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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

In the Botanical gardens there is a famous Macquarie point which gives the perfect view of the opera house and Harbor Bridge together from the garden side. The city rise building can be seen on the other side, It’s the historical site where Mrs. Macquarie...More

1  Thank TusharVig
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love my walks at lunch time around here. The best point for views and photos especially for the Sydney Opera House and the harbour bridge. Makes me so proud to live in Sydney with such great views.

Thank MaryC2036
Reviewed 5 days ago

Writing a review also is a waste of time. Well 1 . I have started it so let me complete the same. . . .

Thank limayeji
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic views of the main harbour sights - harbour bridge and opera house. Nice to walk around or maybe even drop a fishing line in. Have been to the art gallery it is a must do for art lovers. Great spot

Thank mattandkrista
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great stretch of the harbour to walk around with a fantastic little park in the middle of the pathed off the waterfront.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very nice park .The views are amazing of the harbor and the opera house . Tons of history if you read all the plaques

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous views of the park, Opera House, city, Harbour Bridge or simple the harbour itself. Very nice, quiet and peaceful except for the odd tour bus full of tourists that come along now and then to get their photos.

Thank ng0ch0
Reviewed 1 week ago

Continuing my trek towards the Opera House, I came across Mrs Macquarie's Chair, there is an earthcache here that was in my gps. I stopped to gather the needed info, took my pictures and was on my way. Some other very interesting rock formations nearby.

Thank garywing
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting little park with notes of interest all about. A nice place to sit and grab a lunch within the confines of downtown Sydney.

Thank patrick c
Reviewed 1 week ago

To reach the area you can stroll though the Royal Botanical Gardens and then alongside the water. The chair itself isn't much to look at - just a couple of notches cut into a rock outcropping for sitting. The view of the opera house across...More

Thank bobe2
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.