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Mrs Macquarie's Chair

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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

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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Great walk

Mrs. Macquarie point was a wonderful walk, with gorgeous views of harbor bridge and opera house. Recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Madison, WI

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mrs. Macquarie point was a wonderful walk, with gorgeous views of harbor bridge and opera house. Recommend!

Thank OriginalUB
Preston UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not only a historic point in the harbour but must be one of the most iconic viewpoints in the world. Fantastic view over to the harbour bridge and Opera house. Have your camera!

Thank Ajb1207
Galena, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked to the Chair and the Point and at our lunch sitting on the grass at the point. The best part were the views.

Thank LindaMarita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had only few hours between my flights on the way back home. However perfect place to have a view on the well known Sydney Harbour area. Crossing the botanic garden you can easily reach it from the Circular Quay station. It was worth to go there...do it too! :)

Thank GyFlo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated in the beautiful and tranquil Botanical Gardens, Mrs Macquarie's chair is a little touch of colonial Australian history. It's the best vantage point to view the Harbour with a spectacular view over to Bennelong point named after a local Indigenous elder at the time of settlement and now housing one of the modern wonders of the world; the Sydney... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

nice place to get the view of the harbour... you can even see the opera house.... Nice spot to take photos.....

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is said that Mrs Macquaire used sit at this place and watch the to and fro of the ship movements as she was feeling lonely and used to remember her day's in England. The location is excellent offering all round view of the outer sea and the inner dock movemnets

Thank JayantSathe
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One can run through Hyde Park over bridge and along shore to Mrs Macquaries Chair and there take in great view of bridge and Opera House. Lots people taking photos there, especially at susnset.

Thank Mark C
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic view to the Harbour, the Bridge and the Opera House. Beautiful garden. Nice spot to take photos.

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great view at night. it is a must see.. there was an orchestra playing in the background.. such a great relaxing spot, with fantastic views

Thank CCurtis_11

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