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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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“opera house” (185 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Mrs Macquarie's Road | The Rocks Visitors Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 2 9255 1788
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Reviewed 3 days ago

For the cost of admission (free) this is great value. Fantastic view of the Opera House and Bridge together. Walk in via the Botanical gardens to double the value!

Thank andrewkM6945HA
Reviewed 1 week ago

but not much to it. A good look out point with history but nothing else. Just a plaque and I looked around, could not see a chair but there were benches carved into the stone. Don't go out of your way for it.

Thank aqwn2be
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Mrs. Macquarie's Chair during July 2017. You can reach it during a walk in the Royal Botanical Gardens by walking on the path near the Harbor. It is a great photo opportunity. Since it was raining, it is also a good sheltering point.

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the "chair" in itself is one thing to see, the views are probably what you will remember. This is a good starting point for a walk towards the Opera House, best walked before lunch to get the sun shining on the house and the...More

Thank dgjohansson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're visiting Sydney and want the iconic Sydney photo with the Opera House in front of the Harbour Bridge, then this is the location. You won't get a more internationally recognised photo than from this location.

Thank Didge432
Reviewed 1 week ago

needs a little tlc in the attraction stakes it would look that more welcoming to us all and tourist coming to view the harbour would not be embarrassed by the not quite looked after spot also a certain " lady" would also be happy

Thank perlubkca
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the Royal Botanical Gardens, it is a leisurely stroll to the Chair. It gives a pretty good vista of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge looking west. There was a little trailer shop selling refreshments when we visited. There was no gazebo or...More

Thank Joyman L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an absolute stunning place to watch the sunset. Trip here is definitely worth the time to catch such a beautiful sight!

Thank Carmen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A site not to be missed A beautiful quiet walk in the morning Views of opera house is worth watching

Thank Het223
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk to Mrs Macquarie's chair is relaxing and along the waters edge is even better, you can go through the park too. Great views of Fort Denison and even got to see some warships. Lovely and amazing views of the harbour bridge and Opera...More

Thank Jennifera710
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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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