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Mrs Macquarie's Chair

Mrs Macquarie's Road | The Rocks Visitors Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9255 1788
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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 purpose today for visitors who take a moment to rest there.
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Mrs Macquarie's Road | The Rocks Visitors Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great picture opportunity. And Its close to view the ship yards. Definitely a must see spot when visiting Sydney. Take a picnic maybe! LOTS of History

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your visiting Sydney you must visit this spot. Unique and breathtaking views of the Sydney skyline as well as the harbour bridge and the Sydney opera house!

Thank kjf_x
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wife of the Governor of New South Wales, lamented Mrs Elizabeth Macquarie, sat on the benchand and watched the ships coming into Sydney harbour from, say, Cardiff. Also Wales, but the old and not the southern. What is the event? And she was knitting...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well Mrs Macquarie loved to come here to watch the ships in the harbour. I wonder what she would think now. To sit on the chair and see the harbour lit up with the Vivid lights, I reckon she would think it was excellent. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are some great views and places to snap a photo here if you can time it correctly. Attracts hourdes of tourists.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting history in its own right but also a great place to get good views on the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, especially at sunset.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took the route via the royal botanic gardens to get to Mrs macquarie’s chair which took about a 20-30 Min walk (try this without the blazing afternoon sun and it’d be quite nice). The view was OK, I didn’t think it was really fantastic...More

Thank silverspire
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mrs Macquaries point is located within the royal botanical gardens.. My favorite part of it was the view point ---- The opera house in front of the harbour bridge.... This view is definitely instagram worthy ;) ... A few steps away from the view point...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

One of the iconic view spots on Sydney Harbour. Classic photo spot for opera house backed by the Harbour Bridge. Nice waterfront walk or jog as well.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

After lunch at customs house walked past opera house along to this wonderful landmark. I enjoy taking people here as it is an enjoyable walk and the view is amazing.

Thank Angmut
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Anita P
15 April 2018|
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Response from cumbrianradioham | Reviewed this property |
no free to enter
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Daniel C
19 November 2016|
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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.
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