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Kings Cross

Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Ranked #210 of 291 attractions in Sydney
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description: Once was the bohemian center of Sydney, Kings Cross is now a wild mixture of prostitution, drug dealing, police corruption, trendy restaurants and... more »
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London, England
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805 reviews 805 reviews
348 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Its just not very attractive and the bars, eateries etc are not very good. I didn't feel unsafe like others have commented but found no reason to hang around.

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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

As we stayed in a nice hotel near by we thought we wander through the Cross to find some dinner, it was quite late in the evening but we figured as it was the cross so there'd be something open. We hadn't been there in years. The main street is a bit dumpy, it seems to have lost some of... More

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Perth, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
59 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

As soon as we got out of a taxi a fight broke out with one of them saying they had a gun. That was enough to get me back in the taxi unfortunately the people i was with wanted to say. We walked around in a tour but still strange things were happening. i will never go back to this... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
48 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

After being warned about the late night activities in Kings Cross we decided to check out the place in the early evening instead. Super dull but just a walk along this area and one can judge that its like a haven for schoolies and bachelors. May actually have some good entertainment ;)

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Courtenay, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Out hotel charged $21 per head for a buffet breakfast. So we went to Froth on Darlinghurst street. Bacon, eggs, tomato and toast was just $6 and it was good. Kings Cross is just 2 stops on the train from Town Hall.

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Albury, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I'm going to promote a couple of places here - one being the Kings Cross Hotel bistro which has a range of meals on "special" most nights. We went there on a Thursday and it was $12 Chicken Schnitzel night and it was one of the nicest schnitzels I'd had for many years - even better than one in Vienna... More

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Star707, Sydney
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117 attraction reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Kings Cross is a popular tourist destination. They are seeking the Kings Cross of times gone by, they are looking for the Kings Cross that to be used to be the destination for entertainment excitement, Jazz venues, strip clubs, coffee shops, artist spotting and the meeting place of the underbelly of Sydney. Those days have passed. The El Rocco Jazz... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Advertised as the 'Red Light District' of Sydney, it is a street that has some shops, bars, restaurants, and cafes. It might have a few sex shops and sensual massage parlors, but I wouldn't go as far as to call it the 'red light district' of the city. I tried one restaurant there, by the name of Fountain Cafe. I... More

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221 reviews 221 reviews
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Kings Cross has certainly changed over the years and is not quite so colourful as it's past history but still a great mix of people from all walks of life. There is good public transport and excellent places to eat along the streets, sidewalks, hotels, restaurants and there are still plenty of night clubs if that is your taste. The... More

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Penticton BC Can
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4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Great place to people watch in this famous/infamous hotspot of nite life! Out to dawn many nites of the week spent there and felt no trepidation in and around this hotspot. Good food, great entertainment and accomodation all in one package. Excellent spot, central to all this area has to offer. Common sense and streetsmarts helps, no doubt, but that... More

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