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Ponsonby is a trendy neighbourhood that offers a variety of experiences for locals and travellers alike. This historic suburb is a foodie's paradise, with options ranging from high-end restaurants to food trucks. Ponsonby Central and Ponsonby International Foodcourt are popular one-stop-shop destinations for foodies. Standouts include vegan ice cream (looking at you, Duck Island), Japanese with a Peruvian twist and hazelnut croissants that just might rival the French ones.
Shopping is another major attraction in Ponsonby, with Victorian buildings converted into modern storefronts. You can find new and second-hand clothing and accessories, pop-up spaces, and markets. Art lovers can explore a range of galleries and find unique Kiwi objects and treasures.
As the sun sets, Ponsonby comes alive with a vibrant nightlife scene. Visitors can enjoy live music, dancing, and shows at intimate venues. There are also craft beer gardens, wine bars, and cocktail bars.
In addition to shopping and dining, Ponsonby also offers beautiful scenery and activities. Western Park has walking trails and a playground. Visitors can also take part in hot yoga sessions, pilates classes, or visit a day spa or salon.
Ponsonby is best explored at a leisurely pace, allowing time to discover hidden gems. With options for early risers and night owls, this neighbourhood never sleeps.
Location Te wāhi
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Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
From the city centre, catch the Lower Link bus, walk in 30 minutes or drive in 7-10 minutes. Paid and free street parking can be found on most back streets.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Wander up Ponsonby Road on foot to discover the best of this suburb. Find the beating heart of the suburb around Ponsonby Central and a more relaxed feel in the Three Lamps district.