Mrs Macquarie's Chair
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.
Vista Point of Sydney Harbor
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.