Dare to Cross King’s Cross…taking in Sydney’s Red Light District

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Dare to Cross King’s Cross…taking in Sydney’s Red Light District

Starting at King’s Cross Station the tour takes you along Darlinghurst Road through Elizabeth Bay, Wooloomooloo and Victoria Street, finishing Nimrod Street Theatre.

Starting the tour

King’s Cross Station…Darlinghurst Rd…

Section 1:
Directions:

Outside the station, turn left along Darlinghurst Road where there is lots to see and do. The Fitzroy Gardens are at the end of the street.

Stopover:

The Fitzroy Gardens and El Alamein Fountain

Section 2:
Directions:

Turn left along Macleay St until you get to Orwell St (1st on left.)

Stopover:

Orwell Street

Section 3:
Directions:

Turn back to where you came from retracing steps along Orwell St, left into Macleay St, left into Hughes St where you will find The Wayside Chapel to your left.

Stopover:

Wayside Chapel

Section 4:
Directions:

Turn right into Tusculum St, then right again into Manning Street where you will find the Tusculum to your right.

Stopover:

Tusculum

Section 5:
Directions:

Continue to the end of Manning St, turn right into Macleay St again, then left into Greenknowe Ave (2nd on left.) Kingsclere is the corner building that you can’t miss.

Stopover:

Kingsclere

Section 6:
Directions:

Continue along Greenknowe Ave turning left towards the end at Onslow Ave. Onslow Ave becomes Onslow Place with Elizabeth Bay House smack bang in the centre. Continue along again coming around and back down Billyard Ave to Boomerang.

Stopover:

Elizabeth Bay House…Boomerang…

Section 7:
Directions:

Retrace your journey back down Billyard Avenue past McElhone Reserve. You will find a little stairway across the road. Go up the stairs. You will reach a ‘dog-leg’ footpath between apartments which will lead you back to Macleay Street. Turn left into Macleay St then left into Rockwall Crescent. Where you will pass Rockwall on your left.

Stopover:

Rockwall

Section 8:
Directions:

Turn back around to where you have come from, turning left into Macleay St. You can wander all the way down to the end of Wydle St if you feel like a view of the Harbour (passing ‘The Yellow House’ to your left on the way.)

Stopover:

The Yellow House

Section 9:
Directions:

If you turn into Challis Ave (off Macleay St) you will pass Garcia Centre for Performing Arts on your left.

Stopover:

Challis Ave…Garcia Centre for Performing Arts….

Section 10:
Directions:

St Vincent’s College is at the end of Challis Ave, near the intersection with Victoria St where you turn left. Not far up to your right you will find McElhone stairs. Take these to see Sydney’s Wooloomooloo.

Stopover:

St Vincent’s College…McElhone Stairs…The Butler Stairs…

Section 11:
Directions:

Turn back onto Victoria Street, turning right away fron the water.

Stopover:

Victoria Street and the Green Bans…

Section 12:
Directions:

Further along Victoria St you will find ‘The Butler Stairs’ to your right, and 202 Victoria St to your left.

Stopover:

The Butler Stairs…202 Victoria St

Section 13:
Directions:

Cont all the way along Victoria St to reach ‘The Cross,’ where all intersections converge.

Stopover:

The Cross

Section 14:
Directions:

You continue along Victoria St (crossing ‘The Cross’ on the way) into Darlinghurst. Left into Craigend st and right into Nimrod St where you will find the Nimrod theatre to your left.

Stopover:

Nimrod Street Theatre

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