Mrs Macquarie's Chair
The stairs at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the Royal Botanic Gardens are long—there are more than 115 to scale—and there’s a lot of flat parkland at the bottom so you can alternate between bodyweight exercises and cardio up the stairs. Plus, it’s one of the most stunning open-air gyms anywhere—you’re exercising while overlooking the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. At lunchtime on weekdays—roughly from noon to 2 pm—this becomes the busiest set of stairs I have ever seen. Everyone runs here from the city to train. I recommend visiting in the morning or after work instead. It’s also relatively quiet on weekends.
The stairs at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the Royal Botanic Gardens are long—there are more than 115 to scale—and there’s a lot of flat parkland at the bottom so you can alternate between bodyweight exercises and cardio up the stairs. Plus, it’s one of the most stunning open-air gyms anywhere—you’re…
A great walk to enjoy the views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from and take in the harbour itself.
Wonderful views an easy short walk from Opera House along the waters edge, plenty of trees for shade on a hot summers day, walk into the Botanical Gardens
A lovely walk out to the end of the point, where you can get amazing photos of the Opera House with the Harbour Bridge behind it. It is where all of the famous photos of the Sydney New Year fireworks are taken from.
“ the most important public gallery in Sydney and one of the largest in Australia.”
“a great easy walk that takes in the sites of Sydney harbour, the Sydney opera house, and woolloomollo wharf and provide easy access to the Art Gallery of NSW, State Library and Circular quay. A beautiful location for those off you who love to jog against a breathtaking backdrop”
“This iconic building has global significance as well as local. Admire it from a distance, get up close to examine the intricate tiling, or step inside and dine at Bennelong, one of Sydney’s best eating experiences, under a soaring, airy ceiling with views of the harbour. One of the world’s most significant buildings. You’ll get an appreciation for the story behind the architecture by taking the fantastic backstage tour—something we should all do. There’s a complex, compelling history here, that highlights the difficulty experienced when radical thinking and true innovation seek to create something remarkable.”
“Right bang in Circular Quay, the MCA has always something interesting going on as well as a terrace bar view great views. ”