Ponsonby is considered one of Auckland’s hotspots for shopping and gastronomic adventure. With numerous fashion stores, cafés, bars, galleries and restaurants dotting the street, this vibrant suburb always has something in store for those looking to have a good time.
Ponsonby is the perfect place to go on a shopping spree where you’ll never run out of enticing designer fashions, unique homewares, impeccably crafted jewellery, accessories and other specialties. Looking for a great dining experience? Choose from a huge selection of cuisine and dining hotspots – delectable choices hailing from Europe all the way to Asia. The fun doesn’t stop there. Party it up with great music at one of the lively neighbourhood bars and dance the night away as top DJs do their thing. If you want a more relaxing spot, Ponsonby has something in store for you too. Sip on a latte at Tartine Café, Rocket Kitchen or Ma Cherie while you sit, unwind and go people-watching. Those looking for a different kind of experience can choose to discover Ponsonby’s amazing 19th-century villas in order to get a glimpse of this famous area’s history and transformation. While there, why not take the time to visit the famous Dorothy Butler Children’s bookshop and browse their astounding collectible books and readings?
Transportation is a breeze. Since Ponsonby is centrally located, CBD and Kingsland are only a short 20-30-minute walk away. The Link bus service also connects Ponsonby to downtown Auckland, Parnell, Newmarket, Grafton and Newton.