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Ponsonby, Auckland
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​Discover one of the city's hippest strips. Ponsonby is packed with boutique fashion stores, chic cafés, bars and restaurants, all just 10 minutes from the city centre. Known for its sophisticated shopping and dining, it’s also perfect for drinks and dancing after dark.

Ponsonby highlights

Grab a bite to eat in Ponsonby, Auckland

​Top picks

Shop up a storm
Treat yourself to a shopping spree at Ponsonby’s stylish boutiques. Find unique designer fashions, upmarket homewares, top quality jewellery and accessories and specialist foods.

Dine out
Sip on superb coffee at a chic café and dine on dishes from all corners of the globe. Choose from a huge array of excellent dining spots and cuisine, from fine French fare to delectable Japanese. 

Listen up
Catch a live music gig at one of the lively neighbourhood bars or dance late into the night as top DJs spin their decks. Sing along to classic retro tunes or the latest club music. 

Take a step back in time
Stroll away from the main strip to discover Ponsonby’s beautiful 19th Century villas. Take a heritage walk to get a glimpse into some of the area’s early history and transformation. 

Browse or buy
Check out local arts, crafts and galleries. Browse the independent and second hand bookstores to pick up collectable books and visit the famous Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop.

Ponsonby, Auckland

​Why visit?

If shopping, dining out and enjoying a drink and a dance are high on your agenda, then head to Ponsonby. As one of the most fashionable inner-city suburbs in central Auckland, this is the place to mingle with the pretty people.

Don’t miss the hip new Ponsonby Central area, with its laneway of stylish bars and street vendor-style eateries, an organic produce market and quirky homeware retailers.

Pop up to Ponsonby for a few hours or make a day – or night – of it.

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