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Address: Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 360 9301
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Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Great mix of food and retail a good place to meet and explore Ponsonby

Fab Argentina grill, $5 Deli, Asian noodles and more all very well done no problem finding something to keep everyone happy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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Otago Region, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Ponsonby is full of interesting architecture, ethnic shops and cafes. You do not need to stroll far for a coffee & snack in Ponsonby, just depends how much you want to spend. There are also 3 or 4 reserves and parks, in which to rest or have a picnic. Parking is always a problem, you may have to park away... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
17 attraction reviews
401 helpful votes 401 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A great area to eat/drink or shop! Great coffee shops and restaurants to choose from. Easy to get to from the city by bus that is regular. Good shopping and overall loved it up here!

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new zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Overlooking the harbour and nestled against the CBD, Ponsonby is an iconic victorian suburb in Auckland filled with great cafes and bars. A recent addition to "The Strip" is Ponsonby Central, which is full of great market type restaurants with a great atmosphere and outdoor eating area. Great for people watching and just sitting and hanging at a cafe.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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161 reviews 161 reviews
14 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Fab Argentina grill, $5 Deli, Asian noodles and more all very well done no problem finding something to keep everyone happy.

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My husband & I found this place on Trip Advisor because of the International Foodcourt there. We took a walk from our hotel on Queen Street. It was a very long walk but we could enjoyed the scenery along the way. That's what we like about free and easy holidays. The cottage houses along the way is very beautiful and... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I haven't seen much of Ponsonby because I am a broke student hahaha, but my review is based on Franklin Road in Ponsonby. Each year the display of Christmas lights is incredible! In the movies you see all the houses in America especially go all out and every neighbourhood is lit up. Sadly, we don't really go all out here... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a great place to go for some window shopping and a wander. They have lots of really funky shops that are often quite expensive. If you are going for food I would highly suggest going to Ponsonby Central because they have loads of good food there.

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Brisbane, Australia
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324 reviews 324 reviews
222 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I hadn't been back to ponsonby for 40yrs. It has been transformed from slum where the local pub was called the glue pot to an ultra trendy shopping destination. The process of gentrification has anhilitated the suburbs old soul. If you are a beautiful person after expensive coffee and gluten free cakes then you'll feel at home in ponsonby. If... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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293 reviews 293 reviews
168 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Good spot for a varied selection of international cuisine restaurants for a great meal. Lovely old historic buildings and lovely old cottages. I would recommend a visit here.

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Calgary, Canada
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72 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Hey, if you like discovering the older parts of town, that have the cool old houses, cottages, and neighborhood buildings, then this spot near downtown is a must for you! I happen to love old houses, and the historical cottages of New Zealand are a bit of a departure from those in the States, but still nonetheless, most worthy of... More 

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