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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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chair itself is made of carved stone and has historical significance. I mainly came here, not for the chair, but for some of the best views/photo ops in all of Sydney. At this location, both Sydney Opera House and Sydney Bridge serve as backdrops....More

Thank donbo55
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

A bit on the side so there is no direct view to the opera house and the bridge, but still very nice and quiet location

Thank Puka8
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

When: Sunday March 4 2018 Why: Traveling to Sydney for business and had a free day Pros: The views are amazing. We walked to this location from the opera house area. A flat walk. We were able to walk right down to the waters edge,...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

My 2nd time at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, it is the best view all of Sydney! This is not to be missed if you do Sydney!

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

The chair itself has historical value, but is rather unimpressive. however, the area around it is lush, green and the view of the Harvour, the Bridge and the Opera House are breathtaking.

Thank Alfred V
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

If you're in the botanical gardens then you might as well stroll over and have a seat, maybe get a picture too if you're so inclined. I can't say I'd intentionally seek this out otherwise.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

From here you have a very nice view of the Opra House and the Bridge. Here is also a very nice park where one can relax and enjoy.

Thank lisahuijsers51
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

This is a simple sandstone ledge that sits on a point in Sydney Harbor. In the early 1800's, the Governor's wife recognized this place for its incredible beauty, and she would often sit on or around this beautiful ledge. The Governor ordered some of his...More

Thank Anthony P
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Significant in history of New South Wales but otherwise it is a rock with a seat cut out. Obviously the view is not what she would have seen and now not the best view in the harbour.

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

At the end of the day it's a seat carved in the rock that gives a great view over the bay but it is one of those places you have to visit and sit in. Worth it and of course it's a free attraction .

Thank Brian E
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Anita P
14 April 2018|
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Response from Stephen A | Reviewed this property |
It costs nothing its part of the botanical gardens which is free to enter
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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.
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