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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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Mrs Macquarie's Road | The Rocks Visitors Centre, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9255 1788
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The story of convicts and the construction of Sydney is an interesting one. This "chair" has an interesting story- worth walking by it to check it out. Just a couple of minutes and very nearby is an amazing view of the Opera House, Bridge and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mplsman2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best views in the city of the harbor Is at Mrs. Macquarie’s Point! This is where you should go if you want to take that post card perfect picture of the opera house and bridge. There is nice walking trails to get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank BriannaGoesPlaces
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there mainly for taking a sunset photo of opera house and harbor bridge. It was Christmas day and there were plenty of parking on the road. Would be an idea place to take a city view as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank sanjayaa2015
Reviewed 15 December 2018

This is a spectacular vantage point for looking out over Sydney Harbour. You can see the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge from here. This is a great place to come to get the perfect photo of Sydney.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank bucketlisttravellers
Reviewed 12 December 2018

In order to make our own picture here, sitting on this famous chair we had te wait in line before half a busload of tourists were finished with their i-phones.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank huys25
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Find your way North towards Farm Cove- you are probably walking through the Domain and Botanic Gardens. Follow the path that takes along the Farm Cove, you will have the water to your left. As you reach the right hand tip of the point you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Worth the walk out to see harbour and the opera house. The chair is a rock, u are there for the views. Note that the gardens nearby closes at night, so your path back to opera house may be closed.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OntarioCanuck1
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

This is a bit of worn sandstone with a view of Sydney harbor that the governor’s wife sat on to watch the harbor. Convicts chiseled the shape in 1810. Her husband, Major General Lachlan Macquarie (a Scotsman) was governor from 1810-1821.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank LDavidMarquet
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Located within the Botanical gardens, the views from here, across the habour are amazing! The history behind the chair is good but the whole walk and views make it worthwhile. There are numerous birds and gorgeous flowers in the botanical gardens which is an added...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gazal P
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

A lovely walk through a beautiful park. The history of the site is listed and view from the Chair is well worth the visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Anita P
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Response from cumbrianradioham | Reviewed this property |
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Daniel C
19 November 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.