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Mrs. Macquarie's Chair
Sydney Top 19 in Can't Miss Attractions

263 Reviews
City | ​​landmark
Liked by 3
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: 1d Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: +61-2-92318111

What people are saying:

Great views of the Sydney Opera House from this point. Great for people on a budget

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  • MichaelJT19
    Aussie in Aberdeen, Scotland

    Good walk

    Good walk around Sydney, one of the more scenic routes you can do near the swimming pool and the art gallery

    Reviewed on /Date(1607876261000+0800)/
  • 997briant

    Take a seat... if you can!

    For some obscure reason this historic marker draws in the crowds, for the inevitable group or family snap of everyone sitting on a historic bench (or ‘chair’) carved out of sandstone. The bench was c...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604293742000+0800)/
  • normanp311

    Walking around the Harbour - fantastic views.

    What better way to spend a summer day in Sydney than walking around the Harbour - from Woolloomooloo to Barangaroo. First stop Mrs Macquarie Chair where you get a panoramic view of the Harbour.

    Reviewed on /Date(1602361907000+0800)/
  • BG789

    Stunning views

    This is one of the best places in Sydney for a stunning view of the harbour, particularly on a sunny day! Located near the Royal Botanical Gardens, this is an amazing site for a picnic or a walk!

    Reviewed on /Date(1593862551000+0800)/
  • GlobeTrotterrrrrrrr
    New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India

    For the best views!

    Photo point right around there near Mrs Macquaire's Chair. The views of the iconic Opera House and the Harbour Bridge together. Some very nice pictures can be clicked. Worth the quick photo stop.

    Reviewed on /Date(1590797768000+0800)/

Additional Information


Mrs. Macquarie's Chair is a rock cut into the shape of a bench by artisans in memory of Mrs. Macquarie, located in the north of Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens. Mrs. Macquarie's Chair is separated from the Sydney Opera House by just a narrow bay, which houses an observation deck that is a prime spot for a view of two gems of modern architecture, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Standing at Mrs. Macquarie's Chair, visitors can snap a panoramic image of the opera house, skyline and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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