Kings Cross
Kings Cross

Kings Cross

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Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales, 2011

The basics

Due to its notorious nature, Kings Cross is best explored during the day with a guide who can shed light on the district’s colorful past and present. Walking tours give a more intimate glimpse into the area, while night tours let you see Sydney from a different perspective. If you’re looking for an introduction to Sydney, opt for a tour that combines Kings Cross with nearby Bondi Beach—some experiences also include a cruise on Sydney Harbour.

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Things to know before you go

  • The Kings Cross area is a rough-and-ready alternative to the clean-cut Sydney CBD.
  • Well-paved sidewalks mean that Kings Cross is easily accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Just like in any red-light district, be mindful of your belongings and avoid exploring Kings Cross alone at night.
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How to get there

Kings Cross is 10 minutes away from the Sydney City Center by car, and Kings Cross station is on the Bondi Junction line; you can catch a train from Central, Town Hall, or Martin Place. Several bus services run to the Cross from Circular Quay.

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When to get there

If you’re looking to sip artisan coffee in a café and stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, opt to visit Kings Cross during the afternoon. When the sun sets, the district takes on a very different persona, with adult entertainment options emerging in full force.

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Things to see in Kings Cross

Look past the neon lights and adult stores and you’ll discover some impressive architecture in Kings Cross. Highlights include the art deco Darlinghurst Fire Station, built in the 1920s; the vintage Les Girls Building, known best as the Empire Hotel, which hosts weekly cabaret shows; and the El Alamein Fountain, built to commemorate the soldiers killed in a battle against Egypt.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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