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Mrs Macquarie's Chair

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 2 days ago

The walk to the chair was loverly, very scenic and some great views. Arriving just before a bus load of rude pushy tourists who seemed to think they could take over ruined our photo opportunity. Best photos were taken before The Chair.

Thank Isobel G
Reviewed 5 days ago

No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to Mrs Mcquarie's Chair. Overlooking the most amazing harbour anywhere in the world the is a must. Easy walking, perfect views, it is just beautiful

Thank missy88sydney
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to see after you walk along the water and through the gardens by the Opera House. Perfect stroll with your family or loved one. Try and catch it on a beautiful sunny day.

Thank allnines1414
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took some fun photo's sitting in the 'chair'. We were lucky enough to have good weather and the walk through the park was great exercise.

Thank JanetteE59
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is the location where the wife of the former Mayor of Sydney watched the Opera House, bridge, harbor and more. It is at the very tip of a point near the botanic gardens and is a part of a walk to approach the...More

Thank finesilver
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view from Mrs Macquaire's Chair - a must visit if you're in the area! A true hidden gem in the city

Thank Matthewdpeters
Reviewed 1 week ago

This can get really crowded. If you are looking to get photos of harbour, the view is better just before here. Nice walks connected through botanical gardens and over looking harbour. Tour buses seem to park close to here and loads of people arrive all...More

Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great history here and a "thing to do" when visiting the botanical gardens. Photo op and, of course, the VIEW!

Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were looking for a place to view both the bridge and opera house we stumbled across the chair as a landmark and read the history about what the chair is about, well worth the visit. Beautiful views from this area to all sides.

Thank Jannas007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basically a seat in a garden. It has nice view of the sea and basically a tourist attraction. Nothing much.

Thank AChee74
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
18 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.