Mrs Macquarie's Chair
out of stone by convict labour, Mrs Macquaries Chair is a famous landmark
in the Domain, on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour.
Located near the
point, Mrs Macquarie's Chair gives breathtaking views toward the Sydney
Governor Macquarie and his wife, Elizabeth, arrived in Sydney in 1810
and made plans to beautify the Domain, which included a network of roads
and a walking path from Government House to the point, then known as
As Mrs Macquarie liked to stroll to the point and enjoy the panoramic
views, Governor Macquarie instructed his workmen to carved out the bench
seat so his wife had somewhere to sit. The bench was completed in 1816
and today the point is known as Mrs Macquaries Point and the stone bench,
Mrs Macquaries Chair.
Thousands of people each week take the walk around the foreshore from
the Opera House to Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Very popular for photographs,
weddings or just to simply sit and enjoy the fresh sea air and stunning
views, you can see why Mrs Macquarie enjoyed this area so much, so long
Take the 20 minute walk yourself next time you are in Sydney. Sit where
Mrs Macquarie spent time and ponder the view that she would have seen
almost 2 hundred years ago. Soak up the history and nostalgia and take
some beautiful photographs home for lasting memories.
How to get to Mrs Macquarie's Chair
Easiest way to get to Mrs Macquarie's Chair is from Circular Quay.
Opera House steps, take Domain foreshore pathway walk around the bay
to Mrs Macquarie's Point.
The walk from the Opera House to Mrs Macquarie's Chair takes about 20 minutes.
Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour makes a stop at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.