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Ponsonby

Address: Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 360 9301
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Ranked #27 of 101 Attractions in Auckland
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Sydney, Australia
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822 reviews 822 reviews
412 attraction reviews
332 helpful votes 332 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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177 helpful votes 177 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
23 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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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
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was one of two areas, the other being Parnell, where I spent the bulk of my time when I was in Auckland. It is charming and picturesque, with great shopping, dining, walking and people watching.

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This place is super cool. Great shops, unbelievable cafe's and restaurants. Wander, shop and eat. Look for Ponsonby Central.

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Sydney, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Head out to Ponsonby on foot or via the Inner Link bus. Fabulous eateries. Cool shops. Mag Nation has an impressive collection of magazines. A fantastic women's bookstore with lovely staff and excellent recommendations. Check out the cafe, eateries and markets at Ponsonby Central. Cool view of the Auckland skyline.

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