Mrs Macquarie's Chair, Sydney

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While visiting Sydney Harbour, swing by Mrs Macquarie's Chair for a picture-postcard view of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. To get a good spot, you may have to compete with numerous wedding couples, who prefer this exposed sandstone rock cut into the shape of a bench to almost any other location in the city for their official wedding photographs. Convicts hand-carved the rock back in 1810, at the request of Governor Macquarie's wife (hence the name). Lore has it that she used to sit on the rock and watch for ships from Great Britain, enjoying the panoramic view of the harbor for hours on end. Two centuries later, you can do the same. Put Mrs Macquarie's Chair on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sydney online attractions planner .
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »

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