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Mrs Macquarie's Chair

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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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Combined with a walk in the botanical gardens this is a must see, superb view across the water to North Sydney, watch all the action on the water. Photo opportunities galore and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Combined with a walk in the botanical gardens this is a must see, superb view across the water to North Sydney, watch all the action on the water. Photo opportunities galore and a great walk, I can highly recommend it.

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Rhinebeck, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Make the time to stop by Macquarie Point for a spectacular view of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge together. This spot, located where the Royal Botanical Gardens meet the Sydney Opera House Walk along the harborside is famous for the view and you will not be disappointed. Time your visit to just before sunset as you will... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

From this area you can see both Opera House and the Darling Harbour ... the view is so amazing ... you can also visit a library gallery on the right side when you enter the area and a nice place to have picnic with a good view...

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

its a long walk from circular qJay but it's worth it for the views. But you do need to contend with many many others to get the photo sitting on the seat. Probably better to spend the time in the botanical gardens and take the photo opportunities from the ferry

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North London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If Mrs Macquarie had only known how many people would have been clamouring to get on her seat she'd have commissioned a sofa instead. It was very, very busy and it needed sterling commitment to get anywhere close for a snap. Anyway, we were more interested in the view she'd have taken in (minus the Opera House obviously).

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Best place to get the bridge & opera house in one photo. The gardens are lovely. The parrots come and say "Hello how are you". Serious they do! All the different tones of voice they copy are comical. Do yourself a favour and have a cheese & biscuit picnic here.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you are time poor when visiting Sydney then take a quick trip to this location for an opportunity to view the opera house and the Sydney harbour bridge. It is an excellent location to photograph these 2 icons of Sydney. Also opportunity for other harbour shots . Enjoy .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We enjoyed walking from the Sydney Opera house through the Botanic Gardens and into the Domain where Mrs Macquarie's Chair (rock bench) is located. The great views of the Sydney Opera House and Bridge are not from the chair. They are actually before you get there near the end of the point. The entire area does have great views of... More 

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Klaipeda, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great place for photographing yourself and getting Harbour bridge and Opera house in the background of your photos. Just don't look for the chair, it's just the name of the rock :). But you'll definitely see this place from a distance cause lots of people are hanging out here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

While I wasn't sure where exactly was the chair at first, I think it's a good look out point if you want to get a good picture of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. It's also a good choice of location for picnics. Just so you know, the chair is NOT exactly a chair but it's a exposed... More 

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