It’s a nice Sydney daytime pastime to stroll over to Mrs Macquarie’s chair. One of the most popular places to enjoy the clean air and tranquil surroundings is this location. Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is on Mrs Macquaries Point, a peninsula between the Garden Island peninsula to the east and Bennelong Point to the west.
If you do not include Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, which was hewn from a sandstone rock ledge in 1810, in your Sydney tour, your tour of the city would be lacking. So, why is this place so famous? Well, Panorama views of the harbour, the Sydney Opera House, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge can be seen from this location. And if you want to experience this location to its fullest, remain here until dusk to see the stunning sunset. Alternatively, to experience the tranquil atmosphere of the location in peace, visit this location early in the morning before the crowds arrive.
The name of this place has an interesting origin. The name of this place pays homage to Mrs Macquarie, the wife of Major-General Lachlan Macquarie, who governed New South Wales from 1810 to 1821. It is said that Mrs Macquarie liked to sit on the boulder and watch the harbour for British ships. In fact, an inscription etched atop the stone mentions Mrs Macquarie’s Road. This road was created by Governor Macquarie for the convenience of his lady and runs between Mrs Macquarie’s Point and the former Government House (now the Museum of Sydney).
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Things to Do at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair:
- Go for a walk
- Enjoy the beautiful city scenery.
- Having a picnic
1d Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia (inside Royal Botanic Garden Sydney)
Best Time to Visit Mrs Macquarie’s Chair:
Sunrise and sunset
24 hours (But Royal Botanic Garden closes at sunset)