Trip Planner:   South Pacific  /  Australia  /  New South Wales  /  Sydney  /  Sightseeing  /  Mrs Macquarie's Chair

Mrs Macquarie's Chair, Sydney

(850+ reviews on the web)
Monument
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.
Create a full Sydney itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Sydney

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Sydney by other users

18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Australia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Though the chair itself is nothing to write home about, the story behind it is quite interesting. And the views from this point are quite different than what you see elsewhere, so it is worth the walk...  more »
  • Beside the great views, an average tourist attraction. However, the cycle ride to visit was great. One visit is suffice  more »
  • My favourite spot in Sydney to see the Sydney Harbour. Amazing experience from the tip of botanical garden. Lots of parking and not that crowded with tourists.  more »
Google
  • Provides great view of opera house and harbour bridge for the must have photo. A small kiosk if you wish to grab some food and a drink. One of the better views of the sydney harbour!
  • A place craved for the governor wife to sit and enjoy the views. A little out of the way but worth the effort. The temperature is cooler here than in the park.
  • Best spot for all the amazing views that Sydney has to offer. Walk through the royal botanical gardens took me back in time. Must visit if you happen to be in Sydney.
  • If you have friend visiting take them on a walk from Woolloomooloo bay to Macquarie's Chair and watch their jaw drop as the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge come in sight. Stunning!
  • Just a chair. You can skip this place. Although this place has a nice cool breeze in autumn.