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Kings Cross, Sydney

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Equal parts seedy and rowdy but never dull, Kings Cross is the red-light district of Australia and remains the suburb that never sleeps. This is where you go for a late-night drink in bars and daytime brunches in trendy cafes. The area is dotted with adult nightclubs, bookshops, and strip clubs. The area has a bohemian feel and is safe to stroll around and spot famous icons, such as the El Alamein Fountain and the flashing Coca Cola neon sign. If you are looking for budget accommodations, you will find a large supply of hostels in this area. Plan to see Kings Cross and other attractions that appeal to you using our Sydney trip itinerary planner.
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  • I expected Kings Cross to be full of crime, drug dealers and hookers (thanks Underbelly...) but it's actually not as full on as I had expected. Felt pretty comfortable walking through there and loved ...  more »
  • I had not been to the Cross for many years up until recently. I was shocked at how much this place has changed. It is no longer a seedy violent club/pub scene it is now a trendy friendly area with lot...  more »
  • Some parts of Kings Cross are a bit seedy and can be a bit intimidating if walking alone at night time. We stayed in a hotel about a 10 minute walk from the station and this area was really nice. Ther...  more »