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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 #42 of 294 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The "chair" - a sandstone carved bench was created for Mrs Macquarie to sit on so she could LOOK AT THE VIEW. This spot will probably give you your best photo's of Sydney. Not only can you see the Opera House and The Harbour Bridge but also Kirribilli House, Garden Island and Fort Denison.... get your early morning coffee and... More

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Chickamauga, Georgia
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44 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My favorite pictures of the Opera House and Bridge came from this attraction. We went in the early morning before it was really crowded and took our pictures. Mrs. Macquarie's chair and the story benind he chair is great, but the views are what makes it a must do in Sydney.

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Sydney, Australia
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59 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The chair itself is interesting at nearly 200 years old, but it is the view that the chair was specifically created for that really makes this attraction. Of course there is the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, but also great views of Garden Island (Australia's Naval Base), Fort Denison and even Kirribilli House. It's worth looking up some of the... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

The view of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge are unrivalled. The walk through the gardens is also a great experience. From whatever angle, you will get amazing photos. A must do!

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Hertzliya, Israel
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

well, as tourist, I marked this spot as must visit. must have my own adventure and pictures of those monuments. one hint - try to visit the place in the first half of the day while the sun is in good position for snapshots.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

As such there is nothing much to do here, but it is a must visit place if you are looking for some stunning pictures of Opera House and Harbour Bridge. You can visit here both at night and day, both ways you will have stunning pictures of 2 iconic buildings of Sydney. Either you can take a taxi to reach... More

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