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Address: Mrs Macquarie's Road | The Rocks Visitors Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 61 02 9255 1788
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: Located by the Royal Botanic Gardens, the bench known as Mrs. Macquarie's...
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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Great photo opportunity

Great place to take photos of the harbour and from near this point you can take pics of the opera house and the harbour bridge.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Great place to take photos of the harbour and from near this point you can take pics of the opera house and the harbour bridge.

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Aldona, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This point provides a scenic view of the Sydney harbour. You can walk it through the Royal botanical garden or access it via a road., if walking is a issues. The place is teeming with tourist with selfie sticks and you wont lose much if you give this place a skip. ( Unless you are looking for standard souvenir photos)

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Excellent position for views towards the west of Opera House & Sydney Harbour Bridge. Many wedding photos taken here. Graced by the characteristic, enormous Morton Bay fig trees and bordered by the NSW Art Gallery, Domain & Botanic Gardens. Easily a full day's outing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Where else could you take in so much of what makes Sydney a destination. Skyline, bridge and opera house all in one and popular with all. The green space is well laid out with plenty of parking and only a short walk from circular quay. A must do. Check out my photos from sunset (a popular and recommended choice) international... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This can basically be the mid way point in your walk from the Opera House, through the Royal Gardens, to Macquaries chair and back. This particular spot is a perfect place to take pics of the Opera House and Bridge together. The best spot to watch the fireworks from on New Years, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is really just a feature in the Sydney harbour botanical gardens - it's fun to visit for the historical significance, but the main attraction here are the wonderful gardens, a must visit. The views from Mrs. Macquarie's chair are fabulous so get those classic tourist pictures of the opera house and harbour bridge here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is one of the best free spots to actually watch NYE fireworks. Go in the early morning to experience the crowd, take sandwiches, drink a little bit, enjoy a sun tan and amaze yourself with fireworks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is one of the nicest places to sit and just enjoy Sydney. It can be a bit awkward to get to, especially if you don't know your way around sydney. You can either walk up from the Botanic Gardens, or walk left from Kings Cross. I recommend you pull up a pew and sit under the trees on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you take the walk from the botanical gardens to get here then you will see some extraordinary views of the harbor. The actual chair itself is not that big of a deal, it's more the surroundings that make it wonderful. You can see part of the harbor, the bridge and the opera house from here. There is not much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is the spot to get the best view of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. There were tourist busses parked everywhere when I was there last week. It overlooks Sydney Harbour. You will pay about $1 for 15 mins of parking - just enough time to get out of your car and get a selfie (photo) and get... More 

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