Ponsonby Road


Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop

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Ponsonby Central

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Western Park

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Discover one of Auckland’s hippest strips.

Ponsonby is packed with boutique fashion stores, chic cafés, bars and restaurants, all just a 10-minute drive from the city centre.

Treat yourself to a shopping spree at Ponsonby’s sophisticated boutique stores. Find unique designer fashion, upmarket homewares, top quality jewellery, accessories and specialist foods. 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 is undoubtedly one of Auckland’s best and busiest dining spots too. Sip on superb coffee at a laidback café and dine on dishes from all corners of the globe. Choose from a huge array of options, from five-star restaurants with award-winning chefs to pop-up stalls and street food at the uber-cool Ponsonby Central.

When night falls, catch a live music gig at one of the 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. 

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