Mrs Macquaries Point designated accessible viewing area

Reserved for people with disability to enjoy with their family and friends.

Mrs Macquaries Point has panoramic views of the harbour, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

This is a popular viewing spot and it attracts large crowds.

The accessible viewing area is a sealed-surface platform. It is fully accessible.

Site description

  • Onsite security and first aid.
  • Mostly grass areas with some sealed pathways.
  • Long distance from entry gate to viewing area.
  • Minimal shade. Bring a hat, sunscreen, raincoat or umbrella.
  • Accessible toilet around 500 metres from the viewing area.
  • Food, soft drinks and alcohol for sale.
  • Low level but adequate lighting.
  • Limited seating available.

Site entry

Enter through Art Gallery Road. There is no access via the Royal Botanic Garden.

The gate is 1 kilometre away from the viewing area.

The gate opens at 10am. The site is often full by early afternoon.

You must arrive at the viewing area before 3pm.

Booking information

Bookings essential.

Getting here

Public transport is the best way to get around on New Year’s Eve.

From Martin Place station, it’s 1 kilometre to the entry gate. There is a lift between Philip and Macquarie Streets.

From St James station, it is 900 metres to the entry gate. There is a lift at the Elizabeth Street entrance at Hyde Park.

At Circular Quay station, trains will not stop between 6pm and 1am.

Driving is not recommended. The nearest public car park is at The Domain. It’s open until 3am on the night. Bookings are essential.

The car park has 2 lifts. Use the lift closest to the Art Gallery of NSW. It’s about 240 metres to the entry gate.

Vehicle clearance height in the car park is low at 1.9 metres.

There are no drop-off zones with road closures in place from 7pm.

View the access map for travel from St James to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair.


The Royal Botanic Garden and The Domain: Accessibility