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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 #44 of 300 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

No other spot that I've been in Sydney have the better view of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge together than this. Best time to go is during the evening just before and after sunset which provide the best silhouette of the Sydney icons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Had a tough assignment this week of mixing work and leisure. At break time this was my view of Sydney. A perfect overview of the city what a lucky woman Mrs Macquarie must have been to have this spot named in her honour. Well kept lawns and park and it's FOC. Perfect for a walk, ride or just lazing in... More

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It was one of our most visited spots during our stay in Sydney. We did two morning runs through the Botanic Gardens passing Mrs Macquarie's Chair and visited in the evening to catch the sunset over the harbour. It was beautiful both in the mornings and evenings. You can get great photos of Sydney harbour and the Sydney skyline from... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We actually walked past it!! It's more a tablet than a chair. Follow the signs in the Botanic Gardens to this place. It offers a lovely view of the Opera House.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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