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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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Mrs Macquarie's Road | The Rocks Visitors Centre, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9255 1788
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very nice place to take a stroll. Very impressive views of the beautiful Sydney Harbour. There is also a very interesting historic element to this area. As described by the name.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aluckart
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is undoubtedly one of the best places to take photos of the harbor bridge and opera house...it has an access from inside the botanical garden which I discovered by accident when strolling thru the gardens.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Atri_Mandal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mrs MacQuaries Chair is an historic landmark dating back to the early settlement of the original colony. Like most of Sydney's landmarks, this too is located to offer the great shot of both the Opera House and the Coathanger Bridge. The chair, (erection completed in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WilliamB826
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place to drop off from the the taxi and start walking. From the park itself you can get some great photos of both marina and opera house. The boardwalk starts at this point, and in short walking distance, you can get some awesome...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Snir I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely 20 minute walk from the Opera house to Mrs Macquaries chair through the botanical gardens. We saw lots of fantastic wildlife and various tropical plants during our walk. The photo opportunity is great as you can take a picture with the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gasgazz
Reviewed 16 January 2019

The story of convicts and the construction of Sydney is an interesting one. This "chair" has an interesting story- worth walking by it to check it out. Just a couple of minutes and very nearby is an amazing view of the Opera House, Bridge and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mplsman2016
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

One of the best views in the city of the harbor Is at Mrs. Macquarie’s Point! This is where you should go if you want to take that post card perfect picture of the opera house and bridge. There is nice walking trails to get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank BriannaGoesPlaces
Reviewed 29 December 2018

I went there mainly for taking a sunset photo of opera house and harbor bridge. It was Christmas day and there were plenty of parking on the road. Would be an idea place to take a city view as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank sanjayaa2015
Reviewed 14 December 2018

This is a spectacular vantage point for looking out over Sydney Harbour. You can see the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge from here. This is a great place to come to get the perfect photo of Sydney.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank bucketlisttravellers
Reviewed 12 December 2018

In order to make our own picture here, sitting on this famous chair we had te wait in line before half a busload of tourists were finished with their i-phones.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.