“Whose chair?” that was my husbands reaction when I said we were going Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. We were on our way to Mrs Macquarie’s Point, hopefully, to get a nice view of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
Couple of buses (did I tell you how much I like the public transportation in Australia?, well its amazing) and short walk later, we were at the Royal Botanical Gardens. It was reminiscent of the Stanley Park in Vancouver, Canada, a huge garden and park in the middle of the city. We strolled around a bit and made our way to the Mrs Macquarie’s point!
During our walk to the Mrs Macquarie’s Point, we had to take some detours as there was construction work going on for New Years! The walk ended in, what seemed to be the end tip of the island.
We didn’t see the chair (actually, we didn’t bother to look for it), we saw people looking over the bay gawking at the Opera House, photographers setting up there tripods and some just taking a stroll. There was a cold breeze flowing from the bay, it was strong enough to knock our tripods off but rather pleasant enough for us to stand, enjoy it and take in the view ahead.
It’s one of the best places to see the panoramic view of the Sydney’s iconic performing arts venue with the Harbour bridge in the background. “This is the place to be during New Years!” I quipped. Boy was I wrong, you need to pony up $400+ to get to this place to get the view.
As the dusk descended to darkness, we made our way back, “We should come back here again, in this or the in our next trip to Australia!” I said all excited.