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Auckland, New Zealand
09 360 9301
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Ranked #37 of 106 attractions in Auckland
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Auckland, New Zealand
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123 reviews 123 reviews
26 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Ponsonby has all of the shops, bars and restaurants that you'll need in a visit to Auckland. Try Ponsonby Central for a great selection of trendy eateries or Moo Chow Chow (Thai) over the road. Or down the street you have Mekong Baby (Vietnamese) or Sid Art (fine dining) at the north end of the street. That's just scratching the... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

This inner city suburb is a great place to either eat, drink or just People Watch. Great shops bars and restaurants. A must visit place for any visitors to Auckland. Just wander down Ponsonby Rd and take in the sights and the sample the best coffee in Auckland.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Plenty of great cuisines to try in ponsonby, however Dante's pizzeria stood out from the crowd. Great authentic pizza. Why not end the evening with a stroll to dessert dojo for cold stone ice cream and a photobooth

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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Ponsonby Road, in Ponsonby is probably among the suburbs in the world with the greatest number of outdoor dining establishments, catering for most cultures, per square metre of land or per head of population! With the imposed speed limit of 50kph, it is also much safer for pedestrians and people enjoying the outdoor atmosphere of Ponsonby Road, than it used... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We were kind of disappointed actually - this is a an extremely limited shopping area. It is excellent if you are looking for a massive selection of eating/drinking establishments, but for a typical afternoon one would have been fine. If I lived here I could see heading to this area frequently for dining on the weekends however. We spent an... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
50 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Nothing special here unless you're a 'hipster' or like spending vast amounts of money (prices between two and three times that in London or Paris for everything except burgers) Usual sort of shops etc to lure the pretentious. No architecture, culture, views to make it worth a visit otherwise, Drive through in five minutes(busy road) and see if you must

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Bribie Island, Australia
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250 reviews 250 reviews
106 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Ponsonby used to be one of the "down and out" areas of Auckland but is now a fashionable area with expensive character homes, lots of restaurants & coffee or wine bars and further along at 3 lamps, the historic post office - now home to the Belgian Beer House. There's a wonderful children's book store, also at 3 lamps. You... More

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Phoenix Arizona
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104 reviews 104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Ponsonby was okay - nice for a stroll, antique shopping or people-watching, a cocktail or a bite to eat but it was seriously much less charming than I expected. There is really nothing charming about it. We stayed in this 'area' of Auckland to be near something special but it was just a long road with a lot of shops... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Markets, restaurants, boutique shops of all kinds, bars. There is something for everyone on Ponsonby. This is a neighborhood that is on the rise.

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London, United Kingdom
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236 reviews 236 reviews
86 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is not a holiday ''attraction'' it's an inner city suburb with a long strip (Ponsonby Road) of cafes, bars, restaurants, and upmarket shops. At one end of the strip is Karangahape (K) Rd which is more ecclectic while the other end is home to Herne Bay - more bars and restaurants. In general, the quality of food in the... More

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