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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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Private Tour: Sydney Sightseeing Experience
88%
Ranked #42 of 238 Attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Located by the Royal Botanic Gardens, the bench known as Mrs...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

The view is spectacular and it draws you along Wooloowolloo Harbour when you apposch drom the east where diners across WoollooWooloo sound like flocks of birds and into the park domain. Look to your left from the chair and you see the bridge and a couple of more steps and there is the Sydney Opera house. Now dive back into... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A visit to Mrs Macquarie's Chair is a must if you are a photography buff. The views back to the Opera House and Harbour Bridge are fabulous, not to mention Fort Denison in the middle of the harbour. It is attached to the Botanical Gardens and down the road from the NSW Art Gallery.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The spot in the Botanic Gardens where the wife of former NSW Governor Lachlan Macquarie indulged in her hobby of sitting and watching for ships from Great Britain sailing into Sydney Harbour is now affectionately known as Mrs Macquarie's Chair. It's not exactly a chair, but more of sandstone cut into a shape of a chair. Mrs Macquarie has certainly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

If you want an amazing view of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, you have to come to Mrs. Macquarie's Chair. The view is even more amazing and breath-taking at sunset where people line up with their cameras to get the perfect shot. I did not want to leave this spot, I could have sat here all day and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Mrs Macquarie was certainly an expert in choosing a fine place from which to admire the beauty of Sydney Harbour. It's worth stopping here for a few minutes to take it in for yourself as you walk around the Botanic Gardens.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We got a pleasant surprise when we came here. Initially planned this point along a morning running route through the Botanical Gardens. From here, there's a beautiful view of the Sydney CBD, Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Wish I had my camera with me!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Definitively the place to stop to see the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge. perfect spot to take a picture. The view was awesome. will recommend everyone to stop by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Mrs Macquarie was spot on in where to go for a view. This is where you go to get a photo of the Opera House and Bridge. The view of the boats is spectacular too. There are gardens for what seems like miles and so much to see. Walk from the waterfront would be the best for an afternoon, or... More 

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I'm sure it's historical locally but it's a simple monument. The views from the location are fantastic looking toward Opera House and Harbour bridge. Nice to watch the ferries and boats arrive/depart. Otherwise, not much else here....a bit of a hike to water/food/toilets.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My title tells u all. Do and pay a visit. I observe only tour operators bring their guests here ...I love to see good scenery from here....

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