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Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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$16*
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Sydney City Tour by Double-Decker Coach with Transparent Roof

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There are few places in Sydney that offer a cheap night out and a cheap stay ~ Kings Cross is one of them. Countless pubs, bars, restaurants, fast food take outs, backpacker... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Pattaya, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

on my trip to Sydney Australia,i went to have a drink in a well known area called Kings cross,the time was 2130 hrs only to be told after nine o clock you need photo id , and as i do not drive so i do not have photo ID, and do not like to carry a passport around with me... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

There are few places in Sydney that offer a cheap night out and a cheap stay ~ Kings Cross is one of them. Countless pubs, bars, restaurants, fast food take outs, backpacker hostels, cabaret bars, sex shops and clubs all within a one kilometer radius. Essentially put this is a 20 something's after dark Oasis. Over the last decade, 'The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Some old days kings cross had its own spirit. But now it is one of the safest place in Sydney - Look at all these policemen. A few strip clubs, couple of brothels and sex shops. Nothing interesting. Kings cross is a home of backpackers and sometimes subcultures.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

In Sydney for the Easter long weekend and staying in Kings Cross as it is close to all we are doing whilst here. We are at the hotel Larmont Sydney just up the road from the iconic Coca Cola sign. The Cross is a great place with lots to see and within walking distance of many attractions or a quick... More 

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Miraflores - SPAIN
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I've been in Sydney for 4 days and I've done all the touristy things but I googled Kings Cross and the adventurer in me said let's have a look , I've flown 10,500 miles so I though when in Rome !!!!!! Sorry when in Sydney. I did ask a lady in the information kiosk on the quay and she said... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It's where a lot of bars and clubs are but during the day there are plenty of shops & cafes too. There's a really popular coffee shop next to the Kings Cross Backpackers hostel & the Old Growler bar by O'Malley's would be my faves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great convenient area to stay, not as expensive to stay compared to Darling Harbour, but if you want go to the main centre of Sydney, only minutes away on the train. If you are young and looking to party hard, then go and stay at Kings Cross. If you are looking to stay for a bit of sight seeing and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Inspite of being such a busy area, it is also extremely pretty. There is a paved park with benches, where they hold a farmer's market on the weekends. Every evening, you see a whole flock of Ibis coming to roost. They are so unafraid that they even walk in the middle of the street, picking up bits and pieces. They... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

After reading mixed reviews and not great things about the night time we decided to explore this are of Sydney in the morning!! We were here just after 9am. The area was a lot better than we expected. Lots of cheaper shops than downtown and plenty of decent looking places to go for breakfast. It was very quiet during the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Kings Cross seems to be more infamous than popular, making it a must-see for many party seeking young backpackers or rebelling youth, hoping to mingle with the energy of a quintessentially Australian underworld. In reality, despite its convenient location, this area has little to offer during the day except a subtle "hung-over" vibe, and at night it can be downright... More 

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