Things to do in Sydney in Potts Point and Kings Cross

Here is your guide to Potts Point and Kings Cross in Sydney including local business and attractions.

Things to do in Sydney in Kings Cross, Potts Point, Rushcutters Bay and Elizabeth Bay.
Kings Cross has a rather notorious reputation, however despite that, it's one of the places to visit in Sydney. From the moment you step out on to Darlinghurst Road, and walk on down past Llankelly Lane and then towards MacLeay Street you will have plenty of things to do, venues to eat at and places to sit and rest. 
If it is night life you want, don't worry about the Lock Out Laws there are plenty of great restaurants and wine bars which is 'sophisticating' the area.

 

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Rushcutters Bay  & Park

Rushcutters Park and Rushcutters Bay are about a 10 minute walk from Potts Point.

 

Here you can explore the marina, sit in the park and enjoy a picnic, hire a tennis court, take the dog for a walk....it's a dog-friendly park or just sit down and relax in the sun. The Park is fabulous on a clear day at sunrise and sunset.

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Llankelly Place

When it comes to coffee shops, restaurants and good food you can’t go past Llankelly Place.

 

Famous for the beautiful starburst Medallions that light up the laneway at night time; you certainly will find plenty of places to sit and enjoy coffee or food. It was originally called Llankelly Lane and was changed to Llankelly place in the 1980’s.

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Friggitoria

For authentic Italian Street food visit Friggitoria in Bayswater Road. Chef Flavio prides himself in creating mouth watering Italian dishes with fresh ingredients. You can even find homemade pasta in the restaurant with a pasta sauce and pasta style 'mix and match'. Customers can dine-in (BYO) or take away. Other offerings on the menu roast meat, potatoes, calamari made with polenta flour, arancini, salad, chips, desserts and much more.

 

Shop 6 12 Bayswater Rd Kings Cross Sydney, NSW 2011 flavio@friggitoria.com.au

 

Tel 0416 066 352

Closed Sundays.

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El Alamein Fountain

Situated on the corner of MacLeay and Darlinghurst Roads. This beautiful fountain was built in 1961 as a memorial to the Australian Imperial Forces 9th Division and commemorates the Battle of El Alamein, Egypt, in World War II. Here you can sit and be amused by the birds frolicking in the water, or take a rest in Fitzroy Gardens next to the fountain.  ​

 

On Saturday there is a Farmer's Market where you can buy produce, cured meats, flowers, plants, clothing and plenty of take away food from the stalls.  ​ Sunday's market is more bric a brac and here you might pick up a bargain or two.

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Griffin Theatre Company

Griffin Theatre Company is in the heart of Kings Cross located in the historic SBW Stables Theatre and has been bringing Australian stories to the stage for over four decades.

 

Many famous Australian actors started their career at Griffin Theatre Company including – Michael Gow, Louse Nowra, David Wenham and Cate Blanchett. The theatre prides itself on bringing Australian stories, for Australians to enjoy.

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Elizabeth Bay House

This beautiful historic house was built between 1835 and 1839 for the NSW Colonial Secretary, Alexander Macleay at great expense, it is not clear who designed the home.

 

Today the house is open to visitors to explore a little history of Sydney. Elizabeth Bay House is a grandeur home with sweeping staircase and stunning views.

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Elizabeth Bay Marina

We think Elizabeth Bay is one of Sydney’s best kept secrets. This tranquil little area is the perfect place to watch boats, look over harbour or just sit an relax on the grass.

 

There is a small marina with a café for purchasing snacks and drinks.

 

Elizabeth Bay Marina is the perfect place to watch New Year’s Eve fireworks, but you need to claim your spot early on the day.

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Arthur McElhone Reserve

This beautiful park is a must visit. Here you will find tranquil ponds and waterfalls, manicured gardens and a view over Sydney Harbour.

 

It is surprisingly quiet and a beautiful place to go and have a cup of coffee, picnic or just to soak in the atmosphere.

This is the perfect place to sit on the lawn and enjoy sound of the trickling waterfalls and meditate.

 

The pond has a large collection of Koi.

 

Situated next to Elizabeth Bay House, this little park has quite a history. It was named in 1950 after Arthur McElhone, an alderman for 44 years who died in 1946.

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Audio Tour of the Area

Starting at Kings Cross this guided audio tour by Deb Carr will take you on to Potts Point, a vibrant suburb of Sydney, full of great restaurants, cafes and artisan shops. 

From Potts Point you will take a 'secret' lane through to Elizabeth Bay. and discover Arthur McElhone Park, and Elizabeth Bay House while giving you a chance to enjoy the views of Sydney Harbour.

The tour will continue down to Elizabeth Bay Marina, where you can relax and watch the harbour with a cup of coffee then finally ending at Rushcutters Bay.

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Wooloomooloo Wharf

For a great dining experience head on down to Woolloomooloo Wharf. Here you will find plenty of fabulous restaurants and the view is fantastic. For those wanting to go for a walk you can head up the stairs to The Domain where you can visit the Art Gallery, The Botanical Gardens and Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

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McLeay Street, Potts Point

Enjoy shopping, artisan food, restaurants and more in McLeay Street Street, Potts Point. 

Here you will find designer boutiques, antiques, cafes and florist as you walk along this beautiful tree-lined street.

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