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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. 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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  • This place is the best spot if u wanna take picture with Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge at the background at the same time But do it before NOON Important.  more »
  • I found this place in a local guidebook as part of a walk from the Harbour, Opera House, Botanic Gardens. Pretty cool to see some historical parts of the city.  more »
  • A few lines about this important significant historic site is far too brief. Australians hold places involved with convicts to a higher level of importance. Mrs Elizabeth Macquarie (the Governor's wif...  more »
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  • This place is beautiful in normal days. Go around and enjoy the best view of Opera House and Harbour Bridge together. Just don't go there for NYE. They close the best views and you end up with trees around you. I couldn't see the fireworks.
  • Best Place to get Opera House and Harbour Bridge in one photo. It's also good place for Sunday stroll and Sunset there was really gorgeous.
  • Beautiful my favorite event in Sydney the Open Air Cinema... truly is amazing from sights to smells to atmosphere.
  • enjoying watching the sunset behind these two icons in Sydney. I'm glad I had my waterproof boots
  • Cool history spot in a great green space. Plus you get ama,information views of the Opera House and bridge in the harbour