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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the iconic view spots on Sydney Harbour. Classic photo spot for opera house backed by the Harbour Bridge. Nice waterfront walk or jog as well.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After lunch at customs house walked past opera house along to this wonderful landmark. I enjoy taking people here as it is an enjoyable walk and the view is amazing.

Thank Angmut
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well actually didn’t go for the chair (which is a rock). Went for the photos - sydney opera house and harbour Bridge in the background. Pretty much right next to the Beautiful Botanical gardens which makes you feel like your not in the city. You...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're in any way interested in Sydney's colonial settlement this is a must see. But if you think that it is the best view of Sydney harbour, you might be wasting your time. It does get you to take the lovely walk through the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this initially as part of our free tours & then saw it again when walking around the Botanical Gardens, provides a great backdrop for some wonderful photos & is immersed in Sydney’s history, somewhere you must visit!

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

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

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Reviewed March 12, 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 March 10, 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 March 3, 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 February 28, 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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Anita P
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Response from cumbrianradioham | Reviewed this property |
no free to enter
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Daniel C
19 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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