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Kings Cross which was once called ‘Queen’s Cross’ in it’s origins, is made up of tree lined avenues, elegant terrace houses with Victorian iron lace and parks. and by harbourside parkland skirting the foreshores of Sydney Harbour.
There is quite a history to the Cross and the best way to discover its. secrets is to walk the streets. There are walking tours you can take and have all the explained to you. With a mixture of charm and sleeze, the cross is also a very lively and colourful place that never sleeps providing endless entertainment with nightclubs, bars. Every March the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras makes it's way along Oxford St.
My first recollection of the cross was on my 2nd trip to Sydney, sitting on the rooftop of MacDonalds having the 'activity' below explained to me :-)... I was fascinated. (that was in my innocent days of course).
Mardi Gras Parade
Mardi Gras Parade
Need I say more? Imagine several million people out on the streets celebrating...Everyone, straight and gay alike, go out on the town this night.
As I have mentioned to you in...
As I have mentioned to you in the beginning, this city is jammed packed with activities from street performances to great stage shows. There is always something to do here...
Summer time is incredible here. The whole city's pulse beats continuously. Below is a picture of fireworks at Darling Harbour. My sister and brother-in-law's first day and this is what they got!
JAN 26: Australia Day. Plenty of things to do around the city to celebrate their national day. Also, Sydney Festival which includes Jazz in the Domain (free outdoor event)
MAR Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
APR Easter Show Ground - a carnival for the whole family
JUN Sydney Film Festival
AUG City to Surf Race
OCT Sculpture by Sea (free exhibition at Bondi Beach)
NOV Good Food Month, Festival of Winds (kite flying) at Bondi Beach (12th, 2000)
DEC 26: Sydney to Hobart race
SUMMER (Dec-Feb) Summer Festival in Darling Harbour - fireworks every weekends and numerous music shows along the harbour
Sorry...will come back and post the links and post more events! So be patient please!
I'm sure there are plenty of cultured, high society aspects to Sydney, but as a group of young tourists half a world away from our parents we naturally matriculated to Kings Cross, the Bourbon Street of Australia. There you can find all kinds of craziness and debauchery.
Kings Cross - mixing the red-light seedy district by night and chic by day with its boutiques and dining.
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