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Mrs Macquaries Chair Sydney Harbour

Mrs Macquarie's Chair Sydney

Fantastic photography location, Mrs Macquarie's Chair is a popular Sydney attraction on foreshore of Sydney Harbour. Carved from solid rock by convict labour, Mrs Maquaries Chair is an historic link to Australia's early settlement.

Sit in Mrs Maquarie's Chair and wonder what view the wife of the Governor of the colony would have seen way back in 1810. Take a few quiet minutes to relish the view that is before you today and appreciate the beauty of Sydney Harbour from Mrs Maquaries Chair.

Image of Sydney icons from foreshore walk near Mrs Maquaries Point, Sydney Harbour.

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Mrs Macquarie's Chair

Tourist sitting on Mrs Macquaries Chair, Sydney Harbour. Carved 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 Heads.

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 Ansons Point.

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 ago.

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.

View from Mrs Macquaries Point, looking toward the Sydney Opera House.

How to get to Mrs Macquarie's Chair

Easiest way to get to Mrs Macquarie's Chair is from Circular Quay.

From 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.

The Sydney Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour makes a stop at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.



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