideal place to be when there are fireworks on New Year's Eve; am told.

Thank docboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of the chair (really more of a ledge carved out of stone) can give you stunning views of the harbor. It's worth it to visit just for that. Make sure also to explore the rest of the botanic gardens.

Thank rzsandoval
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mrs Macquarie's Chair, location at mrs macquaries road, Sydney. The outlook view is wonderful, could see the traffic of those ferries from/to circular quay wharfs.

Thank Reception498
Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy walk along the beautiful harbor with great views along the way. I expect it would be crowded during prime time but hey it's famous for a reason.

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have 15 mins and driving it's enough time. If you are on public transport , bus 441 goes all the way to the National Art Museum where you alight, walk along path straight to Mrs Macquarie's point , the lookout to the waters...More

Thank Jjasg10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place has more of a historical significance as opposed to any thing else. The views from the other parts of the Royal Botanical Gardens are as good, if not better, than from here. Not worth coming for this place specifically, but if you are...More

Thank deepakgupta5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People parently have got married here i fail to see why! hard to find in the botanic gardens which are also over rated. plenty of other awwesome things to see in this amazing city. dont waste your time

Thank Nadia M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The (stone) chair itself is not so thrilling, though you'll do what everyone does and get a photo. The walk there, and the views from the point, are both quite nice. Go, definitely.

Thank EnglandScotland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located quite a walking distance from the entrance of Royal Botanic Garden. But the view definitely worths the walk. You may take photo with harbour bride and opera house as the background.

Thank EA5615
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.