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Mrs Macquarie's Chair: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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1D Mrs Macquaries Rd | The Rocks Visitors Centre, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9255 1788
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With Sydney being more of a sunrise city with the Eastern facing beaches, good sunset spots can be harder to find. From Mrs Macquarie's point, looking towards the city, the sun will set behind the city and you have the harbour in front of you...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank hides_81
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting the gardens, you'd most certainly come this location. The view is amazing and iconic. The history of the "chair" is also very interesting. Definitely a place to stop while here.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Steven W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent location from where you can see the Sydney harbor bridge, the bay and the Opera house. It is on the edge of the Royal botanic gardens. Lovely breeze and nice place to relax and will get good pictures.Don't forget to carry...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Santosh1959
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a great walk from the city through the Botanical Garden to the seat. Here you can read the history of the seat and take in the fantastic views over the harbour, the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge that some local affectionately...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank roy v
Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

It was fun seeing and learning about this bench! It was a nice short walk. We could also see the opera hose across the bay.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JodyRB
Reviewed August 30, 2019

This is a pleasant rocky outcrop on the harbor side of the Domain with a sandstone bench with an inscription, hand-carved by convicts in 1810. Elizabeth Macquarie, wife of the Governor was known to sit and look at the view, hence the name. It usually...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed August 30, 2019

I first heard of the chair when it was mentioned on the Botanical Gardens app. It has such a great view of the harbor, including the bridge and opera house. Definitely one of the best views I have ever seen.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank alpaca_hpuff
Reviewed July 31, 2019 via mobile

The ‘chair’ at the end of the trail was underwhelming, but the view along the walk was very good. The coastal footpath was closed when we were there, but luckily found a path slight further up the hill to Mrs Macquarie’s chair. There was quite...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank WeiTan48
Reviewed July 21, 2019

lovely spot near the botanical garden. nice walk. So many runners and selfie takers in the morning. you ca see both sunrise and sunset from this spot

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank KrishS_12
Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

We clearly missed the chair but the platform area is great for pictures of the opera house and bridge. The area is aligned perfectly to get that shot of the opera house foreground and harbor bridge background. It’s pretty crowded at all times and you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Anita P
April 14, 2018|
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Response from Amanda B | Reviewed this property |
No tickets required. Lovely walk to get there.
Daniel C
November 18, 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.