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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...more
After a lovely walk via Hyde park and botanic gardens I ended up here - it is a lovely spot to see Sydney harbour. Interesting that it was built for Elizabeth Macquarie, wife of Lachlan as a place of rest and scenic viewpoint.
The point where this chair is located offers great views of Sydney Harbour and the opera house. However, why this particular seat is so popular I really do not understand. The best views are not from here.
Its only a short walk from the opera house but is worth it. It has history and great views. I think we probably stayed a good half hour just in the same spot to take in all the views and how nice it was. It...More
Mrs. Macquarie’s chair is a sandstone rock cut into a shape of a bench by convicts in 1810 situated on a peninsula near the botanic gardens. Governor Lachlan Macquarie built it for his wife Elizabeth. She chose a very strategic lookout spot for seeing the...More
Great place to watch the sunset with the bridge in the background. Easy walk from Circular Quay, through the botanical gardens. But beware - check the closing time of the botanical gardens as the gates are locked (before sunset in July) and it's a long...More
You’ll need to go to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair (also known as Lady Macquarie’s Chair) to really appreciate the beauty of SYDNEY. Admission is free. Located on the east side of the botanic garden, this place is a perfect spot for tourists to take selfies. For...More