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Mrs Macquarie's Chair

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Address: Mrs Macquarie's Road | The Rocks Visitors Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9255 1788
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Located by the Royal Botanic Gardens, the bench known as Mrs. Macquarie's...

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 purpose today for visitors who take a moment to rest there.

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Great view

It's the go to place to snap a picture with the harbour, bridge and opera house in the background, and I don't think there are other locations with a view as great as this.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's the go to place to snap a picture with the harbour, bridge and opera house in the background, and I don't think there are other locations with a view as great as this.

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Lemon Tree Passage, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the finest places in Sydney to visit. It was constructed in 1810 from sandstone for Governor Macquarie's wife Elizabeth to relax on when she walked to the harbour from her residence. it's a free attraction and offers views of the harbour bridge and Opera House together. A great photo opportunity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

and just take in the view, over the harbour, Opera House and Bridge. A lovely place to visit and a great photo opportunity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great views from the chair. We were lucky as there were some submarines anchored close by and we had the opportunity to check them out, visually.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you've made it to the opera house...if you've walked through the botanical garden...you should just walk a little farther for the views from here. I did, but didn't see the history side of it, so I will have to go back before I leave!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While the chair in and of itself isn't necessarily impressive, the history behind it is (read up before you go!) and the views of the harbor certainly are. It's easy walking if you're already going through the botanic gardens, or other bus tours also stop here. Just be prepared to wait for the throngs of selfie-takers to move out of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great area to walk with great views of the Sydney area. Great water and bay views as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting here was part of the Free Bus tour. Good view and a number of other spots are nearby. Worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've seen the chair twice, and still think 'was that worth the time? Well maybe. It is a part of the developing history of Australia, you maybe need to hear about it from a guide, I'd recommend the free city tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit for any tourist to Sydney. A must visit for any local to be reminded of the great city we live in, and how amazing the harbour is. On a perfect day, the blue sky goes for miles, and the pictures you'll get at this location are well worth the visit. I often find myself walking from or... More 

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