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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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We toured this area after New Year's Eve. If we already didn't have plans for the fireworks, this would be a spot to consider. You get wonderful views of the Opera House as well as the bridge.
Arrive early b/c this area is free and...More
Mrs Macquaries Chair is quite renowned in Australia. Convicts did all the work of that
Chair. Governor Macquarie ordered to have it built for his wife.
Now-a-days, many people sit there on that sandstone bench and enjoy the view.
There is a legend that Mrs...More
Visited this location to attend the St George Open air cinema.
Had a fantastic time with amazing views of Sydney harbour including the Opera House.
During the daytime this is a gorgeous place to visit for a picnic or just to stroll along the harbour...More
You can easily walk here from the Opera House by following the shoreline past the Botanic Gardens and you'll be rewarded with a great view up and down the harbour, and can then return to the Botanic Gardens for refreshments.
I came here as part of a bus tour. This area has very nice views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The chair itself is nothing spectacular. The tour guide was joking about Mrs Macquarie having a very big butt.
This area is also frequented by...More
Well laid out and presented walk along the Sydney foreshore and into Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Although there were plenty of people around the layout makes for an easy and comfortable walk. Worth the visit.