Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair was hand-carved by convicts during the early 19th century. It is a great vantage point to visit while you’re staying at one of the hotels near Sydney Airport Domestic Terminal.
Located within a 16-minute driving distance from hotels like Citadines Connect Sydney Airport via M1, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair is also found within an easy 20-minute walk from Circular Quay, past the foreshore walk in the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Mrs. Macquarie was the dedicated and loyal wife of Major General Lachlan Macquarie, who served as the governor of New South Wales in the past. She was popularly known for visiting the area and sit on this rock and watch as the ships sailed into the harbour.
Above this sandstone is an inscription that refers to Mrs. Macquarie’s Road, which was built between 1813 and 1818. It ran from the present-day Museum of Sydney to Mrs. Macquarie’s Point. No remains of the original road can be observed at present.
Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair can be seen nestled at the tip of a peninsula (known as Mrs. Macquaries Point), which sits between the Bennelong Point and the Garden Island peninsula to the east.