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Ponsonby Tours

Just west of Auckland’s CBD, Ponsonby is one of the city’s most fashionable inner-city suburbs. Known for its restaurants and cafes, delis, boutiques, jewelers, independent bookstores, clubs and bars, and art galleries that line Ponsonby Road — this large neighborhood also has its fill of art hotels. 

In a classic tale of gentrification, up until the 1970s Ponsonby had a reputation as a crime-ridden corner of the city, full of slums and unloved buildings that had remained rundown since the Great Depression. Then came the students and an underground arts scene which eventually led into Ponsonby becoming an upper-middle class neighborhood as soon as the beautiful 19th-villas were restored. 

To get to know the history of the area, you can take a heritage walk and learn more about historic buildings including the Ponsonby Fire Station, Ponsonby Post Office, The Leys Institute, and St. Mary's Convent.

Practical Info

Two km west of central Auckland, parking is free on Ponsonby Road, except in Three Lamps. Most of the cafes in the area have free wifi, and after midnight the bus stops become taxi stands. Ponsonby Central is a fashionable laneway on Ponsonby Road, and a good spot to go to for restaurants and cafes as well as organic fruits and veg from Produce Market. 

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Half-Day Auckland Scenic Tour, Auckland, null
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Half-Day Auckland Scenic Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Join this half-day scenic tour if you want to see as much of Auckland as possible in a time frame that suits you. Perfect for those who might not have a lot of ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.42
2.5-Hour Auckland Neighborhoods Electric Bike Small-Group Tour, Auckland, Half-day Tours
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2.5-Hour Auckland Neighborhoods Electric Bike Small-Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Auckland is regularly voted as one of the most livable cities on Earth and this small group, guided electric bike tour is designed to showcase exactly why ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $47.80
Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour, Auckland, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

Take in the top attractions of New Zealand's largest city on this full-day scenic tour of Auckland. Spin through the city to Tamaki Drive by air-conditioned ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.05
Auckland City Tour and Kumeu Wine Country, Auckland, Full-day Tours
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Auckland City Tour and Kumeu Wine Country

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Experience the best of Auckland and vicinity with a morning city tour combined with an afternoon wine tasting in the nearby Kumeu wine country. Take a look at ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $218.20

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