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Stop number 5 on the Sydney Explorer route
The best view in all of Sydney is from Mrs Macquairie’s Chair. Governor Lachlan Macquarie had this historic chair carved out of a rock ledge for his wife, who enjoyed visiting the area to take in the panoramic view of Sydney Harbour. 150 years later people are still stopping to enjoy the view.
From Circular Quay, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is an easy 20 minute walk. And on the way you’ll pass a number of worthy sights to see including the Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Or drive to the end of Mrs Macquarie’s Road, past the Art Gallery where metered parking is available. Admission to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is free.