Mrs Macquaries Chair
Lady Macquaries Point
Mrs Macquaries Chair, also known as Lady Macquaries Chair, provides one of the best vantage points in Sydney. It’s where to get that picture postcard shot of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.
The historic chair was carved out of a rock ledge from the exposed sandstone in the shape of a bench in 1810 for Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s wife, Elizabeth, as she was known to visit the area and sit enjoying the panoramic views of the harbour and the expansion of the colony.
Mrs Macquaries Point provides excellent views across the harbour. Looking north and east you can see Kirribilli House, Fort Denison and the Navy dockyards at Woolloomooloo. The views from Mrs Macquaries Chair are the most popular in Sydney attracting more than 1,000 visitors a day. There is a kiosk there for ice creams, snacks, tea & coffee, pies, drinks etc and film and batteries for your camera.
What does the words on Mrs Macquaries Chair say?
BE IT THUS RECORDED THAT THE ROAD
Round the inside of the Government Domain Called
MRS MACQUARIES ROAD
So named by the Governor on account of her having Originally
Planned it Measuring 3 Miles, and 377 Yards
Was finally Completed on the 13th Day of June 1816
Mrs Macquaries Point FAQs
Q. Are there any toilets at Mrs Macquaries Point?
A. No, not at the point itself, however there are toilets about 300 metres or 3 minutes walk away (or 2 minutes if you’re busting).