Kensington Tourism

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Kensington is a suburb in south-eastern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 6 kilometres south-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area (LGA) of the City of Randwick, in the Eastern Suburbs region. Colloquially, Kensington is referred to as "Kenso". Kensington lies to the immediate south of Moore Park and west of Randwick Racecourse. The principal landmarks of the suburb are the main campus of the University of New South Wales, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), and the exclusive Australian Golf Club. Kensington is also a residential suburb close to the Sydney CBD. There is a mixture of high and medium-density housing, and free-standing homes for its 11,000 residents.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Kensington in Australia. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Kensington like a local. After your splendid visit to Kensington, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Sydney. Add Sydney to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Sydney Opera House, Sydney Tower, The Rocks. Also, to reach Kensington, you'll have to take a flight to Sydney; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Kensington are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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- Know before you go to Kensington

Facts and Stats for Kensington*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kensington

    Know the pollution level of Kensington before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 24.81 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 31.04 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 42.77 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 29.23 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.8 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 23.96 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20.4 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 23.58 (Low)
  • Kensington: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kensington for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kensington.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.1 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.43 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 38.47 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35.11 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 27.2 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 36.17 (Low)
    • Attacks 36.04 (Low)
    • Drug offense 47.45 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.18 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 52.98 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.68 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.11 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.07 (Moderate)
  • Living in Kensington - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Kensington is 184.05 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 61.99 (High)
    • Climate Index 96.95 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 29.08 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 43.51 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 90.13 (High)
    • Health Care Index 74.45 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.52 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 129.09 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kensington

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kensington

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.69 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.74 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 47.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 103.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 80.95 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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