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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
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+61 2 9255 1788
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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This is a popular spot for tour groups to have their pictures taken. This is a place to rest while walking from the Opera House to the Royal Botanical Gardens.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a popular spot for tour groups to have their pictures taken. This is a place to rest while walking from the Opera House to the Royal Botanical Gardens.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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So busy you could barely get a look in. But the other side you have the beautiful view of the opera house and bridge together which is a great photo spot

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Southampton, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked to this spot as part of our unguided tour of the Horticultural Gardens. There is a nice view of the harbour, opera house, and bridge, and an easy walking path. Accessing this point by wheelchair would be a challenge due to the grade of the path. This is obviously a common tour stop and we were not impressed... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not really much to look at in regards to the chair. But there are great views of the opera house. Make sure to walk along the water all the way to the opera house and then to the rocks area

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked around the Harbour from Ferry terminals Circular Quay. This was a lovely walk through the Botanical Gardens and back along the Harbour walkway. Great views from the Seat.

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Perth, Australia
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Fascinating spot with great history to sit and enjoy the view over the water after a pleasant walk through the park

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Mrs Macquarie’s Chair when we attending the Opera “Carmen”. There are lovely views back across the CBD, Opera House and Harbour Bridge. This historical area is well worth a walk.

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This place is the best spot if u wanna take picture with Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge at the background at the same time But do it before NOON Important.

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Rochester, New York
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I found this place in a local guidebook as part of a walk from the Harbour, Opera House, Botanic Gardens. Pretty cool to see some historical parts of the city.

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A few lines about this important significant historic site is far too brief. Australians hold places involved with convicts to a higher level of importance. Mrs Elizabeth Macquarie (the Governor's wife), liked to sit here to watch the ships enter the harbour and anchor around the bays, from 1810 to 1821. The chair was hand-made by convicts in 1810. The... More 

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