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Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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$53.86*
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Sydney, Bondi Beach and Kings Cross Afternoon Tour
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Sydney Crimes and Passions Walking Tour of Kings Cross
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Sydney: Bondi Beach and Kings Cross Tour plus Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

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The last time I was in Kings Cross was their summer of 1990 and again in 2000. I remembered the area as full of nightlife venues and "hard rockish hotels". This trip in 2016 I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2016
Robert A
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Anthem, Arizona
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Last reviewer got it right re identity crisis, It's a bit of everything. saw it last night at its worst, sleazy, scary, police arresting a couple of guys, yet hundreds of young people thronging around bars - obviously fun for some , less than others. A different atmosphere in the morning , boring but parents taking their families for a... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

King's Cross is having an identity crisis. It's a bit sleazy, a bit hip, a bit touristy, sort of half way cleaned up and now a bit lost and aimless, like someone trying on 'bag lady' as a bohemian look.

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Thank VelvetSnoutingdingle
Lahaina, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Kings Cross for our 4 day trip to the UH, Cal Berkley football game. I usually get a rental car for our trips. My husband said that we don't need one, Since I have never been to Australia, I figured that I would listen to him. From the airport you catch a train straight to Kings Cross... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well I first went to the Cross in 1972..it was fairly vibrate as I recall as a young man. I have to say it is fairly yuk now. That said once one gets to Maclay St the cafes are very good and competely unlike the ""strip"". Over all stay away from the Cross but the rest is great

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Thank EricGood
Katoomba, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

It's been 20 years since we last visited. What a difference. It certainly has been cleaned up. Enjoyed walking the streets, popping into bars & cafes. Always welcomed by friendly staff. Enjoyed the food markets on Saturday morning.

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Thank Narelle B
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Highly overrated and over priced. entry into any club is about $20 even on a weekday. Sad faces in most clubs. The ones I liked were quite expensive and I can't even remember the names. All in all a tourist once here wouldn't want to come back.

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Anthem, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

The last time I was in Kings Cross was their summer of 1990 and again in 2000. I remembered the area as full of nightlife venues and "hard rockish hotels". This trip in 2016 I found a different view of Kings Cross...areas of nice residences and local shops along nice tree-lined streets. Kings Cross has more than its reputation. I... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

I have visited Kings Cross on many occasions, it always amazes me just how sleazy this place really is. The drawcard to this area are the many really good restaurants.

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Lima
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

If you come to Sydney you have to go to the Cross. Apparently they are trying to change the area. It looks a bit doggy in the Cross street but the surroundings are beautiful. Gorgeous terra houses with amazing verandahs. There quite a few nice cafes around the area and nice restaurants too. It's a shame that you can see... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Personally It was hard for me to see where and what exactly this district was. It didn't really seem clear cut or distinct to me. Yes there were plenty of shops and restaurants but they all seemed to merge and blend in with the city so I left feeling vaguely confused as to what was special about this area if... More 

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