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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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  • kings cross is the first stop spot in the sydney, many hotels there. I went there when the independence day, so many young man do the party around king cross street.  more »
  • We found a good little Thai restaurant just off Darlinghurst Road and enjoyed a cheap, good meal. At night, the draconian and some might say illiberal Liberal - Nationals Government's 0200 hours locko...  more »
  • I remember going to Kings Cross with friends about 10 years ago and found it pretty dumpy then. I was told it was Sydney's Red Light district. Didn't notice much of that then or now, but now it's real...  more »