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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
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The site is relatively simple. The views are however, nice. You see the opera, the military harbour, the Harbour bridge. You can reach it by walking through the shore walkway at the botanic garden when coming from the Opera House.
When I first began doing my research for my Australia trip this came onto my radar. I was unclear exactly where it was and probably would not have ended up seeing it until I came across a friendly Greek/Aussie who struck up a conversation with...More
Set just next to the botanical gardens, this is an outstanding lookout across the harbour, harbour bridge, opera house, etc. Especially great at sunset when the sun is setting behind the bridge. Bring a picnic and enjoy watching the ferries go by.
OK you walk to find the place and their is a inscription but not that great. Walk was nice but actual chair was nothing special. Maybe it was just be but not a want to see again or if I missed, no big deal.
We were fortunate to come here when the weather was great. It's a lovely walk with great views of the harbour, bridge and Opera House, and once you get to Mrs McQuarie's Chair, you will understand why that lady loved to visit. The botanical gardens...More
If the weather is nice you have a great view. Easy to get to from the Botanical Gardens. Don’t be in a hurry to eat your picture here as there are many people. Everyone was potluck and cameras/phones were traded. Whether you are by yourself...More
This a beautiful spot for a picnic and to relax. The kids will love to run around and because it's connected to the Botanical Garden exhibits you can take those in or enjoy the Open Air Cinema in January.