We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (498)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“opera house”(224 reviews)
“sandstone rock”(16 reviews)
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
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Mrs Macquarie's Road | The Rocks Visitors Centre, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9255 1788
Ways to Experience Mrs Macquarie's Chair
from US$ 50.00
More Info
from US$ 71.70
More Info
from US$ 653.30
More Info
from US$ 71.70
More Info
Reviews (1,122)
There are newer reviews for Mrs Macquarie's Chair
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
914 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews botanical gardens opera house sandstone rock sydney harbour vantage point farm cove nice walk photo opportunity new south wales art gallery fort denison an easy walk take photos visiting sydney circular quay governor carved
Updating list...
51 - 60 of 914 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Situated at the edge of the Botanical Gardens, Mrs. Macquarie's Chair is not particularly amazing but, because of it's fame, it's one to visit and tick off your list!

Thank Jade-Stamford
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We walked to here from both sides and its a lovely walk to get there which ever way you walk, right next to the sea.

Thank cumbrianradioham
Reviewed 21 January 2018

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

Thank nola1961
Reviewed 20 January 2018

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

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 19 January 2018

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

Thank Suzana C
Reviewed 16 January 2018

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.

Thank Narziss
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Not much to say other than it's worth walking up to it for the views. If you visit the Convict museum first, you'll find out how it got its name.

Thank chocolocomama
Reviewed 15 January 2018

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

Thank neminskii
Reviewed 14 January 2018

I walked right passed this at first so when I came back to it I wasn't really inpressed, it's just a chair

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 14 January 2018

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.

Thank Mal B
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 188 nearby hotels
Travelodge Hotel Manly Warringah Sydney
1,330 reviews
4.44 km away
Time And Tide Hotel Motel
17 reviews
5.04 km away
Checkers Resort & Conference Centre
116 reviews
5.20 km away
Miramare Gardens Boutique Accommodation
56 reviews
6.20 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 6,781 nearby restaurants
The Old Civic
28 reviews
1.06 km away
Roaming Bird
9 reviews
.99 km away
Blends Cafe and Restaurant
6 reviews
1.06 km away
We Are Thai Restaurant
7 reviews
1.38 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,768 nearby attractions
Wannabees Family Play Town
12 reviews
1.30 km away
Glen St Theatre
16 reviews
2.14 km away
Pro Dive Manly
32 reviews
4.32 km away
Westfield Warringah Mall
27 reviews
3.88 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Anita P
15 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from cumbrianradioham | Reviewed this property |
no free to enter
Daniel C
19 November 2016|
Response from MWandAW |
No, all spaces have parking meters, though many are 4P allowing 4 hours limit, between 8.00 am and 8.00 pm weekdays and 6P or 6 hours parking on weekends.