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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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  • Who is Mrs. Macquarie and why does she have a chair in the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens? During a recent visit to the botanic gardens, we were told a “must see” was the chair carved out sandstone... 
    Who is Mrs. Macquarie and why does she have a chair in the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens? During a recent visit to the botanic gardens, we were told a “must see” was the chair carved out sandstone...  more »
  • The chair itself is a non-event, it is only worth heading to this area for the views of both the opera house and the harbour bridge 
    The chair itself is a non-event, it is only worth heading to this area for the views of both the opera house and the harbour bridge  more »
  • This spot is definitely worth a visit; some lovely harbour views. Plenty of history at the chair, and plenty of tourists at times as well. It’s a nice stroll to the point from the Opera House. I... 
    This spot is definitely worth a visit; some lovely harbour views. Plenty of history at the chair, and plenty of tourists at times as well. It’s a nice stroll to the point from the Opera House. I...  more »
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  • Breath taking view of clear blue ocean and Opera House, Sydney Bridge and Tower in a single horizon. Best place to take pics with such world famous landmarks as backdrop. Spend good time with near n dear ones on the bank.
  • Lovely short walk from downtown and the botanic gardens. There’s some pretty decent views of the opera house and the harbor bridge from across the water.
  • @jadeexplores This is probably one of the best sunset spots in Sydney. You're able to get an incredible view of both the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. It can get quite busy on a good evening, so make sure to come early and set up a picnic on the grass nearby.
  • The “chair” it self is around the corner from the great view of the opera house and the harbour bridge, definitely the best view of both of them you can find, as well as a great spot of the sunset, New Years and any other big event in the city. The gardens around it are also great to explore, you are can’t be in Sydney without visiting
  • Unbeatable views of the Bridge, and across to Kirribilli, and around the corner to Garden Island Naval Base, all for the cost of parking......or why not stroll across the Botanical Gardens from the Opera House? Bring a rug and a picnic and your favourite friend for a day out. This is surely one of Sydney's highlights, and it's there for all to enjoy.

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