Walk the Sydney Domain Foreshore
Take the Farm Cove Waterfrontage Path to Mrs Macquarie's Chair and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
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Walk beside Sydney Harbour:
The Domain, The Royal Sydney Botanical Gardens and Mrs Macquarie's Chair
Close to Downtown Sydney, beside the Sydney Opera House and bordering the Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney, the foreshore path to Mrs Macquarie's chair is a wonderful way to discover some of Sydney on foot. Set aside as a public area in the 1830's, The Domain is a popular picnic and relaxation area just to the east of the Central Business District. It covers 34 Hectares (84 Acres). The walk takes about an hour return, but allow an extra hour or two to enjoy the views and walk inland to the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Walking directions to Mrs Macquarie's Point
From the front of the Sydney Opera House, turn east (away from the Bridge) and follow the path as it curves around Farm Cove to Mrs Macquarie's Point. Mrs Macquarie's Chair is on the point at the far side of Farm Cove. It was carved out of the rock by convicts in 1810 so the wife of Governor Macquarie could sit to enjoy the views and watch shipping on Sydney Harbour. Excellent photos of the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background can be taken from Mrs Macquarie's Chair.
Walk back to the Sydney Opera House.
Walk back to the Opera House by following the lower path (between Mrs Macquarie's Road and the Foreshore Path) inland to the Royal Botanical Gardens. From the southeast corner of the Botanical Gardens, walk down Macquarie Street and back to the Sydney Opera House.
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