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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 #46 of 297 Attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Gorgeously sited, with a choice of lovely and easy walks to get here, esp. through the Domain and Botanical Gardens. THIS IS THE PLACE TO HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN WITH THE SYDNEY HARBOR BRIDGE IN THE BACKGROUND.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Mrs Macquarie's chair is a really nice part of Sydney. It has great views of the harbour and the surroundings. Perhaps the best way to get to it is walking through the Botanic Gardens. It's a great place to relax and unwind. You can also take amazing photos of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Recommended.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a great 1.5 hour walk with breaks for the dogs. There was lots o greenery to sniff and the walk around the water was lovely. Pity we couldn't walk back through the botanical gardens around the water, but lovely nonetheless.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is the best spot to get the most amazing photos of Sydney harbours iconic landmarks in one shot (the next best spot is blues Point park on the other side of the bridge). There is a lot of grassed parkland around as well as a walking track, with the location seamlessly integrating into Sydney's Botanical Gardens. Great for a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I love shooting at Mrs Macquarie's chair. Its a beautiful location with views to our stunning city. Be mindful that it can get 'full' around sunrise/sunset with photographers. You'd be better off getting in early, finding a composition you like and sticking there! Definitely a must visit for Photographers in Sydney.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Start at the opera house, walk through the botanical gardens and take your holiday photos here. Great views of the harbour bridge and opera house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A must when visiting sydney! Great views and location. Very central. Bring a picnic hamper and then go to the art gallery. Catch a ferry. Great day out.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It's a beautiful, picturesque walk to this point but absolutely worth it! You get to take your own photograph of one of the most iconic and wonderful pictures in the world - Sydney Harbour bridge and Opera house together. Everyone still comments on our photo and ask where we bought it! It does get really busy (as you can imagine)... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Lovely walk here from the Opera House along the waterfront path through the Botanical Gardens. It took about 20 minutes strolling. Great views and photo opportunities and you get to sit in a big chair at the end!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

I ended up here by chance at sunset. What a happy mistake! You can sit on the grass by the water and watch the sun go down behind the bridge and opera house.

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