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Mrs Macquarie's Chair, Sydney

Categories: Monuments, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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. By using our Sydney tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Mrs Macquarie's Chair and other attractions in Sydney.
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  • The chair itself is not much but it is located on a point overlooking the harbor. There are great views of the Bridge and the Opera House and downtown Sydney. I was there in the morning and the lighti...  read more »
  • 真正的椅子是在上面,不是那塊石碑,主要是附近散步,海邊風景佳,還可遠眺雪梨歌劇院和港灣大橋,是一個海邊悠閒的小去處。 
  • Great view of the opera house,harbour bridge all the boats and ferries. 25 minute walk from city or catch a bus 
  • An awesome spot to capture both the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge for photographers, or just for sight seeing, and enjoying watching the sunset behind these two icons in Sydney. I'm glad I had my waterproof boots and pants on while taking photos on the rocks... I got caught out by a couple of waves... All fun though.
  • Stunning world class views across Farm Cove to Sydney Opera House and the equally famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. Multiple viewing spots. Metered parking is expensive. No toilet. Small kiosk selling hot food.
  • This is a great spot for sunsets and a view of the bridge, Opera house and city. There is usually good parking and you should stroll around the botanical gardens as well
  • A beautiful view at night and during the day looking over the harbor is almost surreal. The fresh air outside the city is wonderful to breath all whilst overlooking the machinations of a city at work.
  • Great location, close to the city. Good idea to enjoy the rest of the day with a beautiful sunset, watching the city's light. There's nothing to do in the place, but the view is amazing. It is a must!
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