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Kings Cross

Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Ranked #228 of 296 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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Pitea, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The train station is easy to find and are located in the centrum of Sydney. The train station is clean, and you can find a lots of arenas to buy food.

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Kings Cross has the reputation (and rightfully so) of having many bars and a lively nightlife. However, it's also close to trendy Potts Point and a good place to select a hotel

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I enjoyed King Cross the two night spots I checked out were Oscar's where on Sundays they have $5.00 (AUS) cocktails and meh music. The place is nice and has a cool vibe and the drinks were pretty yummy too!! Another place I enjoyed was the Goldfish, the unisex bathroom was odd but all in all a fun time and... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I remembered when somebody told me this before we went to Kings Cross : When in Sydney, visit the Cross, be sensible, but relax and enjoy what is one of Australia's special places - raunchy, exciting, beautiful people, very in your face and ultimately, just bloody good fun! Well we finally went there once on the day time (just because... More

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Jervis Bay, Australia
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41 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Still a place to avoid even with the added security and police presence. Expensive and nothing spectacular, and far removed from days gone by; indeed it is a disappointment and quite sleazy in some areas.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Back in the 70s and 80s the scene was quieter, now the danger of getting seriously injured any night of the week is to high. The Sex area of Sydney is now dirty and nasty and recommended not to go there.

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Townsville, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

That's all it is. A mix of good and bad clubs and bars, you just need to go where to go. Not necessarily the best place to go for partying as it gets pricey quickly and the crowd and bouncers can get aggressive. Then again, its a nightclub district and that's what you come to expect.

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Hobart, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Do not go at night. Horrible experience! So many shady people. Got forced into a stripclub by a bouncer. Forced to pay 25 dollars when didn't even want to go in. Thought we were going to get stabbed there. So many Never again!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is a place to avoid night and day. Nothing about it is nice. It is degrading to all of humanity -very sad to see how people act and are treated when a combination of drugs, alcohol and lack of value on women is mixed together.

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Geraldton, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Kings Cross during the day is just a sort of seedy looking area of Sydney. It's just a little way from the CBD and really, apart from a bunch of hostels I'm not sure what reason the average traveller would have to wind up here. There are few places where you will see bands or anything of the sort so... More

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