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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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Not the chair but the view is amazing

The chair is a little bit overrated but anyways the point itself is very nice and you have probably the best view of the harbour including the skyline, opera house and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The chair is a little bit overrated but anyways the point itself is very nice and you have probably the best view of the harbour including the skyline, opera house and the harbour bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A must see for visitors of Sydney, and a must see for Sydney-siders! Great picnic spot and great views of the iconic landmarks across the harbour.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

my friend chose this spot for their wedding photos. really good place to put Opera as a background as a memory.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a walk around through the Botanic Gardens to a great view over Sydney Harbour. Best on a day that is sunny but not too hot. I like to just sit and watch the boats on the harbour. The ferries to Manly, and Watsons Bay go past often.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I wanted to visit this location badly after reading so much about it... and when we found that we couldn't go down there with the pram it was a huge disappointment...until my partner offered to stay with the pram so I could go down and have a look. The first thing that struck me was, what's all the hype about?... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I come here quiet regularly on a lunchtime walk and today, first time I can remember, it was quiet. It didn't last for long but the 30 seconds it was vacant (see photo) were moments to be treasured. Great point for selfies and great location to view the Sydney skyline. A great spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A nice walk through the botanical gardens led us to this nice quiet location overlooking Sydney harbor and Fort Denison.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Mrs Macquaries chair is at the end of the point that forms Farm Cove. It is connected to the Royal Botanical Gardens and offers spectacular views of the Bridge and Opera House as well as the Garden Island Naval Dockyards. It is one of the premier viewing positions for the New Years Eve fireworks displays and is so popular that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We walked past the Opera House and through the Botanical Gardens to visit. It was a wet day which wasn't ideal, but would be beautiful on a sunny day, and at sunset or sunrise. Worth th walk

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Beside the history of Mrs Macquarie's chair, the highlight of this place will be the scenery of Sydney Harbour, Opera House, Bridge. Bring your both wide angle and zoom lens for photography. If you are a tourist, take a slow 30 mins walk from the Botanic Garden or jump on taxi to reach there and then walk back.

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Address: Mrs Macquarie's Road | The Rocks Visitors Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 61 02 9255 1788
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney

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