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Mrs Macquarie's Chair Tours

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Mrs Macquarie's Chair
This unique landmark—a massive rock fashioned into a cozy bench—was carved from sandstone in the early 1800s by Gov. Lachlan Macquarie for his wife Elizabeth. As the story goes, when the weather was warm and the sun high, Mrs Macquarie loved to relax at the point of this scenic peninsula and stare out over the ocean.

Today, travelers enjoy a leisurely walk to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair from the iconic Opera House or wander over to this historic attraction after a visit to the nearby Royal Botanic Garden. In a bustling city that’s alive with energy, the stone bench offers visitors a perfect place to unwind, relax and take in the some of the best views of Sydney Harbour.

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Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair is located on a quiet peninsula near the Royal Botanic Garden on Mrs. Macquaries Road by Farm Cove. It is open daily from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Travelers can explore the site on the two-hour self-guided Domain Walk, which visits other public outdoor attractions as well.
Address: The Royal Botanic Garden/Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Hours: Daily 10am-4pm
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Mrs Macquarie's Chair hours of operation?
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Mrs Macquarie's Chair hours of operation: Daily 10am-4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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