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Ponsonby

Address: Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 360 9301
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$127*
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80%
Ranked #41 of 178 things to do in Auckland
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Wuhan, China
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Nice bars and cafes around the area. Lots of chic shops and thre is a free bus too/from the city centre.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Amble, chat, drink coffee, have a wine, go for a dance, just hang out Ponsonby is great for any of these things!!

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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It´s a place with many restaurants from different origins...there is also a fresh market where you can find food to buy, even on a Sunday morning...the pizza place is a good tip.

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Sydney, Australia
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822 reviews 822 reviews
411 attraction reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is a serious chic part of Auckland and well worth a visit. The Ponsonby Produce Market is a fantastic space holding more than just produce. An Auckland must-do!

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Bribie Island, Australia
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389 reviews 389 reviews
168 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Ponsonby is an amazing place at any time of year. But at Christmas the street to head for is FRANKLIN ROAD at night - don't miss it. It's a fairy wonderland with most of the homes beautifully decorated with colorful lights. they even had a boys choir performing at one of the intersections on the night we were there. Enjoy... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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174 reviews 174 reviews
29 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Shopping, eating, people watching all in ponsonby. Ponsonby Central has it all. Buy some fantastic cheese then just turn around and get your wine to go with it. This place is a must visit and has a great city vibe

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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Visited Ponsonby for dinner at El Sizzling Chorizo (great!). Great area, very effortless and cool but with no pretentious crowds. Creative and cool, reminds me of Melbourne.

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Ponsonby, Auckland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Shanghai Lil's,the most interesting bar on Ponsonby Road is back. Comfy chairs, great hosts, beautiful colours, interesting punters. Around 9pm the legendary Billy Farnell plays jazz piano. Interesting nooks to sit in and a wee garden area will be opening out the back. So glad they are back.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

we stayed in ponsonby for 3 nights, upon arrival we grabbed a quick burger and couple of beers to help with the jet lag. The next morning we wandered round taking in the beautiful weird sculptures at the top of the high street and cool cafes and boutique stores. In the evening there was a cool gallery opening and the... More 

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Lyttelton, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

this was a nice spot for a sunday brekkie. prices were reasonable and strolling along the road was nice with the litttle shops

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