Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is a Sydney landmark with the best views of Sydney Harbour.

Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is located at the top of the Royal Botanic Garden with the best view of the harbour. The chair was carved out of the sandstone ledge by convicts over 200 years ago in 1810.

But who’s Mrs Macquarie and why does she have a chair? Governor Macquarie had the chair made for his wife Elizabeth as she loved the area.

  • Royal Botanic Garden

    Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is part of the iconic Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney. The Royal Botanic Garden is Australia’s oldest living scientific institution with more than 27,000 plants from Australia and across the world. The Garden has four distract garden sections and within these, there are smaller gardens to see. The Royal Botanic Garden also has shops that are perfect to buy gifts for family and friends, and cafes to enjoy a coffee or a meal.

  • Sydney Opera House

    The Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous buildings in the world, sitting right by the foreshore of Sydney Harbour. The Opera House is a performing arts centre venue that has over 40 shows weekly from concerts, theatre, comedy, and much more.

  • Circular Quay

    You may not realise when walking through Sydney, but Circular Quay is one of the main places to go to while in the city. You can get to Circular Quay via all forms of public transport and travel to all parts of Sydney from Circular Quay.

    Circular Quay is also in the prime position on the Sydney Harbour and within walking distance of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. You will also be spoilt by the cafes, restaurants, and bars close to Circular Quay.

Mrs Macquarie’s Chair Map