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Kings Cross

Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Ranked #225 of 293 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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Townsville, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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210 reviews 210 reviews
157 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

So I was in the bathroom and a girl has toilet paper stuck to her foot, I bent down to put my foot on it to get it off her foot and $50 came out of my pocket. She took it and ran, I went after her and she choked me, punched me and threw to the ground and took... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

If you single and want some adult entertainment, always welcome in Kings Cross, Sydney. Actually maximum travelers want to visit the place for spending a sensational moment in life. Remember kids are not allowed in here.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

If you want late night drinking and seedy bars - this the place. Not keen but walked through on our way to Potts point. Would not be on my list of places to go

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

People mainly go there either (a) to consume or acquire alcohol or illicit drugs, or (b) to watch the people in category (a). I cannot evaluate it for (a), but it has some merit for (b) if you are so inclined. Just be aware that the people in category (a) sometimes behave violently.

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London, United Kingdom
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852 reviews 852 reviews
352 attraction reviews
476 helpful votes 476 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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