What it is? This sandstone rock ledge was carved by convicts in 1810 for governor Lachlan Macquarie’s wife, Elizabeth, who, like many a view-hungry Sydneysider today, enjoyed lounging in this secluded spot by the water. But to take in the city views (which would be new to Mrs Macquarie), you’ll actually need to scooch around the corner to an area of the nearby walking track nicknamed ‘Postcard Point’ for obvious aesthetic reasons.
What can you see? You may need to make elbow room among the bike riding and power-walking tourist hordes to catch a glimpse of the big white sails and the towering buildings beyond both pylons of Sydney’s favourite bridge.