Mrs Macquarie's Chair, Sydney

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Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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. Put Mrs Macquarie's Chair on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sydney online attractions planner.
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  • The chair itself is a non-event, it is only worth heading to this area for the views of both the opera house and the harbour bridge 
    The chair itself is a non-event, it is only worth heading to this area for the views of both the opera house and the harbour bridge  more »
  • This spot is definitely worth a visit; some lovely harbour views. Plenty of history at the chair, and plenty of tourists at times as well. It’s a nice stroll to the point from the Opera House. I... 
    This spot is definitely worth a visit; some lovely harbour views. Plenty of history at the chair, and plenty of tourists at times as well. It’s a nice stroll to the point from the Opera House. I...  more »
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  • Lovely short walk from downtown and the botanic gardens. There’s some pretty decent views of the opera house and the harbor bridge from across the water.
  • @jadeexplores This is probably one of the best sunset spots in Sydney. You're able to get an incredible view of both the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. It can get quite busy on a good evening, so make sure to come early and set up a picnic on the grass nearby.

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