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Kings Cross Guide

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by Kaitlin (subscribe)
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Published January 17th 2011
Kings Cross is a sultry place, but also has a vibrant daytime culture. Yes, it has nightclubs and bars, but it also has restaurants, cafes and daytime shopping. Whether you are planning to catch up with friends to enjoy a night out, or wanting to try a new restaurant, or café, Kings Cross will certainly surprise!

Did you know that Kings Cross has a Library, an Organic Food Market and is home to the 'Original Backpackers' accommodation? That's right! The Kings Cross Library is generous and allows members to borrow up to 20 items every three weeks – what is that? Yes, choose from DVDs, Books, CDs and more.

The Kings Cross Library also gets in Daily Newspapers for members, so if you fancy reading the news or wish to browse the classifieds, but don't wish to purchase every newspaper in town, take a walk to the Kings Cross Library and be amazed at the selection.

Open from Monday to Tuesday (10am - 7pm), Wednesday to Friday (10am - 6pm), Saturday (10am - 4pm) and Sunday (11am - 4pm), the Kings Cross Library is located at Level 1, 50 – 52 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross, NSW, 2011. If you wish to contact the Kings Cross Library to find out more, you can contact the Kings Cross Library on Ph: (02) 9246 4530, Fax: (02) 9246 4536, or Email:

The Organic Food Market in Kings Cross offers Organic Fruit and Vegetable Stalls, as well as Gourmet Cheese and Dairy Stalls. The Organic Food Market is located at the Fitzroy Gardens, Macleay Street, Kings Cross and is held on Saturdays between (8 am - 2 pm).

You will be surprised what you will find at the Kings Cross Organic Food Market, certainly not just fruit and vegetables! While browsing through the market you could be serenaded by Musicians and will find all manner of edible foods to enjoy a fun Saturday Lunch with family or friends.

Kings Cross is also home to the Kings Cross Rotary Market held on Sunday's between (8.30am – 4pm) and is also located at the Fitzroy Gardens in Kings Cross. The Kings Cross Rotary Market is described as eclectic and non-commercial, a market that will surprise and offer a range of traditional and unusual items.

Are you in the mood for some Eastern European foods? Perhaps you are looking for a painting to decorate your new apartment, or would love to buy your mom a fine piece of decorative glassware for her birthday? The Kings Cross Rotary Market is unique and is worth a visit, even if you are a local!

Looking for a place to stay while in Sydney? The Kings Cross Original Backpackers is world famous and caters for all different accommodation scenarios. Whether you are looking for cheap accommodation and don't mind bunking with others, or can afford to spend a little more and wish to have your own room, the Kings Cross Backpackers caters for all.

You will find the Kings Cross Original Backpackers has character! In a tranquil street lined with trees, the Kings Cross Original Backpackers is located at 160 - 162 Victoria Street, Kings Cross, Sydney, and boasts a well-maintained, clean and friendly environment.

Close to everything and easy to get to, the Kings Cross Original Backpackers, truly is one of Sydney's Original Backpackers! If you wish to contact the Kings Cross Original Backpackers just telephone them at Ph: (02) 9356 3232, or Fax: (02) 9368 1435, or Free Call: 1800 807 130 (within Australia), or Email:

Kings Cross also caters for up market tastes too. With a variety of hotels to choose from, you will be guaranteed an available room somewhere! Kings Cross is the perfect place from which to start your exploration of Sydney, with the Artspace Gallery located in Woolloomooloo, the Sydney Jewish Museum and Elizabeth House – all strongly recommended cultural attractions.

Did you know that Elizabeth House allows visitors to climb onto the roof and wow, what a view! The Jewish Museum frequently updates its exhibitions and is a great way to learn about another culture and the history of Europe. After enjoying a browse at the Artspace Gallery, wander across the road to Harry's Cafe de Wheels and enjoy a relaxing drink and take in your surrounds.

Feeling hungry? Kings Cross features one of the largest varieties of restaurants and cafes outside of Glebe and Bondi Junction. Whether you feel like a gourmet Italian pizza, or a scrumptious Spanish meal, you can find it in Kings Cross. You can also find the following flavours at restaurants in Kings Cross; Japanese, Australian, Turkish, Thai, Mexican, Vietnamese, Indian, German and Lebanese.

So you can see, Kings Cross is not just sultry night clubs and bars, Kings Cross is an undiscovered part of Sydney that offers a whole range of activities and options – Kings Cross is what you make it to be!
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Why? Vibrant and alive daytime environment
When: all year round
Where: Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia
Cost: varies depending upon activity and how long your stay
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