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Mrs Macquarie's Chair

Mrs Macquarie's Road | The Rocks Visitors Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
61 02 9255 1788
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Ranked #37 of 291 attractions in Sydney
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I suppose if you go to the opera it might be alright, but the seat itself is not much to write home about. Although it's a nice piece of history, I wouldn't go out of my way to see it and it would be at the bottom of my list of Sydney attractions

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

First, for the person looking to propose in Sydney to your special someone. THIS is a great spot!!! Having just arrived from LA 3 hours before. A quick 30 minute nap and a shower and we made our way from where we were staying- Marriott- to Mrs. Macquaires Chair. You'll have to wander through the botanical garden and cut through... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Puccini's Madama Butterfly produced by Handa Opera on Mrs Macquarie's Chair is an outstanding experience not to be missed! Fully staged production on Sydney Harbour with enormous set, world class singers, chorus and actors, overlooking the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and water is a magnificent experience. Opera fans like me will love every minute of it, with full orchestra and... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Walking to this point from Opera House through the garden with fresh windy air was amazed me on and on. Found lots of people was in exercise also lots of tourist walking and capturing picture. The view from the chair was lovely with the Bridge and Opera House. Will be back soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The view from this point is amazing. If you walk here from the Botanic Gardens or walk from here to the Opera House it is a wonderful walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Great spot for a lovely walk. Amazing views of the opera house, harbour bridge and harbour. The botanical gardens are close by. Lovely spot for a picnic

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

They have a movie here, at the best scenic spot of Sydney harbour, that began at dusk while I was in Sydney. What an experience! Art house movie, outdoors, Sydney Harbour Bridge back drop, huge fruit bats flying over head... An experience I'll not forget in a hurry. Wonderful.

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Mrs Macquarie's Chair is just fine. But the real deal here is the beautiful photos you can capture with both the Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge in the background. Stunning. Beautiful walk to get there from the Opera House. Go! Now!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Mrs. Macquarie's Chair is just a little bench carved on a stone. It's not much of a great monument but the view from the location is just amazing because you get to see both the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This point and the surrounding area truly offered the most beautiful views in the Royal Botanic Gardens. We took some great photos of the Harbour with the Opera House and Bridge in the background. If you're in the gardens, don't miss the views from Mrs Macquaries Chair and the surrounding area!!

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