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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 yesterday

Visited this location to attend the St George Open air cinema. Had a fantastic time with amazing views of Sydney harbour including the Opera House. During the daytime this is a gorgeous place to visit for a picnic or just to stroll along the harbour...More

Thank Suzana C
Reviewed 5 days ago

You can easily walk here from the Opera House by following the shoreline past the Botanic Gardens and you'll be rewarded with a great view up and down the harbour, and can then return to the Botanic Gardens for refreshments.

Thank Narziss
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not much to say other than it's worth walking up to it for the views. If you visit the Convict museum first, you'll find out how it got its name.

Thank chocolocomama
Reviewed 5 days ago

I came here as part of a bus tour. This area has very nice views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The chair itself is nothing spectacular. The tour guide was joking about Mrs Macquarie having a very big butt. This area is also frequented by...More

Thank neminskii
Reviewed 6 days ago

I walked right passed this at first so when I came back to it I wasn't really inpressed, it's just a chair

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well laid out and presented walk along the Sydney foreshore and into Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Although there were plenty of people around the layout makes for an easy and comfortable walk. Worth the visit.

Thank Mal B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was rated as one of the best free places to view the NYE fireworks. So, we dutifully got up early on Dec. 31st, walked more than 30 mins. to get in line by 8 am for the gates to open which THEN took 2...More

Thank birder5349
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came this place for the New Years Eve countdown. One of the best vantage point for the Harbour, Harbour Bridge and Opera House. However, if you are here for the New Year Eve countdown, queue overnight to get the best spot. If not your view...More

Thank ChristianTVC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popular spot to photograph other iconic landmarks. We walked from Woolloomooloo to the Opera House and this was a welcome stop in order take a break. Shame the weather wasn’t on our side otherwise the photos would have looked better.

Thank 4wdtragic
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice view over harbour. A good place to walk to and relax with a coffee and enjoy a mellow experience

Thank George647
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|
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.