Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Kings Cross & Potts Point

Elizabeth Bay House

Now dwarfed by 20th-century apartments, Colonial Secretary Alexander Macleay's elegant Greek Revival mansion was one of the finest houses in the colony when it was completed in 1839. The architectural highlight is a…
Historic Building in Kings Cross & Potts Point

Woolloomooloo Wharf

A former wool and cargo dock, this beautiful Edwardian wharf faced oblivion for decades before a 2½-year demolition-workers’ green ban on the site in the late 1980s saved it. It received a huge sprucing up in the la…
Gallery in Kings Cross & Potts Point

Artspace

Artspace is spacey: its eternal quest is to fill the void with vigorous, engaging Australian and international contemporary art. Things here are decidedly avant-garde – expect lots of conceptual art, audio-visual in…
Park in Kings Cross & Potts Point

Fitzroy Gardens

It’s testimony to the ‘cleaning up’ of the Cross that this once-dodgy park is now a reasonably safe place to hang out (probably helped by the austere police station in the corner). It still feels seedy, though: bull…
Park in Kings Cross & Potts Point

Embarkation Park

The top deck of a multistorey navy carpark doesn't sound like a great place to hang out, but this beautiful park is a hidden gem, offering a secluded space with lots of greenery and brilliant views of the city as we…
Landmark in Kings Cross & Potts Point

Coca-Cola Sign

A Sydney landmark, this huge sign marks the entrance to Kings Cross. You're actually looking at the 2016 model: the previous one was replaced, then auctioned off letter by letter for local homeless charity the Waysi…
Gallery in Kings Cross & Potts Point

The Cross Arts Projects

This little commercial gallery stages interesting curated shows, including lots of Aboriginal art.
Landmark in Kings Cross & Potts Point

McElhone Stairs

These stone stairs were built in 1870 to connect spiffy Potts Point with the Woolloomooloo slums below. The steep steps run past an apartment block: residents sip tea on their balconies and stare bemusedly at the fi…