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 best panoramic view of the harbor. These were the early days when there was no opera house and no harbor bridge. Only the ships coming from Britain.
To this day, millions have enjoyed this view for free. We accessed the place by passing through the botanic garden and entering the Yurong gate. Allocate at least 20 minutes’ walk per way and another 30 minutes to take in the view below the shade of the trees.
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