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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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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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