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Mrs Macquarie's Chair

1d Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
| +61 2 9231 8111
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Mrs. Macquarie's Chair Sydney  Australia
Vista Point of Sydney Harbor Sydney  Australia
Mrs. Macquarie's Chair Sydney  Australia
Vista Point of Sydney Harbor Sydney  Australia

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Mrs. Macquarie's Chair

Named for the wife of Governor Lachlan Macquarie, who presided over New South Wales in the early 1800s, this site provides one of the most spectacular views in town. Find the historic carved-rock ledge in the Royal Botanic Garden, east of the Opera House, where you'll drink in a vista encompassing the Bridge, harbor and distant mountains, along with historic sites like Kirribilli House (the prime minister's residence), the island of Fort Denison and the Navy Dockyards at Woolloomooloo.

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Vista Point of Sydney Harbor

Mrs. Macquarie's Chair is a breathtaking vantage point from which to see Sydney's beautiful harbor in its entirety. The chair, carved of sandstone, is famously significant for being the vista point of Elizabeth Macquarie, wife of the governor of New South Wales in the 19th century. Legend has it that she'd sit and watch the ships roll in and admire the views of the harbor in its day.

Unfortunately, the day I visited the skies were overcast, though this didn't diminish from the beauty of the Opera House and Harbor Bridge in the distance.