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Address: Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 360 9301
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Activities: Dining, Shopping
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NIce shopping and Food

We found Ponsonby to be a nice venue for all of our Dining and shopping needs. We enjoyed walking down both sides of the Road and even found some very great deals in the stores... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Sedona, Arizona
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Should you be traveling to NZ, staying downtown, Ponsonby is so easy to reach in 10 minutes or so on the Metro links bus's. It's upscale, eclectic, with many quaint eateries, shops galore. A great Inner city "burb", and highlighted for me by a memorable stop by the "Blue Breeze Inn". It's deservedly the soul and character of this place.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It was nice to get out of the Auckland CBD (lovely as it is) and into a neighborhood. Posonby was easy to reach; I just hopped on the green "inner link" bus (which runs bidirectionally every 10 min. or so) and was into Posbony quickly for only $2. Spend an afternoon here! Ponsonby Road is full of neat little stores... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We found Ponsonby to be a nice venue for all of our Dining and shopping needs. We enjoyed walking down both sides of the Road and even found some very great deals in the stores. We did eat at two restaurants which are reviewed in their names. Nice area. The nightclubs on the other hand are way too stuck up... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Ponsonby is a mixture of old and new. Lots of nice little eating places and shops that are different and interesting. We had an Italian Meal here very reasonably priced and yummy. It can be a long walk along the Streets but plenty of Coffee Shops to stop and have a break. Well worth a visit

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We visited Ponsonby after reading an Auckland guide. My first tip is to take the inner city bus rather than walk from the waterfront as we did. 2 km if not far but when most of it is up hill, the bus is a better option. Ponsonby road has a varity of shops and café along it length. If designer... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I have visited ponsenby a few times. It is a great area with a variety of cafes, bars and shops. Something for everyone. Ponsenby also hosted the annual Pride parade which we watched. A busy little area but well worth the visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

As I used to live in Ponsonby it was a very memorable drive around. We visited L'Escabeau French Kitchen, 104 Richmond Rd, which used to be our family dairy for 57yrs, last owned by my father George Pullan, who passed away in 1999. The new owners are a lovely French couple who made us coffee and crepes for breakfast, it... More 

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Wuhan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

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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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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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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