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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 293 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW 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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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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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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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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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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Beachwood, New Jersey
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The walk thru the Royal Botanical Gardens and the view make this something. The chair is no great shakes. Sort of an "I was here" place to take a photo. As your facing the chair, the rock formations to its left are much more interesting. Of course the view is great/ Get your iconic image of the opera house and... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

First, for the person looking to propose in Sydney to your special someone. THIS is a great spot!!! Having just arrived from LA 3 hours before. A quick 30 minute nap and a shower and we made our way from where we were staying- Marriott- to Mrs. Macquaires Chair. You'll have to wander through the botanical garden and cut through... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Puccini's Madama Butterfly produced by Handa Opera on Mrs Macquarie's Chair is an outstanding experience not to be missed! Fully staged production on Sydney Harbour with enormous set, world class singers, chorus and actors, overlooking the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and water is a magnificent experience. Opera fans like me will love every minute of it, with full orchestra and... More

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